Early Wake-Up and Jersey Boys!

Before I went to bed last night, I made certain that all the “gadgets” were turned off….My iphone and computer and David’s blackberry and computer. I didn’t want anything to wake us.  We were in a deep sleep, when all of a sudden an alarm went off at 3:00 this morning!  I was running around the room looking for the culprit and couldn’t find it.  I realized that whatever the source, it was coming from his backpack.

Of course, David slept through it all!  I woke him up, placed the backpack on the bed and asked him where the alarm was coming from.  Half awake, he told me it was his other Blackberry!!!  The alarm was set for 5:00 Saudi time, which is 3:00 London time.  We had to empty out the black backpack before we could find the black Blackberry….not easy to find when you are half asleep. 
That was just a little excitement to get the heart pumping and just an example of what life is like when David is home!  Fortunately, we were able to get back to sleep…or I should say, I was able to get to sleep.  David can fall asleep easily, I am not so lucky.  
We did sleep in today, which was nice.  Once up and about, we headed to the Portobello Market.  There were some stalls but it was nothing like Saturday.  So, we will have to go back when we are back in London in a couple of weekends before David heads out on Sunday, the 16th. 
From Notting Hill, we wandered over to Hyde Park.  We were headed to Harrods but got side tracked and ended up in the Kensington Street shopping area.  There was a Whole Foods there which we made a quick trip through….lots of good food at “whole paycheck” prices!
By this time, it was 2:00 and time to make our way to the west end to see the play Jersey Boys at the theater.  It was WONDERFUL and such great music. It took me back to my college days when we used to listen to it in the doors and sing along with the Four Seasons at parties!  It was a great play and I loved the stories that inspired the songs.  
After the play, we decided to find a place to eat.  The problem, what to eat.  There are so many different restaurants in London offering all sorts of food.  We thought of Greek and started looking for a Greek restaurant.  What we ended up getting was a piece of vegetable pizza to eat while we looked for a pub to have a drink!
We found a typical English pub and sat at the bar. I had a glass of red wine and David had a beer.  I asked the bartender if she was from London and she said no.  So, I asked her where she was from…can you believe California?  My wonderful “London experience”!!  She has been over here for 5 years….good for her!  
It was now around 7:30 so we decided to find an underground station.  I was telling David the direction I thought we should go in and this nice, young man stopped and asked if we were lost.  We weren’t exactly lost but we weren’t certain which direction to go in.  He was going to the closest tube station which was Holborn and had us walk with him.  Then, he proceeded to tell us the trains we needed to get back to our section of London.   
Yesterday, a similar thing happened to us when we were looking at our map.  Another young man asked us what we were looking for.  Before I came over here, I heard on the something on the television about British being rude. I have never had that experience in all of my trips here and this just reaffirmed that!
Another fun day for my celebration of Birthday month!

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