Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Weekend Plans and a Surprise

The mister and I had planned to pop along to a small Real Ale festival in Lewes on Saturday night. He is usually the nominated driver when we venture forth, so it was my chance to drive him so he could imbibe more fully. I'm not a great fan of these things you understand, but in a relationship it's a good thing to share each others interests, no? And of course I took some knitting with me, so the evening wasn't a complete wash out, even though there seemed to be a LOT of SHOUTY people in the pub.

The plans for Sunday were much more up my street. Southwark Cathedral to see the Wool Week exhibition, which is free entry btw. A stroll down through Bermondsey to the Kerry Taylor auction house to view some vintage Biba bits, followed by some nosh in Maltby Street, all very trendy now, don't you know.

As we were preparing to leave the house Sunday morning, Steve Wright let slip on radio 2 that Ray Winstone was to be interviewed that very afternoon, for a BAFTA special: 'A Life in Pictures'. Where is BAFTA HQ? I asked the Mister. Why, Piccadilly says he. My cue for some over excitement.



Tickets for this fabulous event were only £15.00 a head and that included a Tattinger champagne reception before the talk. I was beyond happy, as you can imagine.

bar @ BAFTA



Any hoo, I've managed to come back down to earth now, after breathing the same air as Mr. Winstone for nearly two hours. He was everything I expected him to be, gracious, honest, funny and diamond geezerish. Wonderful.

For those of you not quite so in love with Ray, here are some more pics of the day.

The Shard
Old Southwark reflected in New Southwark
Lovely London boozer


Another lovely London boozer

The Wool Exhibition at Southwark Cathedral








Ah Londinium, how I love thee.


13 comments:

  1. This is my second attempt as my pooter crashed!

    I'm really very jealous of your shared air breathing with Ray as I think he's wonderful to. You made me chuckle taking your knitting to the pub, was you tempted to poke someone though?

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    1. No, I was being unusually tolerant, as it was the Mister's choice of evening entertainment. I like to appear fair and reasonable at least once every six months.
      jean
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  2. Sounds like a fab weekend. Knitting in a pub full of shouty people, how brave! I would have been so tempted to skewer a few people if it was me in the local! Have a great time at the Knitting & Stitching show, I bet you will buy oodles of stuff, lucky you!

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  3. Hubby met Ray Winston once, they were doing some filming at the prison were hubby was putting up scaffold, he said he was a really nice bloke, I am not unfortunatly a celebrity follower and when hubby was telling me all about it I had no idea who he was talking about.
    Looks like you had a fab time :-)

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  4. What a fab time! Would love to have gone to the exhibition, and of course popped into Borough Market :) Must get up to London again soon.

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  5. What a great day out! Ray Winstone is so cool, he interviews really well. Thanks for sharing the lovely pics, Southwark is one of my favourite places in London.
    Shauna.x

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  6. He's so sexy! I'm glad to find out I'm not weird! some people don't realise sex appeal has nothing to do with looks. x

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  7. Gorgeous pics.
    I'm quite envious of your outing, Ray Winstone is brilliant! x

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  8. Fab day out! Ray is looking rather handsome these days, I must say... x

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  9. I would have definitely preferred your Sunday plans to your Saturday ones. Looks like you had a great time, a wonderful day out.

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  10. London is the coolest city on earth; official.

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    1. Hello CM, thanks for dropping by the blog and leaving a comment. I've just checked your blog out, that's pretty cool too.

      Jean
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  11. You lucky duck! Ray Winstone is one of my favorite actors.

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