Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Hen Do


I won't have the opportunity to have a " hen or stag" night with my best friend Nuala for she is travelling for the next 7 weeks or so. She is off to New Zealand, Fiji, Vietnam and Japan with her hubby but will be back to " give me away" on the 6th of March, so today's trip to London is the nearest I will get to a send off , so to speak.
We've had a lovely day.....a quick jaunt around The Institute of Sexology Exhibition at the Welcome Institute, a nice lunch in a sushi restaurant Nizuni on Charlotte Street followed by champagne in the Charlotte Street Hotel ( v posh) and theatre at the Wyndham to see the much praised  KING CHARLES III.
I loved it all.....we barely had time to say goodbye before I caught the tube to Euston ......not a bad day's itinerary seeing that I have only been in London just over seven hours....
I just had time to grab a sandwich from marks' before waiting for my platform to be announced when a woman of around 40 poked me on the arm and bellowed " it's strange seeing you without Winnie"
I had absolutely no idea who she was but apparently she reads "  Going Gently " every day
" you look neater than I expected" she said
Ahhhhhh
Fame at last!
And as promised hello to Karen from Wrexham.( she's on the same train!)

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  1. I'm on the train typing this......apparantly my fame hasn't earned me a gin and tonic from the bar as yet

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  2. Wonderful day out with the perfect ending !

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. Small world! Fame will follow now, John!!
    What a great shot!

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  4. (Chuckling)
    Ah, to be so well known that people on the street recognize you!
    Good time with Nuala, looks like. I hope she enjoys her trip!
    (At first I thought you were talking about your hair - )

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  5. See? You're not as Bloody Scruffy as you claim, evidently.

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  6. You must have felt like Brad Pitt when that woman poked you. Best to wear sunglasses in future.

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  7. Paparezzi is in your future, I just know it.

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  8. Sounds much more civilised than the average stag do! Can't imagine you...or Chris!...chained to a lamp post or blotto in Prague!

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    1. Pchris would prefer sticking pins in his eyes

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful day but too short. Good that she can make your wedding, though.

    It must be kind of a weird thrill to be recognized by someone you do not know!

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    1. Strange chris and I get married March 6 th
      Nuala and I met March 6 1989

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  10. I hope Aunt Glad is throwing you a kitchen tea party though. ;-) I also hope Nuala is coming to Wellington in her nip through Kiwiland, in which case we would be honoured to give them a bit of a tour and a nice nosh. :)

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  11. "You look neater than expected" - I had to laugh! See, you're not so scruffy.

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  12. OMG, I am not sure whether I would have liked that. However, glad you have had a good day with Nuala.xx

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  13. Wonderful day John....and the big day will be upon you before you know it...xx

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  14. Brilliant! Fame at last, your day sounds lovely.
    Twiggy

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  15. Lovely day out!

    I'm afraid if I bumped into either you or Chris down in Calgary, I'd just assume it was some guy who looked a lot like you!

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  16. That is so funny !!!! I had a thought a while back that you would end up on Radio 2 one day as a guest presenter .....suddenly it seems less preposterous than it once did ....

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    1. It has also happened to me with a stranger outside Tescos in prestatyn... But that didn't sound so sexy

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  17. Wow....March is just right around the corner!

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  18. Love that picture of you and Nuala. She's got the most wonderful smile. What a lovely person to spend the day with.

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  19. Great selfie...Nuala looks lovely. I'm hoping Winnie and the gang are going to be bridesmaids....countdown to the big day is on!

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    1. She is lovely, the best!

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  20. A sandwich from marks not a scotch egg?

    My blog has gone missing... lol I hope to get it back for the weekend .

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    1. Bloody hell you're right..what happened

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  21. So, fame at last! This must mean your marriage will now be covered at length by Hello! magazine.

    Neater than expected? She obviously caught you before the sandwich filling unexpectedly splurted all over your shirt.

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    1. Hello magazine?
      Chicken monthly more like xx

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  22. What's the opposite of 'Hen Do'? Cock Don't.

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  23. Fame has its disadvantages !

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  24. Sounds like a mighty fine day out! You certainly have become the master of your IPad.

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    1. Free wify on Virgin trains ( as long as you are sat near first class)

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  25. nuala is a beautiful woman. did she have any last minute marital advice for you, or do you already know everything? ;-)

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    1. No advice...it wasn't that long ago since I walked her down the aisle at her own wedding

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  26. Sounds like a brilliant day.

    I got recognised on Llandudno prom the other day, well rather Mavis did. She ran up to a couple who were strolling by and as I shouted her back the girl said, "are you Sue, I read your Blog all the time, I thought I recognised the dogs", it's always nice to meet a fellow Blogger unexpectedly :-)

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    1. See........it happens to others in WALES
      Must be a Welsh thing sue!

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    1. She as important to me as breathing

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    2. That is a wonderful thing to say about someone John, I like you more and more as I read your posts day in and day out. The world is a better place with you in it. Glad you had a wonderful day with Nuala.

      Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  28. Fame at last. Next thing you know, you will be a movie star.

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  29. Fame - fortune can't be to far away. Sounds like a great day in a wonderful city.

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  30. What a lovely day all around. A sexology display sounds like the perfect activity for you two!

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  31. wow! that's pretty famous! so how many hits do you get in a day?

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  32. Quite remarkable that she recognised you when you were so out of context, sans Winnie and at Euston Station. I have back and check. Did she say meatier or neater?

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  33. Did you give her your autograph?. It might be valuable some day. Last I looked, you had a following of 783 of the two legged species, which may or not outnumber your four legged friends. Accept it, John, you are a celebrity.

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  34. Oh, I needed a laugh today, John. Thank you. My mother passed today and I couldn't be there (in Colorado). This brought a smile to my face. Someday I will visit London. It's on my bucket list.

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    1. Sorry for your loss Mary...

      Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  35. Nuala has an amazing smile. Love it.

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  36. Fame is spreading John. As I have always said - get that book written.

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  37. Famous the world over!

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  38. What could make for a better day than the one you describe? Nothing beats a day of celebration with a really good girlfriend, eh? And then to top the day off with public recognition -- even in your non-scruffy state!

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  39. You gotta have friends (hey, is that Bette Midler singing?). God bless, dear!

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  40. How funny that you got recognized!

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  41. Sandwich? Had they run out of scotch eggs? Happy new year John and so pleased you managed to catch up with Nuala. xx

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