Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, 6 May 2012

A Day out in London

Hello folks!

Me, Mr Clicky and DS spent the day in London yesterday.  
We drove to Theale, just off the M4 and got the train into London.  
DS' ticket was a bargain £1.00!
DS ~ poor deprived thing that he is ~ hadn't been on the Tube for quite some time and he loved it!  He was bowled over by the fact that he could travel anywhere underground in London on his £1.00 ticket. We emerged into daylight to see the Eye.
A short walk up the road and we were at our destination.
The Imperial War Museum.

The guns outside are massive, from two ships.  That's Mr Clicky and DS standing by the shells that they would fire.
We met my cousin and her friend and we had an explore inside.
It's a very impressive entrance.  The planes are full sized.
The spitfire from higher up.
We walked through all ages of wars, saw some amazing and some terrible things. 

  It really makes you think.  It wasn't all doom and gloom however, this poster made me laugh.
When we came out we found somewhere by the Thames to have some lunch.
We crossed The River and looked up to St Pauls.
One of the bridge supports had old skateboard decks and shoes on it, I'm not sure why!

On our way back we had time to stop at St Pancras Station.  It was fantastic.
Two Eurostar trains were in.
Sir John Betjeman's statue.
The Meeting Place Statue in front of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. 
 This is 9 metres, 30 foot high.
Above them are these Olympic rings, they are 30 metres, nearly 100 foot wide, the first thing you see if you step off the Eurostar.
The roof was beautiful too.
We travelled back to Paddington on the Tube, changing a few times to DS' delight and then train back to Theale.
I needed a good soak in bath when we arrived home, I had really sore feet!

We actually saw some sun today so I've been in the garden, wearing my new gardening gloves.
Aren't they pretty? seems to shame to get them dirty.
I love the bright green leaves of these aquilegias. 
As I dug up the weeds today I was surrounded by chattering sparrows and followed around by a robin eating worms.  Could I get a photo of him? No.

I got this month's Phoenix Friendship Squares off this week.  I'm going to do May's at the start of the month rather than the end!

And the Jacket?  still sewing up, here's a picture just to prove it!
I didn't manage the Scavenger Hunt for April, what with one thing and another, but I won't beat myself up about it.

Well, I hope you all have a lovely week, and if you're in the UK, enjoy your Bank Holiday tomorrow.

Bye for now....................Clicky Needles.


  1. What great photos of the Imperial War Museum. I was there a few years ago, and really enjoyed it. Good luck with the sewing up!

  2. Great photos, I hope to visit London one day...sigh. I love your projects too, the sweater will be so nice when it's done.

  3. What a great trip you had.. my hubby would love that museum. Thanks for sharing these great images. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)


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