(I got a little behind in my posting - ran out of time in England - so I'm posting the daily events now that I'm home. I'll do each day, but they'll all post today til I get caught up. Just so you don't think I'm nuts...)
I was gently informed on the last post that *cheerio* actually means goodbye, not hello.... oops! So I hope I got it right today..... :) If not....it's Hels' fault.... LOL!!!!
Anywho.... on Wednesday Hels and I trekked our way into London where it was ***chuffin'-Norah-freezing***!!! We took the train to St. Pancras station and then caught the tube to Green Park (Liz's front garden) and then walked in the freezing cold and wind to meet the Queen for tea - she *needed* to see me you know.... Hels arranged it ahead.... such a good host... haha.... as luck would have it, there was a foreign diplomat arriving when we got there so we got to see the open air horse drawn carriages (they - the diplomats - must have been FREEZING!) - the cold stream guards were out - all the pomp and circumstance - very very cool. Thought my fingers would fall off from the cold, but it was SO worth it!
Here's a (blurry) shot of the carriage, and then a quick video of the
I never tried uploading a video before - hope it works....
Then we met Jennie at Covent Garden for lunch at Maxwell's - had great burgers, and did a little bit of shopping.
RED ALERT - THIS IS *THE* PICTURE OF ME and HELS - BLOGGABLE PROOF WE WERE TOGETHER - just in case you thought I had fabricated the whole visit... haha...
We got the tube back to St. Pancras, and found an enormous queue (line) for our train home, which had already been delayed once, and was quickly delayed again. So, by the time our train arrived, there were three train loads of people to fit into one train. We were very lucky to get on board, but we had to stand for much of the trip home. Needless to say we were *knackered* (tired) by the time we got home. We had just enough energy to order Domino's Pizza, watch "I'm A Celebrity" and promptly PASS OUT into bed.
A long day... a cold day... but another very very good day. Tune in tomorrow!
~ ellen. xx