The York & Albany
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... set of planes had coloured smoke coming out of them in Red, White and Blue. Rachel did say out loud "But that's the French colours?" then remembered that those colours are also the British colours and also ours.
We couldn't see the balcony of the Palace but I am pretty sure that the Queen was standing on it. So we got close to seeing the Queen.
After the planes we thought we would try and get close to the Palace. We were walking in ...
... got to listen in on Saturday mass but also a tour guide telling of how some in parliament many centuries ago were upset the King was using too much money to restore and preserve Westminster Abbey while St Paul's was in greater need. The abbey is actually also called the church of St Peter. So when funds were diverted from the abbey to St Paul's that's where the expression robbing Peter to pay Paul comes from. Back outside we take some pics with the Cathedral in ...
Most of today's itinerary was suggested by Derek, our plumber in Brisbane. We caught a train to Southend, went to a pub and had fish and chips.
We started by catching the bus to Liverpool Street Station, then walked through the busy business district to Fenchurch Street to catch the regional train to Southend. It took about 70 minutes and it was very relaxing sitting in the sun on the train looking at all ...
... lounge room, and a little outdoors area for those 'non rainy days'. 2 minutes walk from the tube, and lots of cafes, pubs and shops nearby. Perfect! I rang up and arranged to view the room that afternoon. The room is owned by an older couple from Ireland, who were installing a brand new oven when I arrived. They showed me the room, advised they would be putting in a new mattress, and made me a cuppa. It was like renting from mum and dad. After thanking them for ...
... all over the walls, current exhibit is Andy Warhol, interesting pics from years gone by. The markets are like most markets, quite hippyish, but the setting is so different, and the smells if all the food get your tastebuds alive. Lights and people everywhere you look, great vibe. I introduce Paul to mulled wine, which he likes of course, and we head back to the tube. Camden Town tube is closed from 1-5.30 on a Sunday. Of course it is!! It's 5.20, so we wait ...
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