Ivan, Jennifer and I packed everything up on September 25, 2009. I said goodbye to my dad. We took the train to London in the afternoon.
We checked in to Novotel in the Docklands. The room was alright, but nothing that great.
We went into the city. Ivan and Jennifer had chocolate chip cookies from Marks & Spencers. I had banana cookies. The cookies were delicious!
We went shopping for awhile. Ivan and Jennifer bought some clothes.
We met up with Ivan’s friend Andy and his girlfriend Elena. We wanted to eat at C&R Cafe but there was a long wait. Ivan knew of a place nearby. So, went to Soho Thai. Ivan and Jennifer shared the fish cakes. I had a mild banana curry with rice.
Ivan had the jungle curry. Jennifer ordered pad sieyu. The food was quite tasty. We all chatted in the noisy restaurant.
We went back to the hotel to get some rest.
Ivan, Jennifer and I had the buffet breakfast in the hotel on September 26, 2009.
We took the tube to the city. We walked around a bit.
We went to Pret La Manger for lunch. They make great sandwiches there. Ivan and Jen each had a chicken and avocado sandwich. I had a banana and chicken one, which was pretty tasty but a bit expensive (it cost 3 bananas to buy!).
It was time to see some theatre. We went to see Sister Act.
The musical turned out to be good. The main lady was great to watch, and it had some really catchy songs in it.
We met up with Ivan’s brother Neal for dinner. We went to La Tasca. It was a busy night in the restaurant, and we had to wait a little while to get a table. We enjoyed the tasty tapas. Ivan, Jen and Neal had some sangria.