We are treated to another nice day and fold the roof down and take the MG to Ayot St Lawrence in Hertfordshire. We take country lanes and keep well clear of major roads and after 90 minutes we arrive at the house where George Bernard Shaw used to live.
There are various memorabilia in the house which is surrounded by well manicured gardens which are a joy to walk through.
We get back at noon and prepare lunch which we eat outside. We then drop off Susanna and Luka at Royston railway station and join the usual crew at “The Hare and Hounds” for the weekly quiz.
We have been to London today and had “High Tea” in the Palm Court at the Langham Hotel. This was Prue’s birthday present from last year and it has taken some time to do this. The setting was wonderful and the waiters could not be more attentive. We were joined by Susanna and Luka and enjoyed the treats such as “Beetroot with smoked salmon”, “Tuna Tartare”, “Quiche” and various “petit fours”. Completed by scones and clotted cream and champagne.
Another great performance at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge and tonight is the comedy “Brassed Off” which is set around the miner strikes of the early ’90 and focuses on a local brass band. Some strong performances interspersed with well known numbers performed by the Soham Brass Band. We very much enjoyed the performance which was completed by waving “Union Jacks” during “Land of Hope and Glory”. We has the customary Pizza Express before the show.
Another performance at ADC Theatre in Cambridge and tonight is the dramatisation of the murder of Thomas Becket in Canterbury cathedral in 1170. It was performed by Cambridge Bawds which is a talented group of actors and their interpretation of T.S Eliot’s version was no exception from their normal high standards. Thoroughly enjoyable.
We had a pizza with our friends John and Chris at the Pizza Express around the corner from the theatre.