Tuesday, May 15, 2012

London 15 May

                                                                                                 The view from my room this morning ;-)

My dear fine people...

   I have actually made it to London, England; arriving here last night at around 11 p.m.  How was the flight, you ask?  Well, I was placed in the middle of two  guys... older guys, i assume.  The gentleman to the left had his left arm injured and thus, he was operating only with one arm, his right arm... the side I was sitting on.  The Gentleman to my right was a rather heavy set man who was working on three different gadgets, his huge laptop, his Ipad, and his Iphone typing away on all three of those devices, composing a huge e-mail... guess who was the recipient...  yup, you guessed it... the guy to my left...  Anyway... they didn't want to sit next to each other and I was trying to sleep most of the flight anyway.   Overall, the flight wasn't too bad and it was quite easy to get out of the airport ;-) 

Today, I went to City of London... the weather was... well, not my best friend... it is sooooooooooo cold over here... raining, windy... oh so windy and we even had some hail.  But, we still wandered about and B.Y.I. (because you asked) I am going to share my first few pictures here...   (click the pictures for larger images ;-)  )

This was just the neatest thing.  Me and this statue of... well, i don't really know ... actually, it wasn't a statue at all.  This is a person but everything looked so real, and parton me for this expression, but "stiff"... just like a statue...   I put some money into his "tin" and he started to move into a bow in gratitude.    How neat, yes?

Covent Garden....  very neat... lots of stores and restaurants... had lunch at a restaurant called Restaurant Blanc... lucky us, it was its first day in operation.. in service?   

                                                                                 Still Covent Garden... Paella in England??? Come on now.....

 I don't think i have to say anything here.... yeah, size does matter...  ;-)

Tomorrow, first day at the National Archives...  i get to use my soft led pencil and my white cotton gloves, yipeeee.  I will be looking through Ship-manifests  and looking at names who left England in the years 1620 through 1650.   I hope I will find the last name "Lewis" and then follow those I find.  Wish me luck?

    Oh, did i mention that it is sooooooooo cold over here, bit exhausting to fight through that weather and a word to you English people...  it wouldn't hurt to put on a smile ... life can't  be that bad...  Smile!!!

 I shall retire to bed now and I will see you all tomorrow on my trip out there... maybe the sun will shine ;-)


  1. love that view from your room!!!!!!!!!!

    enjoy the day tomorrow :)

    1. it was quite a nice view... didn't enjoy the rain though ;-)

  2. So glad that you made it there safely and are enjoying this gorgeous city... thank you for taking me along!

  3. thank you for coming along, my dear Tom. You are one of my most favorite travel partners ;-)


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