Tuesday, 2 February 2016

London

Thank you all for your lovely wishes for my weekend in London with Eve.  It really was the most perfect weekend and just what I needed to revive my lagging spirits.

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?


St Paul's


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.

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  1. sounds like one of my weekends in London with my daughter, Great fun but very tiring. Always visit a market, eat lots and try to take in a show.

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    1. Yes, Sheila, there's so much to see and do, it can be very tiring.

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  2. It sounds like so much fun Janet I'm glad you had such a great time. :) xx

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  3. I'd have been gone the moment the street entertainer came my way ,ha ha. Looks like you had a good time with Eve.I agree ,London is very tiring. You need more than a weekend ,really.

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    1. Thanks Caz. I'm looking forward to plenty more weekends with Eve in the future, especially once the warmer weather arrives.

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  4. That was very brave of you. I think I would probably have run away.

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    1. With hindsight it might have been better if I had run away!

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  5. You deserved that lovely time with your daughter. Well done on being a good sport and dancing.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith, I'm glad I was brave enough to give it a go. And it gives us something to look back on and laugh!

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  6. What a lovely time - there's always more to see and do and lots of it for free. x

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    1. Thanks Daffy, I'm looking forward to exploring more of London in the future.

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  7. Glad you had a great time, looks as though it was a lot of fun!! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy. It was lots of fun and I've come home with lots of happy memories.

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