Grange Blooms Hotel
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... back to Westminster Pier.
I'm glad I waited a few weeks before taking the cruise. I've got a much better understanding of the city's layout now, which made it easier to appreciate what I was looking at.
I was particularly interested in seeing the Thames Barrier, which is one of the largest moveable flood barriers in the world. It's been closed more than 175 times since 1984 to stop storm surges ...
... things to attend to and we made our way to Westminster Abbey. The day despite being overcast and cold in the morning, was slowly clearing and by the time we got to Westminster it looked like clearing so we had some good weather to get a few snaps of the building up close. There were the usual crowds but it didn't take us long to get a good look before we set off on foot towards Buckingham Palace to say hey to the Queen. No luck here in spotting her but we ...
... toasted almond. Obviously each component must be prepared in order to then be mounted onto the plate; cooking the eggs to the right temperature, emulsifying the burnoose sauce, toasting and flavoring the almonds, and, of course, cutting, cleaning and par boiling the asparagus. Here is an example of the labor which goes into each stalk of asparagus: each stalk is trimmed and then finished with ...
- Not doing any research about the weather in the places I was visiting. Mainly I'm talking about Portugal and Spain. It was insanely hot during that part of my travels. I see why they take siestas in Spain. You need a break from that heat and all that "work" they're doing.
- Traveling faster than I intended to. The first month of my travels started to develop a plan on its own. So I wasn't able to be as flexible or stay in places as ...
... the wait and we could easily cone back to work our way through the menu but today settled on avacado, chilli and lime with poached egg! Yumm!!!! We then headed off down through Clapham and out across the commons....what a great thing these ares, vast green expanses full of children, people dog walking, exercising and strolling and so quiet... We stopped along the way at a great pub, where people were lining up before it opened...a fire evacuation drill delayed ...