January 2, 2010

Another sunny but cold day (-1 at 9 a.m.) and another slow start for some. But it gives me time to download photos and work on what we did yesterday.

This is a view of the living and dining room of the flat. Below is one of the small bedrooms. Ignore the mess.

After a full English breakfast, cooked by moi, Allie did some studying for her exam, Robin returned to his flat, while Scott, Sidney and I went shopping for a wool jacket for Sidney. We headed out to Oxford Street which was very crowded. We looked in House of Fraser but only I bought a light jacket. We finally got Sidney a jacket at Debenhams. We then walked down New Bond Street which is full of fashion designer and expensive jewellery shops.

We didn’t do any shopping in the Jimmy Choo shop, nor the Alexander McQueen; too bad. We turned onto Piccadilly and walked past the Academy of Royal Arts where we saw in the centre of the courtyard Anish Kapoor’s sculpture called Tall Tree and the Eyes.
We went to the Boots at Piccadilly Circus where I looked for dental floss. Despite it being a large two story drugstore, the selection of floss was only basic waxed floss, which I didn’t want. Given the state of the teeth of many Brits, I would have thought there would be more varieties of floss available. But then, again, maybe the lack of selection is also an indication of one of the sources for the current state of British dental appearances. We carried on up Shaftsbury Avenue and eventually stopped again at Milroy’s for some whisky.
Back at the flat, Scott and Robin tried to find the FA Cup football (soccer) games but no luck. Guess they expect you will go to the pub like most people do.
We had early dinner reservations near the Covent Garden market at Clos Maggoire, a French restaurant.
The green leaves behind Allie’s head were real but we’re not sure what kind of vine it was.
Bottles of cognac and armagnac behind Scott’s head.
After dinner, we went to the Novello Theatre to see Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Adrian Lester and Sanaa Lathan. We had good seats near the stage so were clearly able to see the actors. We all enjoyed the play.
Here’s Sidney’s photo of the curtain call.

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