I had the day off from work today so I slept until 12:30 and then set the map on my iPhone 6 to my desired destination and took off on a three-mile walk toward Notting Hill. My route delivered me down Oxford Street where, instead of the spray-painted pictures of dolphins or space or waterfalls that are typically created in front of crowds in Times Square, the street artists were building sand sculptures of dogs lying on the sidewalk.
At the end of Oxford Street I passed through Marble Arch and then stopped in Hyde Park to write for an hour or so and also to exchange pictures via text message with my dad and my sister before continuing on through the park to Notting Hill. Once there I walked past the home of Orson Welles on my way to Portobello Road which hosts the Portobello Road Market (see photo below) which was made famous by the film Notting Hill starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. It was there that I consumed a burger, chips and a beer from at GBK before spending a lot of time ducking in and out of stalls looking for a gift for B.
In the late afternoon I traveled, empty-handed, back to Soho to drop off my things before setting out in search of a theater pass for the evening. I settled on seeing Bend It Like Beckham the Musical and when I got to the ticket window to check the evening's availability the clerk asked me how much I'd like to pay and then gave me a price range and I told him £29.5 and he looked at me, smiled and said, "It pays to have good timing." and sold me a £69.5 ticket for the price that I had mentioned earlier and so I sat in the center of the fifth row for not very much money, which was dope.
After the musical was over I returned home, chatted with my family and Bevan on FaceTime, ate yet another falafel salad, watched clips from Notting Hill on YouTube and now I will try and fall to sleep.