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We had an early start leaving Paris for London on the Eurostar. The check in was similar to an airport, bag and custom checks were done as well as a few routine questions about our stay in the UK. Once on the train we had a very speedy trip and were lucky to have Jose waiting for us at the other end. Jose is an old family friend, we have known each other for as long as I can remember and we literally grew up together. It was so nice arriving at the station ...
... the tube for the hour trip out to the Crowne Plaza. Have I mentioned how much we liked the Oyster cards? Jackie spotted the Indian restaurant in a corner of the lobby so we made a reservation and after final packing we went down to enjoy a very authentic meal. Back to the room for a quiet evening, setting the alarm for 6am wake ...
... unfortunately died on the trip. The drawings were etched onto printing plates and then prints of the plants produced. An example of this, a Banksia (appropriately) was exhibited. There were two busts of Banks, one at either end of the hall.
A really interesting display of clocks and watches contained some wonderful work by a range of watchmakers over the last couple of centuries and beyond. A display of Chinese dynastic pottery and artifacts ...
... clothing store. We went through the racks and scored a cool 60's raw silk looking dress for Zo in the most beautiful shade of green for 10 pounds. There were some other treasures (including white framed Prada sunglasses looking very 60’s and who knows if they were real or not but super cool nonetheless) that we did leave behind. We carried on amazed at the number of shops, stalls and people everywhere. There ...
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