Friday, 22 May 2015

Hit The Ground Running

Okay thaWow, we're up to day four in London already. While not feeling particularly jet lagged, I may have fallen asleep on the bus on the way "home" the evening of day two. The long daylight hours take some getting used to and it was nice to finally get a couple of nights of decent sleep. Long days and being tired means I'm playing catch up here.
DAY ONE - I WILL WALK 500 MILES (Think The Proclaimers)
We were all awake by 5 o'clock so we decided we may as well walk to Buckingham Palace via Hyde Park. One discovery along the way was a lovely memorial to the Australians who served in the two World Wars. 
The wall in covered with the names of towns and places in Australia and the thickness of the lettering spells out the places where the soldiers served. We managed to find a few local places of family significance, Greg Greg, Clear Springs, Georges Creek, but we didn't find Corryong. We could've spent all day there and still not found it.
We got the Palace with plenty of time to get a good pozzy on the fence to watch for the changing of the guard. A lot of pomp and ceremony for the changing of shifts but that's what we tourists want. It was fascinating and well worth the wait. 
After some lunch we made our way (more walking) to Chelsea Flower Show. 
This lived up to all my expectations and absolutely beautiful. Even Ross enjoyed it far more than I thought he would. 
It was hard to decide which photos to share so I put together a Flipagram so if you click on the following link you'll get a good overview. 
After we'd finished at Chelsea we were a little weary and foot sore so we, or should I say Brenda, decided a black London taxi was the way "home". The taxi driver was very friendly and we follwed his recommendation of a pub for tea. The end of day one saw us falling into bed. 

Okay that's all there's time for NOW as we on the more again. Leaving London today.

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