First day in a steamy London and I head out to my lunch meeting catching two busses from Kennington to Chelsea. My route took me past the Royal Chelsea Hospital . Its famed for being the home of the Chelsea Pensioners aka ‘The Men in Scarlet’ which was founded by King Charles II in 1682.
This is where the Royal Horticultural Society hold the annual Chelsea Flower Show which has some incredible displays of gardens created and built specifically for the event as well as lots of amazing flowers .
Alas it came to an end yesterday and was sold out ages ago so I’ll have to go another year. It looked fab on the telly last night although I find Alan Titmarsh really rather annoying as a presenter and cannot fathom how he has become such a media phenom!
The Queen visited the event as she has done for over 40 years and guess what she was wearing the same colour coat as my Solar Queen who so kindly graced A Spot of Tea back in LA- amazeballs! No idea why I can’t get my iphone pics to rotate in wordpress !!
Having changed busses near Sloane Square , I was driven down Kings Road and enjoyed seeing so many people out and about in the sunshine – hardly an inch of grass was unoccupied in the garden’s of St Luke’s Church (note to self there is a John Ireland festival there at the end of June).
Finally came to my destination on the Fulham Road and had a great lunch and catch up with my dear friend Severine having missed one another in Cannes. We both agreed Amour – winner of the Palme D’Or was a very good film although I ofcourse crapped on about Rust in Bone!
After lunch I headed to Peter Jones in Sloane Square to check out mattresses and beds as I’ll be needing one when I move back into my old flat in Queens Park. It was here that I found myself mattress shopping alongside none other than Pete Tong! Hence the title of this post. Nice to see you can still be a super star DJ and find for the domestics of life too.