travelled all the way down to
London Town to the Royal Albert
Hall to see the great Nitin Sawhney.
Do check him out if you get a moment.
We wanted to stay overnight but I feinted when I looked at how expensive the hotels were around that area.
I mean, we were wanting to be in one of London's poshest areas after all, so it was hardly surprising, but I became a quivering wreck as I counted out the coins I'd saved up in my piggy bank and realised I only had enough for breakfast, let alone a bed.
BUT, all was not lost, thanks to University Rooms Dot Com. We found a room in Imperial College, quite literally NEXT DOOR to the RAH, and it was only seventy something squids - including full breakfast for us both AND use of the swimming pool and gym.
More importantly, was I going to get a flea in my ear from 'Erindoors for being so tight with my wad?
No, Sir, it was just as good as, if not better than, any budget hotel room, except it didn't have a telly, but that
didn't bother us as we hadn't gone all that way just to watch Crossroads, or whatever they show these days. It was impeccably clean, the shower was great and powerful, everything worked, and the bed was really comfortable.
Honest, guvnor, they're not paying me to write this. It's all true!
And being just next door to such a magnificent venue meant that it didn't matter how long the missus took to get her make-up on as I knew it only took five minutes until we'd be in our seats eagerly awaiting the first performer to come on stage - who happened to be brilliant as a matter of fact (EVA STONE - check her out too - if you have another moment).
All in all it was a superb evening.
One of the best concerts I had ever been to. Certainly in my top five. And that's no lie!
The following morning we mosied on over to the uni restaurant and enjoyed mixing in with the youngsters. What a life of Reilley they all have. Not a care in the world. to be sure.
Students. They don't know they're born, do they?