So anyway, it's Friday afternoon, I am sitting on the 15.39 train to London Liverpool Street, listening to my fellow passengers chatting and I suddenly realised that I was the only British person in the compartment! Granted, the train I was on originates from Stansted Airport so it's often packed with people who have just arrived from a flight! But it got me thinking that because we live a shortish (37 minute) train journey from London, we take it for granted and don't really make a big thing about the sights and sounds we see when we get up there. So when I got off the train and started my walk towards my husband's office, I thought I would play at being a tourist and take a few snaps of my own. So, here is Tower Bridge, looking lovely in the late afternoon winter sunshine. I took this as I was walking across London Bridge. After I crossed the Thames, I walked down the ziggy zaggy steps that lead down to the embankment and looking back across where I had just walked I took a photo of this view. London Bridge, with the dome of St Paul's Cathedral in the distance. Photo taken, I continued walking beside the river, and when I saw this, I knew I was nearly there. This is what my husband sees if he looks out the office window. The HMS Belfast, with Tower Bridge in the background. So folks, that is my very short guided tour of the walk from London Liverpool Street to Hays Galleria. Then of course I met up with my husband, we caught the Jubilee Line underground to the O2 arena and here is the scrap-able photo of me about to go in to see Strictly Come Dancing on Tour!
It was an amazing show and I enjoyed it so much. But that is officially the end of my Christmas presents now!