I'm so full of Christmas cheer I think perhaps I could just burst. Maybe that's an overstatement but I have done more Christmas-y things this season than ever before. Last night we went ice skating at Somerset House (the rink they always show in the movies when they want to depict "Christmas in London" - the one they show near the beginning of Love Actually, actually).
It's sponsored by Tiffany & Co. so they have the famous robin's egg blue boxes under the tree. Think anyone would notice if I walked off with one?
After we finished skating, we stayed for a while to make fun of the people falling down and then we headed to Trafalgar Square to check out the tree there. Every year since 1947, the tree has been a gift from Norway to show their gratitude for Britain's support during WWII.
And this is just a picture I love that we managed to get last night. That's Big Ben with a bus whizzing by in the foreground...
Then we headed over to Covent Garden and there was no tree, which was a huge disappointment... But there were giant balls! Amy and Jenny, I was going to try to bring a couple of these home for your trees but I don't think they'll fit in my carry-on.
And this is what I love about living in the city. We were at an early dinner and we just up and decided to see a show. We walked into the theatre and asked if there were any tickets available and, lo and behold, we got front row center seats in the circle. (Which is the best place to be in my opinion.) Avenue Q was crude, crass and absolutely hysterical. I especially loved the songs "What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?", "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" and "The Internet is for Porn". If you get a chance to see it, definitely do!
Now I'm off to get ready for a day at the museum and tea with Beth...