Thursday, 30 July 2015

A Photo Recap

We had a great day today. The germs were mostly vanquished and didn't cast a shadow on our enjoyment. We stuck to our usual haunts as these were Em's choices and the day was about her. The bonus to this is that some our favourite places are all within easy walking distance. The weather was kind, the crowds not bad (even on the Tube) and the food - as always - fabulous. 


We tend to have a partiality to oriental places so we went from The Japan Centre (just off Piccadilly Circus), to Tokyo Toys (around the corner), to dim sum in Chinatown (two blocks away), followed by bubble tea (down the street).


There was fountain dodging in Leicester Square whilst listening to a rather good busker. Some amazing - albeit rather macabre - chalk painting in Trafalgar Square. Coins were thrown in the fountain and wishes made. Shops were visited, mostly for the fun not the spending. 


Oh, and I love this sequence of photos in Trafalgar of Helen and their friend having fun on the railing. 


And a stop at a lovely Turkish cafe off Piccadilly Circus (before you get to Fortnum & Mason) where the hot chocolates are lush and the macarons so yummy we brought a bunch home with us - but not the rose flavoured ones because none of us like those ones. 

It was a remarkably relaxing day actually. Probably because we stayed in such a limited area. We went with the flow and it is amazing how quickly seven hours can pass. 

It had been a while since our last day out in London and being there today reminded me that we love it and we need to not let life get so busy that we forget to take time for days out like this. One hour on the train and another world awaits. A glorious fun and beautiful world that we are lucky to live so close to. 

Susan 




12 comments:

  1. I don't think I've been in that part of London. What fun on the railings! And great photos too.

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  2. Oh my, they have grown into beautiful women, when did that happen?

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  3. Looks like a wonderful day .. London is fabulous.

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  4. My goodness, aren't the girls growing up now! Looks like a lovely day

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  5. You know all the good places.

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  6. Looks like a marvellous time was had by all!

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  7. Gah!! When did your girls get so big?!! And gorgeous!! Looks like the best of days Susan. xx

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  8. Gah!! When did your girls get so big?!! And gorgeous!! Looks like the best of days Susan. xx

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  9. Looks like a wonderful day! I wish it was only an hour into London by train - our line is terrible. On the plus side it does mean the fares are relatively cheap!

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  10. Looks like a wonderful day! I wish it was only an hour into London by train - our line is terrible. On the plus side it does mean the fares are relatively cheap!

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  11. Beautiful post Susan. Your girls seem so lovely.

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