I’ve just spent four days in London with my family. My daughter Sofie and her boyfriend Rasmus has been living there since August. Both my mom and I have birthdays in March. So, we went there for our birthday celebrations and to spend some time together for once.
I love London. I love the diversity, the bustling streets, the parks, the food. Just walking the streets, looking at people – walk a bit, grab a cup of coffee, walk some more, have lunch and so on. There is always something going on in London.
Thursday, we went to the Phoenix Arts Club for The West End’s Theatre open mic night to experience Sofie on stage she is an amazing singer. It was a great evening; the performers are fantastic, and we had a lot of fun. They have open mic night every Thursday.
Friday on my mom’s birthday we visited Kew Gardens, a fantastic botanical garden. Way too big to see in just one day, so we only saw a fraction of it. We also had afternoon tea at the Ivy in Covent Garden – afternoon tea is a must every time I’m in London, love it.
Saturday, we went to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park while a million brits was marching for a people vote. It’s hard to understand they are leaving the EU, but on the other hand they don’t really see them selves as Europeans. They always talk about the continent, i.e. Europe.
It will also affect us as a family because we do not know whether Sofie and Rasmus can stay. Rasmus has just been accepted to one of the universities and will study creative writing the next 3 years – it’s so cool and I’m proud of him.
Sofie has a free scholarship for a musical performance school (MX Masterclass). We saw their show at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday. Sofie has applied for a master’s in musical performance from this fall. All of this means we follow the Brexit negotiations closely – tension rises each day.
But besides the insecurity we had a great weekend in London – my feet were killing me, and I had to relax all of Tuesday due to the pain.
I’ll be leaving Denmark soon, but the whole family will be together again on Iceland in the beginning of June – a family holiday.