Evening-travelled to Bank station. This is The Royal Exchange. It is in The City. I like this area. It is really strange-it reminds me of a film set. Andy doesn't like it, and pointed out that there is hardly any green there-it is very much just buildings. There is some greenery around St Paul's I think. We walked along Poultry, Cheapside and Newgate Street, to get to Smithfield where we met in The Distillers pub.
My friend Lorna decided to go to a Karaoke club for her birthday! Here she is, in blurry profile, singing along to Joy Division. My only previous experience of Karaoke is in the police station where my brother worked, when he was in the police. I sang 99 Red Balloons, quite well I thought, with Andy and Antony. Then me and my Mum had to sing a Kylie song which I really didn't know and she certainly didn't!. Most embarrassing! Other than that, it was on a boat pub in Surrey Quays, with very few customers, and certainly no one that wanted to sing in front of anyone else! So, the Karaoke box was a pleasant surprise. You get your own private room, with a screen, a massive songbook, and an easy to use computer screen to programme your songs. I sang along to everything I knew, and even took the microphone later in the evening after a few wines! It was such fun! I love singing, and to go on an evening out where singing is the main point-great! Kind of Victorian, in a weird modern way. I remember the karaoke part of Lost in Translation, and I didn't really understand where they were-but obviously they were in a karaoke box! What a great invention.