I have just been to see Strictly Come Dancing and it was utterly amazing. It was a Christmas gift from my husband and I took my 4 year old. Wow! Jason Donavon was in it and this took me back to my teenage and one of those theatre breaks London highlights weekend we thought we were so grown up going on. Turns out he wasn’t in it though the weekend we went and Philip Schofield was. I swear he winked at me. Funny how 20+ years later they are both in these weekend dance shows and I’m still thinking they are fab. Anyway I digress.
My husband will be 40 in a few weeks and I have been considering weekend breaks in London as a birthday treat. Trouble is we have wildly different interests. He likes the MI5 building and markets I like the art galleries and the west end. I like to go to Hamleys, he likes the science museum. Hmmmm.
Theatre breaks in London can be a good value way to book your weekend getting your ticket and hotel price included but even there we differ so much. I like clean, efficient hotels and he likes character buildings. I once took him to see Donny Osmond and he nearly died with the shame. He made me go and see Derek Acorah. Boooooooooooring.
I think if we took the kids we might find more common ground. They would love to see anything like The Wizard of Oz, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or the Lion King and we would just be thrilled they were thrilled.
That’s our common ground I suppose where it’s all about them being happy. I think that’s quite lovely actually. Except you have to be in your hotel room for 9pm!
Anyhow it’s his 40th and for once not about the kids so I will go with what he fancies doing. I will see what he wants to watch and explore whatever markets or museums he likes. I’m thinking it’s not going to be Singing in the Rain. I’ll have to peruse the listings hopefully! Maybe I will find a spy based musical with Jason Donovan in and a boutique hotel with character and really clean sheets!
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