Friday, January 15, 2016

London calling


How amazing is it to hop on a train and a few hours later you're in another country?
Something quite novel for a lass from Australia.


So of course the first thing a gal from the colonies must do on her very first trip to London is to pop over to see if Her Majesty is at home and request a cuppa.


But unfortunately the only people at home were a truck load of tourists and 2 guards.




Never mind - a cafe will do just as well.


Buckingham Palace, London - June 2015

24 comments:

  1. I'm sure if you'd called first she would have had the kettle on for you - and perhaps a slice of Battenberg cake waiting...she'd probably just popped out to get a pint of milk or something.

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    1. (Laughing at the mental image of the Queen popping out for a pint of milk) I'm sure you're right. Next time I'll make sure I have her number in my phone :)

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  2. These are great photo's you just brought back beautiful memories.
    Thanks yvonne

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  3. Wonderful photos to get the feel of the place. I know how you feel when you marvel how easily Europeans can move from one country to another. From the States, I see many different modes of living as I move from state to state yet it is not the same as going from country to country.

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    1. I know what you mean. We did a lot of international train travel on that trip and I loved every second. I hope I get to repeat it soon.

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  4. Oh, your photos remind me of a lovely visit a few years ago. More guards, though. We didn't plan it as such but "landed" around the time they were doing their pretty spectacular changing thing! A good and lucky moment!

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    1. You must have got some amazing photos. We didn't plan either. We just hoped on the tube (love saying that) and found ourselves at Buckingham Palace. Next time I will time it better.

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  5. I'd love to see the Palace someday. Beautiful shots!

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    1. Thank you. These aren't my favourite, but the other shots had my daughter in them and I am always reserved about putting full face photos of her online. I hope you go to London someday, it's amazing.

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  6. Ah, you took me back a few years, now decades. Lovely photos. It is nice to see some of London unchanged. Incredible cover Photo. It took my breath away.

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    1. Thank you. The cover photo is the only room I got to see inside the Versailles palace.

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  7. Fabulous photos! I hope to get to London someday. :) But I have a long list of places on my bucket list. In the meantime though, I love your photos and commentary. Insightful and wonderful.

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  8. I wouldn't worry about the cuppa. A lady I knew was invited to a Royal garden party at the palace (attended by hundreds of guests), she commented to her friend that the tea cups were rather small. A woman behind her voiced her agreement. When she turned around she saw that it was HM herself.

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    1. Oh my goodness! Now there's a story to tell the grandkids!

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  9. Hello, I've been one of those tourist outside the Buckingham Palace. Thanks for sharing, your photos bring back memories. Have a happy day and weekend!

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    1. I've got a great photo of my nana taken in the 1970's at the gate with hand bag on arm, knocking as if she was expected for tea :)

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  10. I've just read your introduction and OMG - I think we may be TWINS!!! I think I'm an expert in so many areas too (but as you already know, I might just a little over confident in my abilities ...). So glad you found me and so glad that means I found you :-)

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    1. I KNEW I had a twin out there somewhere! Glad to be found and welcome to my mad corner of the universe :)

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  11. Isn't it though! Canada only touches one other country, so the close knit nature of Europe with its ability to let you hop between so many different nations in a relatively short time is hugely appealing to me as well.

    Thank you for the lovely continued travel posts. I enjoy them a great deal.

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. My favourite part of the holiday was the 'where will I end up today" thought. I do love Australia but it's so far from EVERYTHING!!!

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