Playing on the trains
Lunch in the park
We went all over the place, until our early morning start caught up with us and then we checked into our little hotel and flopped down for a bit of a nap. Then we got up and did some more gallivanting.
River Thames and the London Eye
One of the quirky things about going to a country like Saudi Arabia was that all of our documents needed to be "authenticated". For Brits living in Britain it means a trip out to Milton Keynes. But our qualifications are from Australia in the '70s, so in the morning we got up bright and early and went to the Australia High Commission in "Australia House".
The last time I was here was back in 1970 when my family emigrated to Australia!
After yesterday's Saudi Embassy experience, this place was a breath of fresh air! In no time at all we had all our necessary papers stamped and signed, and for very little cost.
They're Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace ...
Peter ... went down there with Ruth ...
(You might remember A.A.Milne's: They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.)
Seeing the changing of the guard was one of the items on Peter's "to do in Britain" list - along with lying in the heather, seeing a genuine old castle, and drinking a pint of Guinness in an Irish pub. So, this was the last thing on his list.
There were crowds and crowds and crowds of people,
There was music, and marching, and horses.
Playing on the buses as well
I had heard that you can get them at Shepherd's Bush Markets - which hadn't been open on Monday. So we hopped on the Tube and headed to Shepherd's Bush ... just to realise one stop before that the station is closed while they are building a new one which would be opening in October! So we had to hop off and try the buses.
Actually it's all remarkably easier with all the signs being in English ... this stuff was so complicated in China and Turkey!