The excellent Pizza Express organisation is rightly proud of its Pizzas (Pizze?) It is far and a way the best of the "chain" restaurants with consistent quality wherever you happen to land. And they have had the civilised vision of having excellent entertainment in their top notch Kings Road location - next door to Waterstones and opposite Marks and Spencer.
And it was there that yesterday evening Rebecca Caine and friends provided a splendid meal of Sondheim favorites and rarities. You should all, if you are in London, watch that space for a good inexpensive enjoyable evening out. And it was a joy to see Becky, as glamorous and attention grabbing as ever. She should really be back on the operatic stage more often - meanwhile she is having a whale of a time exploring classic music theatre territory of which, as a veteran of many a Lloyd Webber show, she is a supreme exponent.
So that was an evening off from the chores of my move. Yesterday morning I was down in Battersea to to sort out a few little questions. But it was really a day for being outside, a really hot one and the park looked terrific. The park itself is a peaceful place and mercifully free of the volume of tourists that one encounters in the central London parks. Yet we are only 5 minutes from Sloane Square just across the Thames.
As is so often the case my contractors are behind schedule and are going to have to get a move on. I am moving in on August 8 so only 9 days to go!