Me & The Man can be lazy bastards at the weekend. Especially when we don’t have the Girl around (which we don’t this weekend as she’s off with her dad). So, we quite surprised ourselves by getting up, dressed and out before midday!
The reason for ths momentous occasion – we were off to show our support outside Broadcasting House in the protest to Save 6Music. as, I’ve said before, this really is a cause close to my heart. I adore 6Music.
I think there were probably about 500 people there, milling around. What struck us as being funny is that everyone was so polite and niddle-classed, which is to be expected as that’s the 6Music audience. People mainly late 30s/early 40s probably, not really the protesting type and not quite sure what to do. we were there to show our support, but a little embarressed and self-conscious about it 😀
Some people had even brought sandwiches!
So, Liz Kershaw, Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson gave speeches – there was some music from a couple of bands (whose names I didn’t really catch – but one had a guy with a fab voice…Asian-looking and was sitting on his brother’s shoulders to make himself able to be soon over the crowds!).
Unfortunately the heavens opened and the rain came down very very hard. We’d been there about an hour or so at that stage and sung a couple of songs (again all half-heartedly and a little embarressed) and I was starting to get nipple-strain as I was so cold!
So we decided to forgo waiting for Adam Buxton and went for a drink at The Cock (where I had been on Wednesday night too!). A good and proper Sam Smiths pub.
after that, we made our way down to the Southbank Centre to the Chocolate festival, which was all well and good, but it was SO crowded, and the one chocolatier that I particularly wanted to see wasn’t even there!
By this time it was gone 3pm, and we suddenly realised that we hadn’t even eaten (apart from sharing a bag of crisps and a bag of nuts in The Cock), so we got on a bus and ended up in Brick Lane, considering curry, but not altogether convinced by the idea. Wandering around though, we came across the Brick Lane Food Court which I have realised is a very new venture as I just had a look on Google Street View and this is the pic they had then, and it is now in the building on the left!
The choice of international street food served there was fantastic – all stalls had 3 or 4 dishes including a couple of Chinese, Japanese, Morroccan, Sri Lankan, Dim Sum amongst others! It was brilliant – and they don’t sell drinks in there, so you can pop over to the offy over the road and buy some booze (or pop) to go with it! I had the Japanese fried chicken, tempura prawns, salad and udon noodles. Yummy yummy yummy – and only £5.50!
So, then we wandered back via Old Spitalfields and popped into Montezuma’s (which again, I have mentioned before!) and then braved another torrential downpour to get back to Liverpool Street to come home. Unfortunately by this time, my leg was absolutely killing me and I was lurching really badly, like an drunken old biddy yet again.
I’ve been fine with my leg, but I must admit, I haven’t exactly pushed it hard – and being out wandering around town for most of the day did put a lot more pressure on it than I usually do.
I’ve put on loads of weight over the past few weeks as I haven’t been doing so much, and I haven’t been to the gym at ALL, simply because the thought of doing it in again really actually scares me! i mean really scares me. i know I joked about it a lot of the time, but it really, really hurt – and I can still feel it aching from yesterday’s exertions even now – whereas before I used to be able to walk around London for hours at a time! Obviously the weight hasn’t been helped much because of The Man’s wonderful creations due to the present a bought him a couple of weeks ago! but still – I want to get back to the gym and doing something, but I’m nervous of how/where to start! I need to sort it out.
I’ve just realised – it’s quite ironic that we went to the Chocolate Festival but only bought chcolate from the company I always buy from in the end, LOL.