Sunday, 30 November 2008
Hey littleys! Our weekend!
Recognise him? Bit more later...
Well, I promised to tell my children all about our lovely weekend, so this is a post especially for them. So, we went to London for a special do at a very lovely hotel...the entrance (they call it the foyer) had twinkling lights in the ceilings:
We walked up three flights of those stairs rather than get a lift because I liked the lights! We had champagne in a very twinkley room, then all had to find our tables in another room which had a lit up ceiling as well! There were about 1,000 people there, so it was a big room.
Our table had a lovely flower decoration, and lots of bottles of wine, which grown ups sometimes like a little bit of at these sorts of dos...
The white wine was nestled in an ice bucket to keep it cold. But it looks nice like that as well (but it drips all over you when you get a bottle out, so tip for the future - let somebody else pour if you find yourself with bottles like this in the distant future ;-)).
Then we had food. The starter looked a little like cat food, I have to say, but it was delicious. I could have eaten three!
Then we had some entertainment from The Blues Brothers, who were great fun. Dad's going to do it for you at Christmas if I find the hat and tie! We were very lucky to have a table close to the stage so I had a good view.
Then came lots of speeches. The speeches started at about ten past eleven last night, so mummy was almost asleep! The man on the left on the stage is Tony Robinson, who does that Time Team programme,
but people of my age know him as Baldrick in Blackadder, which was a very funny programme in the 1970s. That's a picture of him in his Baldrick gear at the top of the post.
The speeches were for people who have done very good work in their jobs, and they were given awards, which is a way of saying how much people like what they've done. They then had to have pictures taken.
I pinched a picture with Tony Robinson, who was charming, but badly jet lagged after flying in from Australia earlier yesterday. I felt jet lagged as well because I've had almost no sleep lately. What do you reckon?!
This is how he looked in character (the one sitting at the bottom - he was always at the bottom!). You'll recognise Rowan Atkinson from Mr Bean - he played another funny character in Blackadder.
We then had a band playing in another room with more twinkley lights in the ceiling, and had to do lots of dancing. Daddy kicked my foot because he was so enthusiastic with his dancing, so my dancing was mainly carried out on one leg because you know how big daddy's feet are! We then got back to the hotel at around 3am because Dad kept forgetting to phone for the taxi! That's why mummy's looking so grey today, and not managing to say a lot.
Now, today, we went up to Oxford Street, which is a shopping street in London. We saw lots of lovely windows, which you'd love, in Debenhams. They were the best windows we saw, which was a surprise because when I was young we used to go up to see the Selfridges windows. But they were half as good. So I didn't take pictures of them.
In one, they reminded me of the Blues Brothers from the night before!
What do you think?
In one shop we saw this dinosaur. You sit on him and he moves and blinks and makes funny noises. Well, a child sits on him and he moves. He'd probably collapse if me or daddy tried to sit on him. He's about £250, so you guys just get a picture!
Next we dropped into one of my long time favourite stores. It's called Liberty, and it has lots of lovely things inside, as well as being a beautiful building. I've been visiting there since I was a toddler, because I used to go with my mum.
This reindeer made me smile. Again, all you get is the picture, because sadly he was about £400. Actually, I meant the unicorn... thank you, Angel! I was still very tired when I wrote this.
They had funky mirrors from one of my favourite sofa companies, Squint.
That's all wrapped with fabric. Don't even ask the price - I fell over.
And cool pigeon lights, at £49.50 a pop.
And I bought a piece of fabric, but more about that in another post!
So, we had a fab time. Grandma tells me you all had a fab time to. But I did miss you all! There's nowhere better than home, even though it's nice to play out sometimes.
Love mummy. x