Courtyard by Marriott London Gatwick Airport Hotel
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... plated in gold. In case that weren't enough, they are also encrusted with diamonds, rubies, emeralds and amethysts. You just stare at them for ages and can't help but be transfixed.
The next day I rose early and headed to Lord's. Now I've always known that Lord's has been the “home of cricket”, but now I understand why. The old-man-tour-guide was fantastic, explaining the history of the ground and taking us on a behind the scenes tours. We even got ...
... the change in London when the sun is shining and coats are shunned – it becomes a hive of activity and there is so much to see and do! Parks, Tourist ‘people watching’, shopping (traveller’s tip: buy and
return! Hehe), amazing restaurants, people crowded outside pubs and bars (UK novelty), festivals, food markets, markets etc.
But one of my true loves is the theatre. I became a theatre junkie when I was living in London ...
I am very lucky in that my company provides me with a mobile phone, but I am a bit old fashioned over these things. I like a phone to make calls and receive calls. At a push I can send and receive texts and I can cope with Bluetooth as long as it is all automatic and sorts itself out, and here lies the root of my problem.
A few weeks ago my car's Bluetooth system had a nervous breakdown and somehow managed to wipe all my contacts off my phone. The day ...
... Street. There I did some window shopping and engulfed in trying on some traditional English hats. After a quick lunch, I headed to Westminster via the tube to meet up with Juli. From there, everything got a little but....let's use the word...unscripted. I arrived at the abbey just before 2:30 and went to sign up for the tour. Unfortunately, they decided not to offer that tour today (they were short staffed). So, I waited by the entrance ...
... of our party and not all of the wait staff were quite as amused.
The food was fantastic!! I had, as far as i coud discern, chicken breast marinated in Parmesan cheese and some fine spices. Delicious Dahl (and we knew what that was!) of many varieties, including cheesa and garlic) was mouthwateringly tasty! And I would go back to Gaylord's anytime, and again, and again; though I'm not sure they would have me.
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