Sunday 16 September 2012
What a lovely day! Ken and Carol pick us up at about 11:45, and we make our way to the station. I tell Ken I've been out for a run, just to annoy him. I have my camera, too, which probably has the same effect... We are in plenty of time for the train, and set off for a day out and an evening of comedy to raise money for a Frank Sidebottom statue in Timperley.
On the South Bank there is a funfair affair, featuring a massive chair ride called the Star Flyer. Chairs are suspended sixty metres high, and it whirls around fast and frightens the life out of it's occupants. Ken persuades me to accompany him, the girls are definite in their refusal to accompany us, and I was SO pleased when it was all over ;)
We wander along the South Bank, then get a train to Camden, where we meet Jim. It's wonderful to see him, but he has a lot of studying to do so after an hour or so he pops off home. The four of us walk along the canal, and eventually find our way to tonight's venue, and locate a nearby pub for a beer or two.
The evening goes very well, the comedy is great, with Stewart Lee being the standout act for me but welcome appearances by Kevin Eldon and Simon Munnery, and Mrs Lee (I think that might annoy her if she knew she was being referred to like that). There were several other acts, including Chris Sievey's band.
Our journey home is successful (not always the case when me and Ken and beer are involved - luckily we have the ladies to sort us out). I took loads of photos during the day, three below: