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... not to take anything illegal back into Australia.
I arrived at the breakfast area where I got a my last continental breakfast, at 9.30am. Supposing it was about time to head to the airport I hailed a nearby taxi, which took me to the airport, drop zone, making the 3 hr check-in time for my international flight. Since my flight was not leaving until 5pm ...
... the 7 floor toy store called Hamleys. It was so crowded with waves of people surrounding us as soon as we came out of the Tube. It must have been the post Christmas sales. Jo-Ann managed to spot the Liberties store she wanted to look at - mainly because the wood used for its Tudor look came from two sailing ships. Hamleys was crowded but good to look around. The kids enjoyed the Harry Potter section with Jessamy and Amy buying a Marauder Map each.
... on the architect who designed it Sir George Gilbert Scott. There was no chance we would miss it, as Albert is a massive gold statue, surrounded by weeping angels. On the plinth there is a parade of important historical figures. Apparently Scott included himself as one of these figures, but we couldn’t make him out at the distance. We continued onto the museum to find that HRH Betty had been there in the morning and the museum opening had been delayed so ...
On Saturday my friend Chloe, from LYG and I set ourselves on a self devised tour around London. Our itinerary goes:
Royal Courts of Justice
Australia House (we just walked by as it's near the courts & not open)
Ferry up the Thames to Greenwich
Admiral Naval College
Queens House (which closed early so we missed)
As per usual, I still refuse to accept the it takes ages to get anywhere in London, so I ...
... would kill another because of their religion ("but why???"). From the mouths of babes.... Life a little simpler on the London Eye - a new addition since my last visit. Great views in spite of the haze. Throw in a couple more stints on the big red bus and a gawk at Lizzie's shack and the day was done. Kids brains fried - Laura's concern had moved on from religious secularism to ice cream - or lack thereof. At least this a problem we could ...