Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A Wicked Good Time in London


Hello all of you from London! I am here having a fabulous time and I am (of course) shopping my heart out! Little AG and I went with some friends to have a Cream Tea at Fortnum and Mason this afternoon, and it was a blast (not to mention yummy. Apart from the snooty service, the tea and scones were fantastic. Have you ever had clotted cream on a scone? Let me just say, it's AH-MAY-ZING! No seriously -- it was. Everything else has been going very well -- well as much as it can when you are with a ginormous tour group, anyway.

Tonight we popped into a show in the West End (how do you like my use of British slang, there?) and saw "Wicked" the musical. It was fantastic! Seriously, I had chills for most of the time. It's very funny and the actress who played Elphaba was very talented. The actress who played Glinda (the Good Witch!) had great comedic timing. If you haven't seen "Wicked" or aren't familiar with it, it is the "prequel" to the "Wizard of Oz". It is funny and actually quite touching -- it explains how the Wicked Witch came to be Wicked in the first place. I highly recommend seeing it if you ever have the chance!

Anyway, here it's 2 AM so I'm going to go to sleep for a couple of hours before I'm up again for another full day. Look for a guest post tomorrow from one of my favorite bloggers. :) Oh, and feel free to comment with any suggestions that you have for me in London -- I'm have a free day here tomorrow to see what I want and I am certainly open to suggestions!

5 comments:

mannequin said...

No suggestions but you are so lucky to have seen Wicked!! I've read the books and the wonderful Broadway reviews but have yet to see.
Have fun and thanks for the update on your trip! I hope you're taking pictures so we can live vicariously through you!

happyathome said...

Oh I am so envious of you! I loved London when we had a short two day visit on our way to Italy! I can't wait to go back. I have a contest ending tonight where you can win a T shirt made by a small family company in NYC, husband is British and wife is American. Check it out, you can wear some of the lingo! Have a good time!
http://lifeislikechampagne.blogspot.com/2008/07/wear-your-wellies.html

MMrussianadoption said...

So excited. We are going to see it today for our anniversary. I have wanted to see this show for like 10 years now. I have only heard great things about it. Congrats

Bridgette said...

Glad you are having such a good time! I am so jealous! :)

This Military Mama said...

How awesome that you go to see Wicked in London!!! I've seen it twice [L.A. and Chicago] and think it's one of the best Broadway shows ever!

I hope you are having a blast in Europe!