On a more positive note I spent a few days with my Finnish Cousin Merja visiting every Museum virtually in London and was gratified to see them absolutely packed, just look at the picture I took! Highlights were the Darwin Exhibition at the Natural History Museum, The Tzars Exhibition at the V&A and the Ian Fleming/James Bond Exhibition at the Imperial war Museum (more pics on my Facebook page). It really does show that the Labour Government policy to make Museum entry free was the right one and that the great British public have a great appetite for Museums and our history and heritage!!
Another highlight was going to see Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace, a fantastic show with great songs from Sir Elton with brilliant lyrics from Ben Elton including a great one called "Happy Christmas Maggie Thatcher!" . Merja was a bit surprised by the kids swearing on stage but a really great show and thoroughly recommended and it brings back all the pain of the Miners Strike and reminds me (if ever I needed reminding!) why I hate Margaret Thatcher and all her evil deeds so much!