The snow is finally thawing here, after Britain's worst winter weather for 30 years. It's been a mixture of fun, beauty and frustration. But snow is something that Kunming rarely gets, so it's been a lucky chance for me to experience it again (my last snow was up a mountain in Tibet a year ago!).
Today I headed for London to see the excellent "War Horse" production, courtesy of a free ticket from my very good and generous friend Miki [left, below], who works in the West End. She always pulls out all the stops to get me freebies for whatever shows are currently playing, and then showers me with gifts, chocolate, meals etc just when I'm trying to pay for something to say thank you! It's a great show with life-size puppets of the horses, operated with such skill that you soon forget they aren't actually real.
The other reason to be up in London was to meet up and catch up with Linda [right in photo] who is a friend from my College days who has kept in touch over the years. Miki managed to scrounge a free War Horse seat for her too (despite it being sold out) and then took us for a quick tour of the Royal Opera House afterwards, which was a glimpse into "how the other half live (or play!)".
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