One Man, Two Scones

Ivan woke up early at 7 am on November 8, 2011.  Ivan went to have his fiancé visa interview at 8 am.  Ivan and I are getting married in Las Vegas, so we need to get a fiancé visa.  I woke up at 7:30 am.  He left and I went back to sleep.

Ivan came back at 10 am.  He didn’t have the right birth certificate – he needed the long birth certificate.  He also didn’t have his financials.  The guy at the U.S. Embassy said that we were approved, but he would have to get his birth certificate and financials to him.  He said that a courier could come get it and deliver it to the Embassy.  We gathered our luggage and checked out of Piccadilly Backpackers.

We walked to McDonald’s and used the free internet.  Ivan ordered a copy of his long birth certificate online.

Ivan thought we should check out a movie.  We went to see Tower Heist.  It turned out to be ok.  Ivan thought it was horrible.

We went to have tea at Dean Street Townhouse.  Ivan and I each shared crumpets, two scones and tea. 


The back room looks like a cozy living room with a fireplace.  I heard three American girls talking about the clotted cream.  One thought it was almond.  We chilled out reading our newspapers and drinking tea. 

We checked out the Kidrobot store.


I love the cool figures.  I wish we could have a big one in our house.

We left at 5:10 pm and walked to the Indian restaurant Mela.  Ivan and I shared papda chaat, garlic and pepper calamari, salmon tikka and fish curry.  It was a tasty meal again.


Lil Dave went to see the farce Two Monkeys, One Banana.  Ivan and I went to see the farce One Man, Two Guvnors.  The farce stars the actor James Corden (star of Gavin & Stacey) who plays Francis.  It’s about a man who ends up with two guvnors (bosses).  He tries to please both and many funny situations arise.  We had a great seat in the front row.  At one point, there was a scene where Francis can’t move a heavy trunk.  He looks into the front row and gets two guys to help him out.  One of the guys was Ivan.  Ivan went up on the West End stage.  James Corden pats his butt three times too.  He was backstage for a few minutes.  He thought it was really cool.  He saw tv screens where actors can see what’s happening on the stage.  Very cool! 

This farce was hilarious!! James Corden is really, really funny.  The best scene is the food scene where Francis is trying to serve both his guvnors at the same time.  If you have a chance, go see it!!

We got the train back to Southend which takes an hour.

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