13.11.2006 - 13.11.2006
Last night six of us tagged along with Prof. Armitage to a performance called "Eloquent Protest" for Remembrance Day. It was a series of performances (scenes, readings, music) that incorporated an anti-war theme. They read from Catch-22 and a play that we are seeing for class on Wednesday called "Not About Heroes". There were a few protest songs and anti-war poetry and an odd sort of children's story about war. The end was the best part. A former politician and his musician friend took turns reading poems and playing folk songs. After all of this we got tea and scones in the crypt of St. Martin in the Fields across Trafalgar Square.
This aroused our long-standing interest in getting high tea. So today, after I spent the afternoon on my own personal walking tour of the city and daydreaming in St. James' Park, we all met up for high tea. We went to the Bramah Tea Museum. It wasn't very fancy, which meant it cost half the price of Harrod's, which was a good thing. We had tea, crumpets, scones with clotted cream and jam, as well as apple pie. We ate all this at 3:30, which means it won't really be dinner time here until 9 tonight. That's one more thing to cross of my list of the hundred things I have to do before I fly home in less than a month.