12th ..... May
14.05.2007 -17 °C
Phil left me to read his blog but unfortunately the internet cut off without warning and he has lost his work. He won't be happy Jan!!
Thanks for all the messages you have been sending. Its great reading them and hearing news from home. It's good to know you are enjoying the read.
I now know why there is no rain in Australia. Since we have been in London we have had to put up with the rain. The first few days were intermittent but yesterday 13th it rained non stop. As to be expected by night it slowed down.
On Saturday we had a very busy day walking. We started by walking to the Portabello Markets at Nottinghill. We had heard of these markets but were a little disappointed. They were mainly for people who were looking for antiques. Lots of second hand silver, china, pictures, clothes and jewellery. At the end of the long street were the food markets. Not as good as what we saw in Versaille.
After walking up and down the street we headed for Royal Albert Hall. Could not get inside unless taking a tour and there was not one until later in the day.
Then we walked to Harrods walking through Kensington Gdns. The street we took had lots of Embassy Homes. At each end of the street there were gates with guards.
Harrods was very big, very easy to get lost and very expensive. We fell upon the statue of Dodi and Diana at the escalators going up to the 2nd floor. Not sure what Diana would think if she was alive!! We visited the cafe that sold nothing but chocolate. Highly recommended by Jen!
Next stop was to be Buckingham Palace but we had a forced stop at a cafe on the way due to a very heavy shower of rain. Once it cleared we made our way to Buckingham Palace and had a walk around. Phil thought it would be more imposing! Next stop was Covent Garden to have dinner at the restaurant that Cait works at. It is an upmarket burger place. We fell upon Covent Garden market and had a browse before stopping at a pub for a drink and to rest our weary feet. By this stage we had been on them for most of the day!! Then we had dinner and had a quick catch up with Cait as she was extremely busy. There was a 20mins waiting time to get a table but we were lucky as we didn't have to wait. After dinner we walked back to the hotel. Our feet were very tired at the end.
Hope you are all well.