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Billy Elliot.

Today was yet another one of my favourite days both in London, and with Josh.

Despite waking up at 5am and not being able to go back to sleep. We’ve been in London since lunchtime and have another hour to go before we get back into Bournemouth.

We decided not to buy tube tickets, and instead walked through Victoria, past Buckingham Palace, wandered amongst all the people sunbathing and having picnics in St James’ Park before finally stopping in the massive Waterstones for ages, to buy our language books
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And then moved on for lunch in my favourite Slug and Lettuce, in China Town.

I had a Falafel wrap with tonnes of chips! Which was delicious.. And we were served by the same friendly guy that served my friend and I back in March! 20130615-005325.jpg

I took Josh into one of the Taiwanese style shops and showed him random things we used to buy growing up, and some of the traditional trinkets as well. Such fun!

We had a drink at The Punch and Judy pub in Covent Garden, and thankfully the sun had decided to make an appearance, which made sipping our ciders a whole lot better. We ducked in and out of all the different shops.. Clothes, jewellery, vintage markets.. And ended up buying quite a lot of things. of which 3 baby tshirts were on the list!

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The cutest part of the day was definitely seeing baby swans and ducks in the lake at St James’ Park… And I even braved getting close to a swan to take a photo of it. It wasn’t my favourite moment but was definitely worth the shot!

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When we arrived at Prezzo for dinner, where we had booked a reservation over two weeks ago, they manager said she had no record of it and slung us between two young girls, and an older couple.. There was barely space to breathe let alone eat! And surprisingly enough she found our reservation…

The food was appalling. I ordered a starter of Bruschetta and a main of Penne Arrabiata.

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They were both made with gloopy, pre packed sauces which tasted vile and were drenched in oil. The service was shocking and no one was friendly, and we definitely wouldn’t go back there again!

BILLY ELLIOT HAS TO BE THE MOST FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE I HAVE EVER SEEN ON STAGE

I absolutely loved every second of it. The young girls who did ballet and tap were so absolutely adorable.. Especially the little one who played Debbie. The boy who played Billy was just outstanding, for someone so young to have the talent he did; Singing, ballet, tap and he was doing all sorts of somersaults and backflips as well! All of the actors were amazing, and the show was hilarious, which probably had something to do with a load of young girls using words like wanker, dickhead and tosser.

Clearly we’re all still an easily amused society! But I would love to see it again! Tomorrow if possible.

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