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Having made the most of our final breakfast and waved goodbye to the Novotel, we drove only 20 mins to Leavesden near Watford having booked tickets for the Warner Bros Studios Harry Potter experience. It was very 'Disney' in flavour from the car parking system, to queuing, to the opening welcome in a wrap-round cinema and then moving you into a full cinema for a show and then the curtain rising to see the front door ...
... fit!), hair straighteners (Christchurch NZ, £12, remarkable for the money and a girl can’t live without them – except maybe in Asia!)
Casualties of the trip: Asus laptop (much repaired), HP laptop (repaired), dive computer air transmitters (replaced under warranty), Panasonic camera (x2), Kindle, luggage scales, several items of footwear, too many clothes to mention.
It feels weird, being at the end of something that we’ve put so ...
It is going to make a nice change to get away just the two of us without the dog - doesn't happen that often, so it will be all the more special! Dropping Bailey off at Mum's and then off into London!
Borough market is a foodie's heaven! Wandered around looking at all the food stalls and had a fresh limeade with mint - yummy. Paul's face when he had a sip was hilarious. He had a raspberry lemonade and we shared a baked cheesecake.
... headed back to Trafalgar Square for a stroll down Jubilee Walk to Buckingham Palace. St James park was on our left and the blossom was really pretty. I just had to touch the gates of Buckingham Palace when we got there. We got to see a replacing of the guards - the new lot arrived on foot amidst a flurry of police protection (2 of the police were on horses). We visited the Buckingham Palace shop and I treated myself to a dear wee jug from the set that the Queen Mother used (and now ...
... wasn’t, in and of itself. You just can’t see a thing. It could be any other train tunnel, but I love train travel, and it was nice to know that I was actually going through the tunnel, and that I’ve had the experience.
When we emerged on the UK side of the Chunnel, it was about 3.30pm from memory, or just a little after that, but I noticed that it was almost dark already, and by the time the train pulled in at St Pancras Station at ...