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usedtobeljs ([personal profile] usedtobeljs) wrote2017-05-28 11:03 am

Well, I'm Back, Post #26

I'm back home. Master Danger is snoozing on the linoleum, it's bloody hot in the subtropics and there's worrying news about my dad -- so let me remember my trip, which after an initial hiccup was awesome.

Rather than listing everything I did, a few moments to remember:
*unexpectedly seeing friends at the gate next to mine, and having a nice visit before I boarded (and before they went to Europe)
*checking my phone one last time on the plane out, with a glass of fizz on the armrest
*hot strong PG Tips and toast in the B&B where I stayed one night
*sitting in a cafe in a small town in Derbyshire, windows on a rainy green, with a be-hatted older woman drinking tea at a nearby table whilst her lurcher sat at her feet and sighed
*at the House Style at Chatsworth exhibit, the motto jumpers worn by the previous Duke of Devonshire Andrew Cavendish -- such as "Never Marry A Mitford". LOVE.
*green green EVERYWHERE
*a single pale rose on the bush outside my bedroom window in the flat in London; drinking wine on the garden patio of the flat
*HOT for three days, OMG. London theatres are largely not air-conditioned, either (although thank heavens for the National, which was)
*tea at the Ritz, with ambiance and sweet stuff
*some awesome theatre, including a revelatory performance of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches wherein Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and Russell Tovey were mesmerizing and heartbreaking (okay, Roy Cohn wasn't heartbreaking); DAVID FUCKING TENNANT in Don Juan in Soho, a star to his bones, louche in slim-cut suits and charmingly repellent as the modern rake-figure; the sweet and delicious love story in Rattigan's Love in Idleness, wherein Tony Head was dashing and GORGEOUS and passionate, and Eve Best was Life Goal. [Also in LiI: CLOTHES PORN, omg: 1940s silk pyjamas for Eve Best, and a silk shirt/wide-legged trousers outfit that looked classic and still current; pinstriped Savile Row for ASH, also black tie (OMG), and a camelhair coat that was unreal in its swagger and perfection)
*visiting with friends, including Paratti
*the colors of the David Hockney exhibit at the Tate Britain
*new shoes
*my footbridge over the Thames, in afternoon and at night

Hugs to all, and may your weekend be full of good things.
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[personal profile] anne_d 2017-05-28 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Welcome back, and it sounds like a grand trip!
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[personal profile] desdemonaspace 2017-05-28 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
It sounds like a WONDERFUL trip! Your post brings back all the theater and stars I saw in London and Stratford, back in the 70s. Tony Head and his clothes sound scrumptious!!

(Anonymous) 2017-05-28 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Wonderful travels! Thanks for sharing, and welcome home.

Hot in London in May? Climate change for sure...but the plays and places sound so good.
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[personal profile] alhbooks 2017-05-28 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Sounds like a dreamworthy trip...

Fingers crossed for less worrisome news on the Aged P front.

And welcome back!
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[personal profile] kathyh 2017-05-28 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay! Welcome back. So pleased you had a good time.

Love in Idleness was delightful wasn't it and most certainly full of clothes porn.

Sudden hot spells and London theatres don't always mix well!
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[personal profile] freixenet 2017-05-29 01:41 pm (UTC)(link)
What a wonderful set of memories! Fantastic. So glad you got Away From It All. Good thoughts about your dad...

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[personal profile] janus_74 2017-05-29 01:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I would love to see Chatsworth and the countryside. Glad you had a good time, even in the Hot.Hot.Hot (for England).
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[personal profile] claudia_yvr 2017-06-04 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
Hurrah, it sounds like you had a wonderful time! Theatre and sightseeing and friends and new shoes and art -- what could be better?

I'm sure Master Danger is very pleased to have you home :-)

Sorry to hear your dad's going through a rough patch, am sending good thoughts.

Am off to Europe tomorrow, first stop Stockholm!

::hugs, hugs::