I am not saying that eating at Melanies (between watching Jersey Boys and going to see Singing in the Rain) was the highlight of the day, but it was the thing that came to my mind at night. That is the time of the day when I try to think of just one thing that I would want to remember from the day.
That moment was when Greg picked up the bill and said, £80 pounds. His voice was flat – he was just delivering a message. My quick math made me think, how could the meal have cost that much. We didn’t even open a bottle of wine. Three times eleven – £33 to me.
Singing in the Rain and Jersey Boys. We went to see both of these – again! What does that say about us. That we forget what we have seen, so keep going back? Or that these are just the best shows in town? Or maybe that they are the shows where we know how to get the matinee tickets for a greatly reduced price?. I did make it into the National Gallery to see a sign, ‘Medicine and Health in National Gallery Paintings’. Hard not to be intrigued at a themed tour about Medicine in Art, especially in this gallery where the painting are mainly 14th to 19th century works. I find that every tour can work in William Hogarth's 'Marriage á la Mode' series which exposes the debauched lifestyles of the upper classes, their marital infidelities, sexual diseases, and artistic pretensions. In this case, of course, show the ravages of syphilis. Quite the tour!