It rained so the Globe was out! Change of plan, Harrods plus the V and A.

Train from Bermondsey, to Westminster then to South Kensington, very white!!!! But zillions of ’em all pushing and shoving plus loads of excited kids. Must be holidays on somewhere.

We lunched at a little chez nous  cafe along with all the other visitors. Youcan tell the locals , they are. very well dressed and look disdainful….

Decided we would go to Harrods first – mistake – it was along way and thee were all those people making a beeline for T and bumping him…

We finally made Harrods and it certainly was not the Harrods of twenty four years ago and T said in his childhood in the food hall, white gloved men in uniform carried your basket while sir or madam made purchases. Now the food hall is just a giant trough with everyone pushing andshoving for goods youcan get at  any half way decent deli…

Upstairs  their sale was coming to a close and dreary overpriced articles were hanging limply…I did notice in the designer section, Dior etc that the winter stuff was out, lots of leather and tartan.

Just outside the door of Harrods were hordes of Asians eating thier expensive deli purchases out of paper bags…

We were wimps and got a taxi back down the road to the Victoria and Albert Museum. All was quiet and calm in the Renaissance section of the Vand A and not many other sections were crowded either, except for the Bowie Exhibition, time slots of two hours ahead were available ….bit like  the Lowry but the numbers there were insufficient for them to really bother policing it…

We caught the train back to Bermondsey and got the bus to right outside, home by 5.30 pm. Werealised we should have held out for the Globe as it was fineby 2 pm and now Mac has been advertised as a must see tomorrow will be chocka!!!!

Pasta for dinner with pancetta, pomodoro tomatoes, basil , onion and parmessan, yum!!!

All washed down with a cheap red plonk!!!

We are getting tired of the noise and the crowds plus the flat is very noisy so not easy to lay about here, when the road settles the builders redoing the council flats compressor is the prevailing  noise. See, we are over it. May try andsneak out of London fora night tomorrow.

Have to be back for T’s physio and the opera on Monday night, going to Simon Boccanegra at the Opera House, has had mixed reviews…..