I had a lovely walk from Euston Station through to Aldgate, where Eve lives (not far from the Gherkin).
|Can you see the Gherkin in the distance?|
|The Bank of England|
|The 'Walkie Talkie' Building in the distance|
|Getting nearer to the Gherkin.|
I love the contrast between all the styles of architecture. The church in front of the Gherkin, in the picture above, apparently dates from the sixteenth century.
On Saturday we explored Old Spitalfields Market (my favourite) and then on to Covent Garden.
At Covent Garden, we had an "interesting" encounter with a street entertainer!
|Can you see the juggler? I think he's spotted us!|
I got pulled out the audience and had to dance while he juggled! I reckon my dancing was probably more entertaining than his juggling.
Then Eve was pulled out to assist in one of his juggling stunts.
We felt rather traumatized after that so had to go for tea and cake to revive us.
We finished off the afternoon with a visit to the National Portrait Gallery - always very interesting.
The evening was very relaxing, watching A Royal Night Out on Netflix and drinking wine with Eve's two flatmates.
We had a lazy Sunday morning, then went for a pub lunch before I caught the tube back to Euston.
It was a wonderful weekend, we had so much fun. I didn't get to Brick Lane for a curry - maybe on my next visit we can fit that in.
The train journeys each way went smoothly, although they were very long. On the plus side, it gave me plenty of time to make progress on the two cardigans I have started knitting.
|The back of the Olivia cardigan|
|The ribbing all done on the Fair Isle cardigan for Eve|
So I'm feeling refreshed, revitalised and full of energy, it's a new month and I'm ready to meet it head on.