Saturday, October 25, 2014

Day trip to London

Jeff and I went to London yesterday as he had a day off and Ella has respite till 9pm. In keeping with trying not to let blogging rule my life, here's the bullet points :)
  • The network railcard I bought when Debbie was down is worth every penny. Two returns on the train and hop on/hop off on the buses in London for less than £30 :)
  • Check where you're going! Got to the Science Museum to find it closed until 12.30 as they had a special event going on. Saw on the news later it wasn't just anyone it was the Queen! 
  • We then tried the Natural History Museum. That queue was beyond silly (probably all the other people that didn't want to wait for the Science Museum!)
  • So we spun round (literally as they're all within 50 yards of each other) and ended up in the Victoria and Albert Museum, which is a museum for art and design. We choose a few areas we both wanted to see - me wedding dresses and religious art. Him ironwork and Samurai swords! Lovely couple of hours I would definitely go again, not sure Jeff would!
  • Found a lovely little Italian deli for lunch.
  • Finally went to Harrods to see the window displays. What a total disappointment, 3/4's were blacked out and the remainder had been done up with holographic posters. Like I say, total disappointment.
Just a couple of photos as intentionally didn't take camera.

Today my foot is swollen and uncomfortable, but so glad we got a day out together :)

9 comments:

  1. How fun! We were taken to Harrod's on the school trip to London & Paris when I was in 12th grade in 1982. I just remember how expensive it was and how huge it was. I don't think I bought anything.

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    1. It is mostly beyond our price bracket too JoJo but the window displays at Christmas are amazing - we just went too early! xx

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  2. Sounds like you were able to salvage the day!

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    1. Hi Barbara, it was still a lovely day. Just having a free day is a bonus! x

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  3. Good thing all the museums are near each other. Too bad you didn't take your cameras. They would have made great pictures :)

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    1. I nearly always take my camera everywhere but just for once thought I wouldn't. But you're right, once we were strolling I wished I had lol! x

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  4. Sounds like a good day in all. Hope you're enjoying your book. :-) (I loved it).

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    1. Hi Click, loved the book - passing it on now for someone else to enjoy :) x

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  5. Hi Suzanne .. oh yes - finding the museum is closed - but at least it was the Queen ... well glad you had a chance to wander around the VandA for a while ...

    Pity about Harrods windows ... it is probably just too soon before Christmas ... but Fortnums seem to be good ones to see ...

    Hope you're foot has recovered .. I know my walk around seeing the Poppies just about finished me off .. I'm glad I went when I did .. it was interesting to see most of the poppies in situ ...

    Thanks for the update for Jo .. I'll be writing a proper poppy post this week ... with some other poppy snippets ... cheers Hilary

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