Apologies once more for my lack of posting recently. I wake up think Must post today and then get caught up in various other matters. Must Try Harder.
Went up to London yesterday to meet with two good friends who I originally met online through a book group. Over the years we have organised various meetings of different sizes and locations so that we have nearly all met each other, with a few exceptions. There is never any doubt when meeting that there will be lots and lots of chat and gossip and swapping of books.
Curzon and I met for coffee at Carluccious at Smithfield which is close to the Museum of London whence we were heading in the afternoon, tea and cappo later we segued into lunch and were joined by Julie. Chicken pate and pollo ala Milanese for me and the staff so helpful and friendly. I always look out for this chain wherever I am as I like the food, service is good and you know what you are getting.
We emerged couple of hours later and legged it to the Museum for the Cheapside Hoard exhibition and gosh it was terrific. The collection was found bured and hidden safely away and nobody knows who did it, who it belongs to and why it was still there. Love historical mysteries like this.
We had to leave handbags, coats, scarves etc in lockers and were not allowed to take anything in at all, I gather the insurers were tough on this aspect. What we did pick up was magnifying glasses which allowed a really good close up look at all the pieces. An oh how wonderful they were. Simply exquisite workmanship and some jewels and designs so modern you could wear them today.
And after we had finished then, naturally, we had tea and cake.
We then parted and I strolled through the Barbican, still utterly hideous, to my station and looking up at the offices and shapes with their lights on and glittering in the dark. I am so glad I do not work in the City any more and do not do this every day, but I still find London a marvellous place and I took my time and ambled along. Of course, this delight wore off when I was on a crowded horrid train still using the same old carriages and dreary seating that I travelled on for thirty years...
Finally, as we emerged from Caluccious I saw the building where SHERLOCK JUMPED!
Made my day.....