pip and i took the girls for a holiday treat to see their favourite play – abigails party. strangely, maude has loved this mike leigh play for a long time, watching the video over and over again. it wasnt disappointing – we were all in stitches, and loved Angela’s character the best. we managed to get pretty good seats at a reduced price too; it was a good theatre introduction for teenage girls. we combined it with a trip to koya, our favourite japanese noodle restaurant in frith street – tasty, but long queues and a long wait for the food, but if you are just catching up and chatting then its fine. try the cold soba noodles with tempura, just what you need in this hot weather. also sitting at the bar watching the handsome young chefs is always a treat too.