We have been down to London as it was our friend Sarah's 50th Birthday and we had all arranged a surprise, meeting up at an old haunt TGI's Friday's in Piccadilly..
We got down the muddy towpath with the plastic bag trick over the boots and some careful side stepping to get to the station at 10.00am.
We got to London and walked around Leicester Square and Covent Garden before we made it to the restaurant and met some of the others..
We all hid behind the bar when Sarah turned up and Surprise!!!! She was amazed to see us all. We all sat down for a lovely meal, and she opened her presents.
We then marched out of there at 7.15pm and walked over to The Piccadilly Theatre and got the tickets for the production of " Dirty Dancing" Sarah is a big dancing fan so was so pleased to have this arranged for her....
We watched the show (which we've got to say is one for the girls), but the blokes did well to sit through it.
We came out at 10.00pm and then found a Sports bar close to Victoria station so it was easy for everyone to get home..
Here Del split and made his way back to Derwent6 while Al went down to Kent with Sarah where she stayed the night, as her Dad had an appointment the following day..
In the morning Al got the rain back to her Mum and Dads and then took her Dad to the hospital, and things turned out fine there and everything was on time so she was soon back on the train back to Derwent6.
Del got back to Derwent6 at 1.30am in the morning and woke up to find that Keith and Ann on n.b. Oakfield were moored in front of us.. After sorting out the chimney with a good clean, and then warming Derwent6 back up, he was very kindly invited round for a cup of tea and a cake by Ann and Keith, waiting for Al to return.......lovely.