THURSDAY 7 MAY
Early morning vote in Sheffield.
Brilliant concert at the splendid St George's Cathedral in Lambeth, followed by pub election discussions with the orchestra until the exit polls started tumbling in and hopes for a Tory defeat hung by a thread.
FRIDAY 8 MAY
Gloomy start, both to the UK post-election and to the London weather.
But rallied round and headed up West, where we happened upon this sign on Margaret Street, at the back of Oxford Street
and drawn by the word 'famous' ventured in - to discover the stunningly decorated All Saints Margaret Street which has Grade 1 listing.
which you'd never have guessed from the outside
Incredible to see Mackintosh's own drawings. This one being of Hill House in Helensburgh which we'd so enjoyed visiting just a few years ago - built for the publisher Blackie.
and as night fell - it found us at the Camden Blues Kitchen for an amazing gig by the incredible Motor City Review who played one showstopper after another - hit after hit from the Motown catalogue - memories flooding in
and a good place for a pause for some music . . .
Probably my favourite from those days
and when you're ready - click here to read on for Saturday and Sunday when the pace really hotted up!