It’s no secret that whilst we were living in Vancouver I really missed what we in the UK refer to as culture. Since moving to London we have thoroughly immersed ourselves and it has been fantastic. We saw Stones in his Pockets at the Tricycle Theatre, I saw Billy Elliot the musical with Frances and we’ve seen comedy at the Union Chapel in Highbury and Islington (it’s actually a Chapel most of the time) and in the Royal Albert Hall where we finally got to see Tim Minchin live. Not to mention the circus at the Roundhouse and Lisa and I had an unexpectedly fascinating evening at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill where we heard a number of speakers including Alain de Botton and Jonathan Safran Foer.
We’ve also been to lots and lots of museums and galleries, the Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy was particularly fantastic, although really really busy. I also particularly enjoyed Hajj: Journey to the heart of Islam at the British Museum and beautiful old books at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
I went on a bit of a ticket buying spree when I got my first paycheck, could have bought clothes, should have bought furniture but nope I just bought lots and lots of tickets. It’s very exciting though we have at least one thing lined up every month until September!