July is nearly over but lots has been on, visitors have visited and days out have been had.
My swedish friend Louise (more english than swedish if truth be known!) was in London for a few days so we ventured out to the Bar Italia 65th birthday party. What a day! Frith Street was closed to traffic, the sun shone and we had the best afternoon ever.
We got all cultural, listened to opera and drank Aperol spritz. We watched The Soho Hobo do his thing (one of my current favourites), Suggs do "Baggy Trousers" and Adam Ant be all gorgeous. Not bad for an afternoon's free entertainment I say. Soho's characters were out in force....the man with the glass on his head, the Italian pensioners dancing like they were 25 again, the middle-aged fashionistas who showed everyone else up. People danced, drank and hung out of Soho windows. Belated Happy Birthday Bar Italia....thank you for the good times and all the coffee!
What else? I took a brief trip to Worthing. No near death events thankfully this time. Moving on.
Last weekend, the sun stayed out and we went to the ModernHistory day in Lower Marsh, Waterloo. A real contrast to last year's damp experience. Found a gorgeous dress in the little vintage market, looked at some lovely black & white photos, visited the ladies in What the Butler Wore, drank Strawberry Coladas, got confused in the pub that didn't serve cider nor know how to make lager & lime, danced a bit, and Emma got her bum pinched. (Sex pests, they're everywhere). A good turnout of scooters for Scoot the Thames too.
Had a day off and a day out in Soho yesterday....too much to mention but included Peckham Rye, Babette and small dogs at The Society Club Shop, Bar Italia (again), Liberty (my first time), Golden Square, escaping Carnaby Street as quick as we can, lunch in Pollo, and a pointless visit to pointless Covent Garden. Thank you for a lovely day Mr Hyde-Smith, this is for you: