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Last days in London

15th - 16th May

-17 °C

Yesterday back to normal. Up early and had breakfast. Rain still about but after speaking to Jen who had good advice and said Mum you put on your coat, use your umbrella and just walk!! So that's what we did. First we walked to Oxford street. We visited a Primart Store for Phil. Then we walked down Bond and Regent Street.
Sandy called into the National Gallery and saw an exhibition of Monet's earlier work of his drawings and pastels which she enjoyed while Phil took cover in a coffee shop around the corner! Then we walked to Westminster Abby. We were very surprised at the size of the cathedral and enjoyed our walk around. A very interesting place to visit. Then we walked home to change for the theatre. We were going to see the Mouse Trap.
We caught the bus again into Piccadilly Circus. Walking to the West End we saw Leister Square. We were going to find something to eat there but we were running out of time so decided to find something closer to the theatre. Ate at an Italian Rest. and had a really enjoyable pasta.
The Mouse Trap was an enjoyable play. Very nice theatre. Not a full audience but what can you expect after running for 45 years!! Once again walked to Oxford Circus to catch the bus back to the hotel. Happy to say no rain!.
This morning we missed breakfast again to have our last sleep-in. Had a final visit to the laundromat as we won't be washing again until we get to New York. This afternoon we are going to enjoy a walk through Hyde Park and walk to Harrods for a traditional English afternoon tea. We may even go to the movies.
Tomorrow we have an early start. We catch a taxi to Victoria Station, then a train to Gatwick. Not a cheap exercise to get to the airport. Approx 40pounds for the both of us!! London has been fun and while the weather hasn't been fantastic we have both grown to like it. The only down side, it is very expensive!!
Keep well.

Posted by sparscott 04:28

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Murlen gave me the internet link and I have been following your blogs with great interest. Excellent to see you are having a great time despite a little bit of rain... You could always have tried the Sahara here in Mauritania - No rain at all, but nothing to see.
I guess you are on your way to Ireland now. Looking forward to catch your next blog. Cheers, Joep.

by jhc

looks like you got typical english weather!! saw something on getaway last night that you could have done whilst in london, a walking tour of the area jack the ripper was in. looked good & spooky. hope you are taking lots of photos. look forward to reading about Ireland. everyone is getting together at pete & barb's on sunday for kate's birthday. keep well. love jeeps xxx

by jeepsc

You are by now travelling around scotland..I know it will be raining!! Hope you get to see some of the beautiful countryside.Always look forward to reading about your travels. Hope the burger at GBK was OK! Phil will be estactic as Port are on top...at least for the moment!!Went to see the Crows win (only just) last night. Have to spend the weekend doing schoolwork getting ready to write reports...what are those I hear you say!Will catch up soon with Jenna and SJ (after she returns from Qld), now her exams are finished.Had a chat with SJ and things are going well! Are you tired of dragging your luggage around yet? It's always great to have a couple of days to be in one place to leave the bags... or even to be able to put them in a car!You will both be so fit with all the walking.Are you taking the ferry to Ireland? I guess I will read all about it!The forecast is for rain here most of the weekend..hasn't happened yet.Cait is off to Israel next week I think..hope there's no fighting breaking out.Stuart thought Vegas was fantastic and he was rendered speechless at seeing the Grand Canyon(his words)..something for you to look forward to.He highly recommends the Cirque Du Soleil(?) show..only $69. Calum's Jenny is home again for 3 weeks and then back to Dubai, not sure for how long more. Calum has had to spend 12 hr shifts at the airport waiting for David Hick's homecoming! It's all a big secret about the time he is returning. Big news today is Eddie Everywhere has quit his Channel 9 role as chief executive..big deal!Week 4 coming up..only 6 to go, but who's counting!Doug is a bit under the weather at the moment with flu thing..says he got it passed to him from the kids at school. I suppose I'll have to wear a mask! Gave my mum "the keyring" for Mother's day! Does that mean she'll have to come to the Bath on Fridays now she's part of the club? Have some agapanthas to plant..in very specific places.. so will sign off. Take care love Michelle xx

by mich doug

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time - pity about the rain but that sounds like London. Seems to rain a nearly all year round. Rained when I was there and it was February. Thought by May it would not be as bad. Where were you on Mother's Day?. We had a lovely breakfast at Trak but I still think I prefer Urban. Others said it was better because it had more room. Sean picked Dad & I up & drove there which was nice. Got some lovely flowers also. Started the 5 week stint for work in town on Monday. Am getting used to the bus travel!!. Up at 6.20pm to leave home by 7.20pm in order to catch the bus in time. Park my car at the Hub interchange. Get into town about 8.15am then a 10 min walk to Naylor House. All in all it is about an hour from leaving my house to arriving at work. All the walking you are doing should be keeping the weight off so you can eat what you like!!! Had to take Selby to the vet on Friday - could not walk - kept falling over. I thought it was the beginning of the end but vet has put him on pain medication and he seems fine again. Sleeps most of the time. This afternoon (20th) we are off to Barb's to celebrate Kate's birthday. Not sure if both of the girls's will be there. I think they are very busy with work & study. Keep commenting how quiet it is at home - very good for study!!!. Not sure how the cooking/eating is going. Sarah-Jane did say that when she got back Jenna told her there was no food in the house. Sean is well - the band is off to New Zealand next Wednesday (23rd) so he is looking forward to that. Mentioned last Sunday that he is looking at doing study next year - has a couple of things in mind. Wouldn't that be great. Well must be off as Dad will be here soon - me driving again - then we will pick up Jennifer on the way. Look forward to reading more about your travels. Love Sue.XXX
Dad has arrived & would like to say a word. Girls are looking after me. Got honeymoon back but have been to the Physio & Chiro and it is OK.
DadX

by Sue McL

Hi Sandy and Phil, I am really enjoying reading about your adventure. I have just got back from Japan which was an amazing experience. Keep safe, love Christine McD xxx

by mcdoc

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