Tuesday in Vienna

So after the fiasco of delayed flights , more delayed flights and even more delayed flights finally got to Vienna

Have been there before with touring but in the summer so was lovely to see all the Christmas market etc

So we have two dates left and that’ll be the end of touring for 2017 , off for 4 weeks and then it all starts again

Also means heading home to sort out Christmas apparently all the snow has melted back in the U.K. why it couldn’t have hung around till Xmas then just appeared for the day I don’t know 🤷‍♀️

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Dornbirn Austria 🇦🇹

Day off from the tour as it draws to an end , the boys decided to stay put a while longer so as friend of mine was in Switzerland 🇨🇭 visiting his parents so what do we do decided to go skiing

I’ve been skiing since I was 14 following the yearly high school trip but with touring hadn’t managed to go for a few years and as they say it’s like riding a bike 🏍

Only downside was I wasn’t there long enough !!! Definitely need to get in the habit of skiing ⛷ at least once a year again

Snowy Sunday in the UK

Well after days of it’s going to snow it’s not going to snow it finally arrived with gusto.

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Snowy morning
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it’s more than expected
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winter time
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winter time
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view across to the playing fields
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winter

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I’m not going out in that – Elli

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bear the cat (neighbourhood visitor)
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come on Elli it tickles my whiskers

Of course the had to be kids in the street who spoiled the fun for others by wrapping rocks in snow and throwing it at peoples windows luckily not ours till someone threatened to call the cops, weren’t even teenagers who live round here which make it worse

Hopefully it won’t hang around long and that will be that for snow 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

So as we were down to the last few UK shows we had a late start at the venue in South London so time off meant me being dragged Christmas shopping by the yanks.

Having worked in London for years first thing I noticed were they are using the same decorations in Covent Garden they have had for the last 4 years

From Covent Garden went to Carnaby Street and Liberty’s – the latter being the ultimate rip off charging £1 for a pine cone the same as you would pick up in a park

Then I had to go and make my credit cards cry in Victoria’s Secret, nipped in John Lewis to see Moz the under the bed monster (this is from their Christmas advert)

Then it was the bus back to Brixton before stopping off at the Bowie memorial before heading to the venue

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Christmas on Oxford Street
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Bowie memorial in Brixton
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Moz the monster at John Lewis
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Well I just had to
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REALLY these are free in any park
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Liberty store
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it’s christmas not carnival season
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Tree at Covent Garden
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Hot Chocolate Time
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Piazza at Covent garden
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A very rare sight
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same decorations for 4 years

London & grass covered lifts ðŸ‡¬ðŸ‡§

So we had the first of two nights in London (sold out) usually end up staying at the sanctum but this time we ended up in Kensington and this hotel was WEIRD

Glass covered lift

Pyschadelic flashing tablets

And bar codes on ceilings

But the room it’s self was cute

We’re in Cardiff now , back to London in the morning and day off on Thursday

7 shows and 10 days to go

Leeds to Brighton ðŸŒŠ

So the U.K. tour rambles on !! Prefer being back in the uk as means there are some places close enough for me to drive to and from home for 🚘

Haven’t been to Leeds for ages so go off on a Starbucks ☕️ hunt and promptly get lost

Show went well even though the fans moan about arenas I can understand what they’re saying as I rather have up close and personal than back of the gods so to speak

4 1/2 hours by road down to Brighton hell its cold on the coast lol ⛄️ ❄️ after snow in Leeds it didn’t seem to follow us down the motorway

Weekend off so will get home 🏠 then 2 London shows Cardiff and Glasgow next week before back across the sea 🌊

Luxembourg 🇱🇺 to Hamburg ðŸ‡©ðŸ‡ª

Well that’s part one of the European tour dates done with

Again no time off for proper sight seeing ! Will be weird being back in England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 and sleeping in my own bed 🛏 for the next few nights as I can drive between venues

Luxembourg 🇱🇺 ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️

Hamburg 🇩🇪⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

So it’s time to load up all the gear grab food 🍔 🍟 🥨🌭 and some ice cold beers 🍺, onesie , bunk blanket , and thenon through the night to London

24 hours in Paris ðŸ‡«ðŸ‡·

So the tour reached the French capital playing at the one venue I’d been dreading after losing my best friend there in an attack 2 years ago

Even had a chat with a sad pigeon and gave it both my pastries as it had lost a foot

There hasn’t been a day like yesterday when I’ve cried that much in decades everything suddenly hit me like a steam train 🚂 just how much I miss him but I came and did what I had to do and said my goodbyes

Today was a day off (Saturday) so what else to do Christmas shopping Parisian style

So we hit the champs elysees with gusto lol 😆

Louis Vuitton. Tiffany’s Stopping to see some Christmas 🎄 horses 🐴 as well as lunch at Paul’s followed by a trip up the Eiffel tour

Back to the hotel for a quick change and back out to see the lights So all in all it’s been a great day

Tour rolls on and we got the U.K. on Tuesday

Berlin to London to Brussels 🇩🇪 🇬🇧 ðŸ‡§ðŸ‡ª

So after a sold out show in Berlin it was straight to bed 🛏 for an early flight to London the following morning

over the years St Pancras has had really prettt Christmas 🎄 trees 🌳 this year yuk looks half dead !!

Nip down the road to UCLH for a CT scan and then lunch with an old friend before back to St Pancras to catch Eurostar to Brussels

Much rather travel by train I can get more done work wise and don’t have a ton of messages when my phone goes on the other end

So we’re leaving for The Netherlands 🇳🇱 and then Paris on Friday which is going to be the hardest show of my career