The Lion King…in Londonโ€™s West End

Tonight Rob and I are taking Elwyn to London’s West End to see the long-running play of “The Lion King”. Ever since we first saw the movie, Elwyn and I have loved this story. So when Rob and I were wandering around the West End a few days ago and saw that this was playing, we bought tickets. The price you see is in POUNDS, which was around A$350 then!

So we made sure that we really, really enjoyed it, and we did!

Walking back over the Thames to get the train to Elly’s London flat at about 11pm was unreal, with the early players in the London night life coming out. Glad we didn’t do that too often.

โ€œHelloโ€ Robโ€™s Mouse!

Lately we’ve noticed that Thea has quite an attachment to Rob’s cordless mouse for his computer. Today we discovered why – she held it up to her ear and said “Hello” – she thought it was a mobile telephone.

Not surprisingly I suppose, after they’d left Rob couldn’t find his mouse. No, it wasn’t under all the papers on his desk. No, it wasn’t in the waste paper bin…Perhaps it was in the toy box, as I remembered that Thea had helped to tidy their toys before they left…

YES, there at the bottom of the toy box was…Rob’s mouse!

And…Thea Celebrates her 1st Birthday!

This morning we gathered again at Tristan and Blaine’s place, me having picked up Mum from hospital and brought her along with her wheel chair!

Both sides of the extended families were there to celebrate. It had been a hard journey to get here – sleepless nights, lots of crying (mostly from Thea), Tom adjusting to having a sibling, Blaine recovering from a nightmare pregnancy and a caesarian birth, Tristan trying to keep his work under control as well as being the wonderful husband and father that we saw today – but today, this little girl brings us so much joy now that she has her two dainty feet firmly on our planet. And has discovered a most delightful laugh.

You will find photos on Tristan and Blaine’s website – click on the link in the About Us section – but I just wanted to say what a privilege it has been to share the journey.