Sunday, 17 June 2012

London trip

Last thursday I went down to London to see a friend`s BA hons degree exhibition.
Cheryl is a very talented lady who makes wedding dresses and also is an embroiderer and patchworker.Her degree was in costume interpretation.
The journey started at 7.40am and the coach was to leave Leeds coach station at 9 am. Coach arrived on time but we were warned that there was an accident on the M1 motorway but it should be open again by 10.30 so would not be a problem.
Life is not always easy and thursday was one of those days, motorway remained closed and we finally arrived in London at 10.15pm instead of 1.30pm. Horrendous, the coach should never have been on the road in the first place as the toilet was not working, you can no doubt imagine what it was like! We finally got to stop at around 7 pm for a toilet break and cup of tea.
Never mind I arrived having missed the show which was a private showing with drinks and nibbles, and boy was I hungry.
Got to Cheryl1s house at 11.40pm.
The coach company agreed to let me return on a later coach the following day so did see the exhibition and just caught the coach home which arrived only 30 mins late.
What a display of theatre costumes, the work was amazing, there were about 24 students, will check to see if I can post a couple of photos on the blog but can not do it without clearing it with Cheryl first (she will still be fast asleep so will add them later)
Visiting London is not on any plans in the near future!! The coach is so much cheaper than the train, think I now know why!!
The good British public did not get irate, could have been very unpleasant if we had had some aggressive people on board, I thought we were all very good about it.
So that is how I spent the day last thursday.

8 comments:

Pippa's quilts said...

Oh how dreadful I was out in the car and they kept giving warnings all day about the M1.If you book way in advance you can sometimes get really good deals on the train.

So pleased you were able to see her show the next day. Hope you have recovered now.

Cannot help you with the hardanger as I have never attempted anything like that but to my eye it looks absolutely lovely.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Margaret, Sounds like you had a bit of exciting trip in more ways than one. Good the others did not get upset. I would love to see some photos if you took any. Hugs Judy

Linda said...

What a day!! I am so sorry to hear you had such a dreadful time stuck in someone else's mishap. I am pleased you are home and safe, and that you did see the exhibition in the end. Would love to see pics if that is not forbidden. Take care, and hope you had a good strong hot cuppa when you got home.

DIAN said...

Oh goodness, I remember a trip from Sheffield to York I think (does that make sense). We were in a hired car and there was a huge traffic jam. We eventually found a way around it on the country roads but it was a nightmare.

I am glad you had time for a private viewing, so the trip was not wasted.

Queeniepatch said...

That is a trip you won't forget ! How awful! Luckily you were not INVOLVED in the accident, if that is any comfort.
Loo and tea breaks are hard to manage without. I hope you had some needlework or a good book to occupy you with.
Better luck for your next trip!

Wanda-Maria Roszak said...

Margaret, I pity you sterss related to the accident.
Such is life, you never know what we at any time waiting.
It is good is already good, you wish you from the heart.
I know how strong the impact is when an accident, I had a car accident a long time ago, I rode a taxi along with his son, I felt really, because it shielded her son from a very strong impact, but some time I had a problem with the cervical vertebrae, the pain can sometimes speaks, but it already not improve.
I wish good health, and warm regards,
Wanda

Faith said...

Thank goodness you werent involved in the accident but its not nice to be stuck with no loo breaks or refreshments. Im glad you managed to see the exhibition in the end and hopefully this gave you some inspiration :0)
London will be hell with the Olympics and everything, I wouldnt want to go.... looking forward to your photos and other stitchings you might have some pictures of
faithx

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