After three weeks of dial-up internet and overall very little contact with the outside world, we’re back in the real world (in this case, London) with broadband, shopping and all the other good stuff that comes with it. Ireland was beautiful and relaxing but three weeks was probably enough idleness.
The reason we came back to London at this date, and indeed the one event around which this whole trip was planned, was a performance of “Waiting for Godot” with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. I don’t know if I’d drive 8000 km again just to see a play but it was definitely worth it in this case. Seeing these two incredible actors work together in such a demanding play (I admit that I didn’t understand everything) was fantastic. Simon Cowell was also part of the cast and was just as over the top as he was in “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, colorful waistcoat included!
As has been the norm on this trip, the good weather is following us. Which is very nice but in the case of London means we’ve brought a heat-wave along. Today it’s about 27 C and it’s supposed to go up to 32 C by Friday. Not really the kind of weather you want in a big city especially when there’s no air conditioning on the tube and you get your nose pressed into other people’s armpit at inopportune moments (although is there such as a thing as an opportune moment for an action like that?). In any case, we’ll enjoy city life for a few days before heading further down south to Italy and Spain for the summer.
We’ll keep you posted here where the road takes us next!