Monday, June 25, 2018
A Disco Bunny and a Flag Cape
I'm getting started late on the ol' blog this morning. I didn't wake up until 7 a.m.! I've discovered that when Olga starts waggling around at 4:30 a.m., I can put her under the covers and she'll go back to sleep for another few hours. Heaven!
Yesterday I walked down to the high street to catch a bus, and saw this camper sitting outside Waitrose. Up to the time my bus arrived, no one who looked obviously like a "disco bunny" appeared on the scene, but I read later on Facebook that he was dancing down by the train station. From what I gather, he's a performance artist who travels around and dances in public. I wish I'd seen him!
I caught the bus to Notting Hill to visit our friends and former neighbors Linda and Chris. We went to lunch and had a great time catching up.
Above the streets of the old 'hood, the somber reminder of Grenfell Tower has been shrouded in scaffolding marked with the words "Grenfell: Forever in our Hearts."
We went to a cafe that specializes in farm-fresh food, and I had English muffins with poached eggs, spinach and hollandaise -- essentially eggs Florentine. And wine, of course! Then, after lunch, I had a few hours to kill, so I walked eastward through Bayswater and into Mayfair.
There were lots of enthusiastic football supporters out and about. England won its game yesterday, so it's advancing in the World Cup. Big excitement! (For some people.)
In Mayfair I met up with my co-worker Lorraine for a concert of choral music where another co-worker, Lisa, was performing. It was an excellent performance of some rather somber pieces, C. H. H. Parry's "Songs of Farewell," mixed in with old British folk songs. As you can probably tell, I enjoyed the folk songs more, but it's interesting that a lot of the truly musical people on hand seemed to prefer the Parry. I guess it was more complex.
Afterwards Lorraine and I went to dinner, where we dined al fresco (mac and cheese!) in the warm evening air. I got home around 10 p.m., so I owe Olga more time and attention today!