Ever since I can remember, my Mum has had the dream of taking me to New York.
As a child raised on musical theatre and addicted to endless replaying of videos (remember, VHS tapes?!) of the likes of A Chorus Line (my favourite) and anything by Rodgers & Hammerstein, I always remember mum saying “one day, we’re going to see that together on Broadway”.
For various reasons, she was never in a position to take us.
Being Londoners, we’ve been lucky enough seen many a great show together and it’s always a special experience.
But top of my list when I started my business back in 2014, was to make sure we went on an ‘all-out’ trip to New York together at some point.
Ideally at Christmas time so we could indulge in seeing the Rockettes at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular show.
We’ve both been, just not together. And certainly not flying Business Class!
With a ‘special’ birthday coming up in February 2017, I decided back in August that it had to happen this Christmas.
I just booked our flights to surprise her and this is how it went…
[*WARNING* frustrating parental technology challenges and many tears]