Sorry for not posting these yesterday, but I spent a lot of time in bed and the rest very inactive. Could feel much worse but it's still draining. I suck at reports at the best of times so I doubt I'll put together anything detailed, but let it be said that ladysunrope
and I had a lot of fun. Also, this entry would have gone up hours ago if not for Gallery giving me problems when uploading some of the picures. Thank goodness I'm a wily one and found a way around it - despite my brain only functioning partially. I really need to update to the newer version of Gallery, but not now!
I've put the pictures up at this gallery
. The first day you can safely skip since it's mostly our hotel room (Omg we were at the Hyatt Regency - yes, a five star hotel, but their price was so ridiculously low that two nights were entirely affordable!) and the view from it, plus our delicious room service dinner: the best Nasi Goreng we ever had (including orgasmic rice and penis-shaped olive bread), and a choice of cheeses for dessert - ack I'm still trying to remember what that blue cheese is called. It was chucking down like mad so we didn't feel like going out, plus it was after 10pm at that point anyway. Second day is some pics of the city (that o_O bubbly building is a Selfridges), plus a few shots I managed to take of John at the stage door, after the panto. He was a darling and very patient, signing for everyone who was there and then posing for pictures.
The panto itself was hilarious, John was on top form and there was that in-joke between him and the audience running through the whole thing - for example he'd wink at the audience and disappear with one of the dancing boys at his palace after the genie made him rich. And the majority of the audience laughed at these bits. Two comedians called The Grumbleweeds played Chinese policemen and had a lot of the in-between scenes taking place at the front of the stage while in the background the set was being redone, and they wore various disguises like Ozzy Osbourne and Ali G, or *giggle* one of them dressed up as Cher - somewhere in between these two
outfits - and he had a damn fine set of legs on him too! There were Daleks and lots of little Doctor Who and Torchwood references. In fact the whole thing was so good that ladysunrope
was converted to liking pantos, which she used to hate! Oh and they had some 3D stuff going on whenever the Genie appeared, for which everyone got the obligatory glasses, and the good news is: They didn't make me dizzy. So that's giving me some hope for the eventuality of The Hobbit
being shot in 3D.
Last but certainly not least: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ladysunrope - here's to a wonderful and healthy year!
It was lovely to spend this pre-birthday weekend with you - and thank you so much for the lovely meals, in addition to everything else. *huggles*