I’m exhausted, and on the train about the depart Euston
My train home, as my inward train was cancelled, so after dropping Leo off at St Pancras I’ve grabbed the next train north .
The rail system is a bit shambolic .
I met Leo yesterday at the station .we checked in the hotel and I was touched just how excited he was at the prospect of having a room all to himself.
The things we take for granted eh?
We then walked up to Shaftesbury Avenue , where I remembered the forbidden planet megastore was located and let Leo submerse himself in everything geek for a good hour.
We then ambled up to long acre and walked into Dishoom past the queues that were already snaking along the pavem
Dishoom staff could not have been kinder. I had already texted that it was Leo’s and they made a fuss of him, and even proudly presented him with a birthday pud with candle on it.
Which was sweet.
The food, as usual, was divine
He spent a great deal of time texting on his phone ( which I didn’t mind at all) but we talked too about the merits of Black Panther 2 compared to the Black Panther 1 and other films he has seen this year.
From Dishoom we walked around Chinatown , then down to the Southbank where we had a drink at the BFI
I was knackered when we walked down the Strand to see Six
After a shaky start Six won me over.
Think of a superior Spice Girl tribute band ( plus one) who can really sing and act
Give them tons of sass, seven or eight uvula wrenching songs and some costumes to die for and you have a joyful pop exploration into the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII
Standout was Dionne Ward Anderson who was playing Anne of Cleves,
She couldn’t have injected more life into her role if she had inserted a stick of dynamite up her drawers
After a nice breakfast…We are now both on the way home .
Our next meeting Is London Comic Con 2023