I think it was Tower Bridge

Tuesday September 30th, 2008 – Final Thoughts Inevitably I will be asked, “what was your favorite thing?” about the holiday.  It seems rather absurd to try and narrow it all down to one particular landmark, event, day-trip, or even moment in time.  But they say you should always go with your first answer, so, I’d…

It’s Over

We are home.  Jet-lagged  beyond belief, and both with the beginnings of a cold, thanks to, nasty, evil London underground users who spread their germs. We covered so much ground and saw so much, I know we will be processing and reflecting on our holiday for months to come. And here are some final numbers…

The Importance of Piccadilly Circus

Reflections from Limehouse- Friday September 26th As our holiday nears an end, I can’t help but reflect back on the last 3 weeks, and in particular, all that we have seen and done in London. In an earlier posting, I told you how we had spent time in August setting up what amounted to district…

“We want………..a shrubbery!”

Leicester Square – September 23rd, 2008 We have been married for 30 years now,  and over the years, we have celebrated our anniversaries in some “remarkable” ways. There was drinks in the “Open Frame” bar at the Thorncliffe Bowlerama, after 10 pin-bowling (it was league night and we couldn’t let the team down). Or how…

Fancy A Nice Bath?

London – September 25th Since we opted to stay in the U.K. once the Paris portion of our holiday got derailed by the Chunnel Fire (a little sick train humour there), we decided to plan some extra day-trips in Southern England. One such trip took place yesterday as we took the train west (from London) to…

Yes Janet, there is more to England than London

Good Morning: We had an absolutely spectacular weekend weather-wise with the temperatures in the low 20’s both days.  People were talking about summer having arrived at last.  It seems that prior to our arrival, they have had one of the wettest & coolest summers on record.  We have therefore been very fortunate since we have…

Was it worth the money?

If you’re like me, when you go to an attraction one of the things you ask yourself when your finished is “was it worth the money?” It goes without saying that people have different tastes, so one person’s cup of tea is not necessarily another’s….you notice a lot of tea references slipping into my commentary?…

It’s about time……we went to Greenwich!

A change of pace after two days in London So after chalking up 37+ kms on our first two days in London, we decided that for our next day’s outing (Friday September 12th), we would dial it back a bit. During the homework phase of our holiday, Mary had mentioned that if we had the…

What did we do before the Internet?

Friday September 19th – Limehouse Headquarters Not sure if it made the news back home, but late last week there was a fire in the Chunnel.  Now you may think that Fire in the Chunnel is the title of a Nora Roberts novel, but alas it is not. The Chunnel is the underwater tunnel that was built…

Doing London – Stanger Style

Once you get to London, where do you start? So as you know, we got into London on Tuesday night, the 9th of September, and went straight to our fall palace in Limehouse.  I say our fall palace since it seems that the Queen has multiple residences and uses them at different times of the…

Our Home Away From Home

Staying in London Early on in the planning process, we hit on the idea of looking into furnished apartments as opposed to staying in hotels or a “bed and breakfast” establishment on the outskirts of London. The one thing I remembered from my teenage years was that this city has an amazing transit system, especially…

Britannia ruled the waves….

Hello everyone: To pick up the trail from my last entry, it is now Tuesday September 9th, and we have the morning to spend in Edinburgh before catching a 2 o’clock train to London. Before I go too far though, you know how you can tell when you’re in Scotland? When the seats on the…