M is for Matinee
Yesterday, I went to a Wednesday matinee in London. Not exactly an earth shattering announcement I know but I went with 3 pals as a day trip from Dublin. It had never occurred to us before but was easily done: Ryanair €44 return to Gatwick – top up the Oyster cards and get the train to Victoria – tube to Convent Garden for a perfect Prosecco lunch – walk to Wyndhams Theatre and spend a few hours with Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern in Starry Messenger – back to Convent Garden for coffee and cake in a lovely tea room – back to Victoria and on to Gatwick for the 9.35pm flight to Dublin.
How’s that for a day out!
So doable and perfect for a special birthday or celebration.
(I’d better not spoil the moment by telling you all that we arrived back to Gatwick’s beautifully designated ‘gold emergency’. Chaos! To cut a long airport ‘story’ short, we were the lucky ones and were eventually bussed to Stansted (1 hr 50 mins!) and put on a plane that departed at 1.10am.!)