Saturday saw Mrs J (the other Cllr Johnson) and I heading into London to celebrate her birthday (she is old now!)

For her birthday Mrs J had chosen to go to the Royal Albert Hall to hear Russell Watson perform.

I can’t say that I have ever been “The Voice’s” biggest fan, however the evening was very moving. Not only does Mr Watson have a great voice, with an eclectic repertoire that stretched from a beautiful rendition of Ave Maria to Twist and Shout, but he certainly showed a real human side when interacting with the crowd; He posed for photos on stage after jokingly reminding people that flash photography was not allowed, and spent a long time wandering through the audience hugging and kissing many of his female fans.

We had a very enjoyable evening and certainly left the concert with a bounce in our step, ignoring the drizzle to stop off in Leicester Square and get dessert at the Haagen Dazs shop (also very good)

The journey home was ok; central line to epping, but it did make me wonder once again about the plan I keep pitching to anyone who will listen about bringing the Central Line out from Epping to Harlow.