|Our performance at the Yoigo midsummer party, amazing.|
Here you have me writing on the London King’s Cross to Leeds train this sunny Sunday afternoon in England, going past what I would call “England’s green and pleasant land”. Eladio is reading El País, the Spanish Sunday newspaper but my head is full of memories of the past, when I was a child and our countless journeys from Lincolnshire or Yorkshire to London, to that vibrant and exciting train station, King’s Cross. It means so much to me. I remember as a child that the trains we would travel on were steam powered and as they came through dark tunnels into the station they would make a hideous noise and my Mother would cover my ears. Even so they fascinated me and part of the travel bug I have in me was probably forged then.
|Me and Cristina doing our Mama Mia performance|
|The Bentley Hotel where we stayed in South Kensington.|
|Eladio in Hyde Park|
|Afternoon tea at Harrods, a lovely thing to do in London|
Once outside we took photos of the beautiful building that the world famous Harrods store is housed in, in Knightsbridge. Amazing to think that it is no longer owned by the British, as other icons like Rolls Royce isn’t today either.
|Eladio outside Harrods|
|Outside Buckingham Palace. Notice the flag flying, it means the Queen is at home.|
|Downing Street is heavily guarded these days|
|By the Houses of Parliament|
|By the London Eye, a bit of an eyesore really|
|Good old Piccadilly Circus, a bit like New York's Times Square|
|Gloucester Road became quite a familiar street during our stay.|
|The giant dinosaur in the entrance of the museum which I remembered from my visit so long ago.|
|Charles Darwin, you can feel his presence everywhere in the museum|
|Lunch at Harrods again was a delight|
|Outside Kensington Palace two days after Lady Diana's 50th birthday|
|Just too many ladies in burkas for my liking in London. These ones were in Hyde Park|
The next morning, our last, we left our luggage in reception and decided to visit the other museums as our train wasn't leaving until 2 0'clock. We were disappointed with the Victoria and Albert museum. We which loved the magnificent building it is housed in was becaubut are not really into objets d’art or design or architecture or jewelry. We had hoped to see the British Galleries but they were closed due to electrical problems. Therefore we decided to leave and go and see the Science Museum where I did not have high expectations. However I was very pleasantly surprised. It is fantastic with its exhibition of engines and space objects and the history of technology, cars and airplanes and all the objects that have developed through the years. It was a truly wonderful find.
|Eladio at the Science Museum this morning.|
|King's Cross today|
|Outside our cottage in Gargrave, The Arbour. It is lovely.|