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So we ended up with only a couple of days in London which made them a bit of a mad rush. On Monday I took the train in to meet Francesco after he finished work and then we taxi-ed down to Sam's new apartment in Greenwich.
Sam and his boyfriend Jaco have bought a gorgeous apartment in Greenwich so we were able to stay with them to get a couple of days in central London in as well. The ...
... be like during a working day.
We walked to the National Gallery - which was the main art gallery and free entry. We saw the originals of paintings that I had only seen in books before. Can't show you any of them because we weren't allowed to take photos, but there were Rembrandt, Picasso, Bott,icelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Titan, Michaelangelo, Rubens, Caravaggio, Goya, Dega, Van Gogh and on and on and on. there were something like 80 rooms ...
... Palace. When we got there it was obvious something was happening today, there were crowds and barricades. We hung around for about an hour and half and just as we started to head back to our accommodation some horsemen come into view. A parade of horsemen, guards and bands proceeded past us, very impressive indeed. No sure of the exact event but I'm glad I was there. We struggled through the crowds to return ...
... the luxuriously stylish The Shaftesbury Marble Arch Suites – only
a couple of tube stops away.
If your budget or commitments
mean you can’t get to the show, then why not watch online for free at www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/live.
On the first day, 10 catwalk shows are being streamed live – so kick back, put
your stilettos up and enjoy in style!
... from the ancient freight train rumbling along in the distance.
Blue Whale - Hannah loves whales, so finally seeing a blue whale in Monterey with the Grieves was a dream come true.
Nashville - The most fun anybody has ever had in 4 days. Particularly our visit to the Bluebird Cafe, where we saw some incredible live music.
Sailing in NY - exploring New York from a beautiful 34 ft sailboat with the Burtons was wonderful.