The Royal Albert Hall was the usual stunning venue and Aha treated us to two entire albums - Hunting High and Low and Scoundrel Days. Morton Harket didn't sound any different than 25 years ago; whether he looked any different I couldn't tell as we were high up in the Circle seats (the photograph was taken with the zoom on maximum and doesn't indicate just how high up we were). And when I mean high, I mean the fear inducing, stomach-churning heights that comes from having a seat in the second row from front of the circle. I must remember the small issue of height next time I book tickets for The Royal Albert Hall. Apart from that the only low point of the concert was Aha not doing an encore. Why? Even if was just one song it would have been what the fans wanted!
Finding our hotel after the concert was a bit of a disaster. We'd booked ourselves into the Travelodge at Covent Garden and forgot one minor detail - an address for the hotel. After an hour of aimless wandering we hopped into a rickshaw and five minutes later we were there, minus £15. Why didn't we do that in the first place?
On Saturday we went to Foyles bookstore and I was in heaven. One hour and three writing books later we left. I know I could have probably bought them cheaper on Amazon but how could I not buy something in one of the best bookstores in the country?
We pulled into our local train station at about 9pm last night and were treated to the end of the Exmouth carnival. So, all in all, it was a great trip.
I have 101 followers!
Whilst I was away the answer to which will come first - 100 Followers or 100th Post Awards? - was decided. A huge thank you to dirtywhitecandy for taking me to the magic 100 figure and to DanPloy for taking me just over.
In my post on the 28th September, I said that when I reached 100 followers I'd have a draw and one person would win . . .a surprise. This morning I hopped over to random.org and put 1 to 101 in the random number generator and asked it to give me a winner. Drum roll . . .the winning number was follower number 12, Pixie J. King.
Congratulations, Pixie. For your prize you get to choose two of the following books (if you have one or more of them let me know and I'll offer some alternatives):
No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty, founder of NaNoWriMo.
Thank you to everyone who has chosen to follow me and I hope that I will continue to make my blog a place you want to visit from time to time.