So what have I been up to? I saw Eric Clapton at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday May 20th. Fantastic! I am so happy I wenjt.
The next day...May 21st I visited Hever Castle with Janette (a friend of a friend) and we had a wonderful time together. What a lovely place to visit....pretty pretty, pretty! More details to come later.
May 22nd I moved to Stratford to share a room with my friend Pat. We are still here for a couple more days. It is nice to be a hotel I must admit. While I love staying in people's homes (future post on that) it is a treat to be able to slob around in a hotel room and take a shower twice a day if I feel like it.
After Pat arrived we headed off to Greenwich and walked a bit along the river as she wanted to see the statue of Peter the Great in Deptford and the general area...having a traditional pie and mash with liquer sauce (parsley sauce, not booze!) was on "the list"so we stopped at this cafe and had this....
The next day I did a walk from Bermondsey to Victoria station...some of it in the rain...I am trying to do a few Volkssport walks before I leave London.....the first part was good but the last part walking through the Lambeth area was pretty grim...I have done this walk before but not for years. Now I remember why...I'll be blogging more about that as well...(and yes I managed to see one Shaun the Sheep that was eluding me...)
The trail went by Borough market so I had to visit of course....picked up some tea and got a pound of these lovely babies.
Let's just say I got into my happy place.
Repeat the above last night....:).
Today I did the other half of the walk I did two days ago...Canada Water to Bermondsey...I got a bit misplaced at first but that's okay...
|Stopped here and had a cold drink and a bag of crisps and a lovely chat with a nice young man from Australia - this pub is the approximate location where the pilgrims left for America on the Mayflower.|
|This is on the way from the tube station to our hotel|