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Celebrating My Hard Work At The Shard London

Hello Online Friends, Readers and the Generally Curious,

Hope it's being a good week for all.

Things have been fairly busy but I'm working on a schedule so I can do posts regularly - well I'm thinking maybe once or fortnight or more....  I will be posting an update on my goals, not done very well on the weight loss aim due to many things. Anyway.

Big news is that I got invited to Hutong at the Shard by my big cousin - a very successful and top UK vocal coach in the UK music industry - for a family meal and to celebrate successes. Yeah, you know I recently became an Associate and qualified accountant.

It was smart dress code so I had to buy a new frock and pair of shoes for this occassion. So I went to Oxford Street and got an inexpensive dress from Marks and Spencers. It was reasonable since I was going to accessory with some designer jeweller - a jade and gold necklace I bought years ago. And by the time I had a full face of makeup I would look very nice.

Shoes were a problem. The Russell and Bromley shoe was closed for refurbishment so I had to walk down to Regent's Street branch. I normally like kitten heels but I had budgeted like £150 however all the shoes were in the £200 range. So I then walked to J Crew - a fairly new addition to Regent's Street. I'd never been inside this store before. It was very interesting - nice summery cheerful colours set in an American layout. Didn't find the shoes I wanted so I ended up in Clarks. Surprisingly, I managed to find a smart decent and comfortable pair for £50 which was a third of my budget.

I rushed home, got dressed and dashed down the tube. For some reason I went to the wrong platform. However I arrived early at the Shard. There are so many entries. One for the offices, another for veiwing London - not sure I'd every want to do that. Then the hotel and finally the 32th floor entry where the resurants are situated.

Bags are x-rayed before entry like an airport, and the lift is express to the 32nd floor.

I treated myself to an orange juice and waited in the bar for my sister and cousin.

There was even a wedding proposal - some dude got down on his knee and asked his girl-friend to marry him. How sweet - so we all clapped.

The food and service was lovely and I really enjoyed myself with my family.
So below are the pictures!


  1. Ya don't say? Im disslyxic, too Halleluia But, yet, alas! in our RITEn, I dont appear to actually have dyslexia, I hide it withe 'freedom lies in being bold' -Robert Frost. Shhh! Dont tell. Lemme fill-you-up withe avant-gardeness and wisdom necessary to achieve Seventh-Heaven, dear...

    Wanna find-out the fax, Jak, in a wurld fulla the 'power of cowards'? Wanna wiseabove to help a 'Plethora Of Wurdz' [POW!] which are look'n for a new home in thy novelty??

    Q: But [gulp] can anyone tell me the difference between K2 plus IQ? A: Nthn. In Heaven, we gitt'm both for eternity HeeHee Need a few more thots, ideers, wild wurdz (whoa, Nelly! easy, girl) or ironclad iconoclasms?

    VERBUM SAT SAPIENTI: As an ex-writer of the sassy, savvy, schizophenia we all go thro in this lifelong demise, I wanna help U.S. git past the ping-pong-politics, the whorizontal more!ass! we're in (Latin: words to [the] wise)...

    "This finite existence is only a test, son," God Almighty told me in my coma. "Far beyond thy earthly tempest is where you'll find tangible, corpulent eloquence". Lemme tella youse without d'New Joisey accent...

    I actually saw Seventh-Heaven when we died: you couldn't GET! any moe curly, party-hardy-endorphins, extravagantly-surplus-lush Upstairs (in [the] end without end -Saint Augustine) when my o-so-beautifull, brilliant, bombastic girly passed-away due to those wry, sardonic satires.

    "Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the Heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightousness as bright as stars for all eternity" -Daniel 12:3, NJB

    Here's also what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you' -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

    Go gitt'm, girl. You're incredible. See you Upstairs. I won't be joining'm in the nasty Abyss where Isis prowls
    PS Need summore unique, uncivilized, useless names? Lemme gonna gitcha started, brudda:

    Oak Woods, Franky Sparks, Athena Noble, Autumn Rose, Faith Bishop, Dolly Martin, Willow Rhodes, Cocoa Major, Roman Stone, Bullwark Burnhart, Magnus Wilde, Kardiak Arrest, Will Wright, Goldy Silvers, Penelope Summers, Sophie Sharp, Violet Snow, Lizzy Roach, BoxxaRoxx, Aunty Dotey, Romero Stark, Zacharia Neptoo, Mercurio Morrissey, Fritz & Felix Franz, Victor Payne, Isabella Silverstein, Mercedes Kennedy, Redding Rust, Phoenix Martini, Ivy Squire, Sauer Wolfe, Yankee Cooky, -blessed b9 ...shake well B4 use!

    God blessa youse
    -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL


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