We had a great day yesterday. Firstly, we spent some time with Stephen and Jayne (Dolce Far Niente) trying to find an ‘establishment’ to eat at during the evening.
One of the establishments visited, and we were much happier than we look!
Merchants Square, next to Paddington Basin, comes alive during the sunny days. The deck chairs are free and even table tennis tables are provided. There were free massages taking place and music playing and all in an acre of concrete and marble!
‘Dolce Far Niente’ in the foreground and ‘Chance’ further back moored safely after our premature ousting from the moorings round the corner (for ‘maintenance purposes’).
In the afternoon we went to The Odeon, Leicester Square to see “Behind the Candelabra”. This was the first film we’ve ever seen together (at a cinema) in 15 years! We enjoyed the film, with the other 20 people, but with over 20 minutes of adverts and promotions, we now know why we don’t go very often!
The tube journey back to Paddington was like playing sardines at Alton Towers – great fun!
The evening was a great laugh for us all at a lovely little family run Spanish tapas restaurant in Edgeware Road. Stephen and Jayne’s sons, Thomas and Stephen-James, found time in their own busy social calendar, to join us. Thomas, Stephen, Stephen-James, Doug, Jayne and James tucking into Tapas.
Thomas found time to have a dance with his mum before we left.
We finished the day off by going back to ‘Chance’ for cheese and biscuits and coffee and chocolates. The white ghost blending into the chair is Jayne! A great evening!