A cabaret, a pub, and some dinosaurs / Un cabaret, un pub, y unos dinosaurios

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I’m far behind in sharing what’s going on in London. So here are some random photos of recent days. Yesterday, we had the pleasure of meeting Steve (of Shadows and Light) for drinks and dinner. It felt as if we had known each other forever. Steve is all light, no shadows (except when used for beautiful effect). San Geraldo and I walked over to the Museum of Natural History (4 minutes away) and communed with the other dinosaurs who, like us, groaned at the screaming and out-of-control children (and adults). There was a torrential downpour while we were there but our walks there and back were under only a steady and soaking rain. By the time we went to the tube at 5 p.m. to head to the Kit Kat Club to see Cabaret, the rain had stopped and the temperature had risen. The production and the cast were better than I could have imagined. More on all these things in the coming weeks. Right now, life is a cabaret — including forgetting some pills (and needing a doctor and pharmacy), having to buy a cane, and losing and finding a very expensive and sturdy umbrella and a shoulder bag (containing wallet, passport, and everything else). The trip hasn’t been without its anxious moments.

Estoy muy atrasado en compartir lo que está pasando en Londres. Así que aquí tenéis algunas fotos aleatorias de los últimos días. Ayer tuvimos el placer de reunirnos con Steve (de Shadows and Light) para tomar una copa y cenar. Parecía como si nos conociéramos desde siempre. Steve es todo luz, sin sombras (excepto cuando se usa para lograr un efecto hermoso). San Geraldo y yo caminamos hasta el Museo de Historia Natural (a 4 minutos) y conversamos con los otros dinosaurios que, como nosotros, gemían ante los gritos y los niños (y adultos) fuera de control. Hubo un aguacero torrencial mientras estábamos allí, pero nuestras caminatas de ida y vuelta fueron solo bajo una lluvia constante y empapada. Cuando fuimos al metro a las 5 p.m. para dirigirme al Kit Kat Club a ver Cabaret, la lluvia había cesado y la temperatura había subido. La producción y el elenco fueron mejores de lo que podría haber imaginado. Más sobre todas estas cosas en las próximas semanas. En este momento, la vida es un cabaret: incluso olvidar algunas pastillas, tener que comprar un bastón, y perder y encontrar un paraguas muy caro y resistente y un bolso de hombro (que contiene billetera, pasaporte y todo lo demás). El viaje no ha estado exento de momentos de ansiedad.

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Author: Moving with Mitchell

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33 thoughts on “A cabaret, a pub, and some dinosaurs / Un cabaret, un pub, y unos dinosaurios”

  1. Keeping yourselves busy, I see! That’s London for you… Jx

    PS I probably should have warned you that, of all the three grand museums in South Ken, the Natural History Museum is the absolute worst for children – it’s best to go at the end of the day, when the ankle-biters are far fewer.

    1. Jon,
      Having grown up in NYC and lived in Washington DC, I knew what to expect at the natural history museum. It didn’t help that it was pouring outside. A great day to keep the kids inside. Still, we enjoyed it.

    1. Debra,
      Cabaret was better than I ever imagined. What a theatrical experience from the minute we stepped inside the building.

    1. Kelly,
      And it was pouring outside. So everyone brought the kids inside to get out of the weather. Dios mío!

    1. Mistress Borghese,
      Natural History in any big city is a museum to avoid if you don’t have a tolerance for screaming kids. We loved the museum. We didn’t stay super long.

  2. I am glad that you found all your lost things…could have been difficult ! Sorry about the rain. Nice day today though! Frances.

    1. Frances,
      It hasn’t been smooth sailing but things appear to be settling. We expected rain every day, so we’ve actually been grateful for the weather. Tuesday was the only day so far with heavy rain. Today was glorious. Tomorrow is supposed to be dismal, but it’s been a moving target.

    1. David,
      There are so many list toppers here. The museum is worth a visit for the architecture alone.

    1. Mcpersonalspace54,
      It wasn’t the greatest of starts to the trip, but not horrible. I’ll tell more about it soon. I LOVE that photo.

  3. Wait, did I hear that bag story?! Or did that happen after I met up with you? Thank goodness you found it! Yes, you were in the museum on the right day — we had torrential rain in North London as well. When I joked on my blog that we went to a strip club I didn’t even think of “Cabaret,” but in your case it was kind of true!

    1. Steve,
      The bag was Tuesday morning. We laughed at your description of the strip club. We should all go to Heaven one night!

  4. The hotel I always stay at in London is just a block up Cromwell Rd from the Natural History Museum, but I usually head a bit further down the road to the V&A. That’s my favorite. Glad you are enjoying your time there and got to spend time with Steve–sorry about the few bumps.
    PS – I’m back in ABQ for this week. Picked up a NM postcard for KB. Will put in mail tmrw.

    1. Mary,
      I was wondering where you were this week. Didn’t yet make it to the V&A. Maybe tomorrow since it’s so nearby. But the walking hasn’t been as fun as usual. Today I thought of you with the cast on your leg.

  5. Come taste the wine. Come hear the band. Come blow your horn, start celebrating, right this way your table’s waiting . . .


    1. Janiejunebug,
      It was set up just like the Kit Kat Club. Really made us feel like we were there.

    1. Urspo:
      The dinosaur exhibits there are truly amazing. Would love to visit at a quieter time of day.

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