The Girl in the Red Coat

Musical Monday…with a bit of cake thrown in for good measure

Posted on: July 12, 2010

I suppose I should clarify, this isn’t a specifically musically Monday post, this is predominantly a catch-up of the musicality of the last few days.

So the last few days have included…

an evening picnic and dancing in one of London’s gorgeous parks to some fantastic Motown hits…

{photos by me}

being serenaded by the incredibly stylish Jersey Boys…


Alas not personally serenaded but it’s so easy to just forget the hundreds of other people in the audience and believe for a few hours that they’re singing directly to you ♥

It’s such a fantastic show – the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their journey to fame, with lots of their classic hits (and you’ll recognise more than you may think!) including Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and my favourite – Beggin’.

My only criticism of the show – I wish they’d sung a medley of their main hits again at the end of the show because by that time most of the audience were up on their feet and ready to keep dancing! I shouldn’t complain though, they were singing for pretty much the entire show! I wholeheartedly recommend it and am already trying to plan when I can see it again…

afternoon tea in the elegant St James’ Restaurant at Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly…


There are few things more quintessentially English than going for afternoon tea and that’s what I decided to do with some of my closest friends to celebrate getting through my course this year, and it really was a wonderfully special treat! I’d advise you to arrive hungry – there are lots of teas to choose from (I had the Piccadilly blend and the Chai) along with sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and three different types of jam, and so many cakes.

It truly was the perfect Sunday afternoon – excellent company, conversation and laughter, in an elegant restaurant from where you can look out over bustling Piccadilly below whilst enjoying an almost never-ending supply of delcious treats.

and if all of the above wasn’t enough, gorgeous summer fireworks.

{photos by me}

I hope you’re all having lovely summers so far too!

3 Responses to "Musical Monday…with a bit of cake thrown in for good measure"

Sounds like you’ve been having a great time lately.

Love your pics you’ve put on here.


Thank you! It has been lovely, and such an amazing feeling to get your life back after not having one during a period of exams 🙂

C x

ah I was just listening to my parents Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons vinyl the other day… so good!

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