Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Treasures of the V&A

The Victoria and Albert Museum contain many wonders.

A few I got to see when we spent a leisurely hour wandering the rooms.

I would have liked to have stayed longer,

because I'd heard about an exhibition of books and of  historical fashion and I was very interested in seeing them.

However it was not to be.

Because an alarm went off and all visitors were asked to evacuate the building.


Second time in a week - what are the odds?

The Victoria And Albert Museum, London - June 2015

Saturday, March 12, 2016

A walk, a ride, a warrior queen, remembering sacrifice and the Houses of Parliament.

It was hot
We were tired
But not yet ready to head back to the hotel

We decided to just wander.

Saw a wonderful way to view the city,
but hubby has a wee problem with heights
so decided to look at something else.

Stopped and pondered at a monument to the brave,

And threw a quick cheery wave to Boudicca as we dodged the hooves of her fine steeds.

And finally got close up and personal with the Palace of Westminster.
Well not too close.
Since the Versaille debacle we were very reluctant to join any queue.
So it's on my list of "places to actually go inside of" when I return to London.

As indeed I shall.

London - June 2015

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Little London wonders and an apology for a long absence.

Apologies to all those who thought I fell down a rabbit hole.
I was shocked to see that it has been a month since my last post.
Four weeks of house guests tends to disrupt ones routine more than writers block.
However, the house is almost back to normal after the last guest departed and there is only one more guest to arrive for a week's stay, and thankfully I will be out of town for most of that visit anyway.

Anyway where was I.....

Oh yes.......

Pondering by pools and catching eyefuls of buses.

Glorious galleries and long running productions.

Shopping at Liberties and Carnaby Street

 Are just some of my favourite London things.

London - June 2015