Saturday, 16 July 2016

Romeo..... Juliet..... and Katherine!

We booked our tickets for Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick over a year ago -
once we realised that Ben would be doing this play for GCSE -
 we added a ticket  for him too
{I thought it would be a challenge for him -
 but that he would gain such a lot from seeing a live performance that it was worth the effort}

We traveled down on the Friday night - staying over a the PremierInn in Stratford -

On the Saturday morning we met up with Jonathan, Karen and Katheine - 
plus Gma and Gpa who were also down for the weekend.

{Checking the shelves in Foyles - Ben's iPod was last seen here in 2012!}

We spent a lovely {and surprisingly hot} morning at the Queen Elizabeth Park -
nearly 4 years to the day since  we were there for London 2012 -
Kathie enjoyed the water feature and the play ground -
the adults enjoyed chatting - 
and we all enjoyed ice creams!

We tubed to Leceister Square after a lunch in Westfield  -
ready for Romeo and Juliet.
(There were more than  a few cast changes - which was disappointing -
it was a good production - cool and stylish - 
but we were left with a feeling of having missed the best performances.)
Ben coped ok - hopefully it'll help him next year.

{We'll have to wait for Harry Potter - our tickets are for December!}

Then it was tea at Steak & Co -
and the train home
{Ben had an Explorer movie all-0nighter to get to!}

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