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Saturday, 14 November 2009

Beanie's London Adventure, Day Three

On Thursday 22nd, we got up for breakfast again. Andrea said it would be our last breakfast at the Manor because we had to vacate it back to the real Lord. Shame.

Later, we checked in at Earl's Court Youth Hostel. An Earl's bigger than a Lord, right??!

Hurry with the bags, Jeeves. Places to go and people to be....!!

After we checked in, Andrea took me on the subway to South Kensington. We saw another busker on the way, playing a Saxophone. Some like it hot, I guess....

Oh, are we going to a Museum?? Which one??

Wow, what a fabulous building!! Andrea says that's the Natural History Museum!

Oh wow! They have a special carved muriel of my family!! Oh, that's made me feel really welcome!! This is a special place for mice!!

Ooh, what a lovely entrance! It must be very popular here, there's lots of visitors.

And they have special animal-style Beanie seats inside too!! How brilliant!!

Coo, there's fossilised dinosaur bones. What's a dinosaur??

Oh @*&$^ it's alive!! LET'S RUN!!!!

That was close....! At least this one's properly fossilised.

There's a whale. It's the biggest mammal on earth.

And that's a whale's skeleton. Wouldn't it be fun to hang one of my wonderful cards on there? I'm too small to reach way up there, though.

This is a donkey. Can we take him home? He looks so sweet and friendly!!

I met a fuzzysaurus!! These guys are fun!

Later, we went into the shop and saw this huge amethyst.
isn't it glorious?

Wow!! They had slices of pink stones!!

And blue ones too!!
I think we should do some Very Important Shopping here for my Beanie boxes!

Afterwards, we went out for coffee. It was served in the Parisian style, in bowls instead of cups. Andrea says that when it's a really cold winter day, having coffee in bowls means you can warm your fingers and hands up on the bowl!!

After lunch, we went to the Victoria and Albert Museum, nearby. Wow! That's another spectacular entrance!

Andrea says that this chandalier was made by a chap called Dale Chihuly, a glass sculptor who lives in America. Each one of those glass bits was individually blown and then it was all put together. Isn't it fabulous!

Then we walked through China. That's Chinese calligraphy up there.
Wonder what it says??

Then we went into Japan and saw some Japanese calligraphy written by a master Calligrapher.
Andrea says this is written in the cursive style which means it's wiggly and "joined up".

This one has a picture of Mount Fuji on it, which is a mountain in Japan.

He used a very big brush to do this one!

Afterwards we went into the shop and looked at the gorgeous Christmas decorations!

Oh look at these pottery buttons!! These would fit perfectly in my Beanie boxes!!

Oh, they have woodblocks here too, for printing!! Can we get some of these too??

After all that excitement, we went to St James' Park to relax in quieter surroundings.
They have Beanie seats here too!

And they have outdoor bathtubs too. They're not very clean though, I think people have been pee-ing in them.
(And I thought the French were weird.....)

We were even greeted by some Geese!! How nice of them to welcome us to the park!

Good afternoon Mr Goose!! I'm really pleased to meet you!!
I didn't know I was coming today, otherwise I'd have told Jeeves the Butler to bring some bread with us.

As we crossed over the bridge over the lake, we could see Buckingham Palace, where Queenie lives. The flag is up, so she's in, but I don't think we'll bother going to see her. Traveler told me all about her, and she's not very social.

In the other direction, we could see Whitehall Palace.

Oh, there's the Millenium Eye as well!

Ah, let's relax in a deckchair!
Pass the Bollie, darling!

After a nice little snooze, we wandered back to the subway. We passed a marker for Princess Diana's memorial walk. What a perfect place to take a walk and remember her!

Back at Earl's Court, we bagged our bed. We got a bottom bunk again!!

Oh, and they have a pretty little internal courtyard too!!

For dinner, Andrea took me to a Chinese restaurant called Dragon's Palace on Earl's Court Road. We had sweet and sour King Prawns and egg fried rice. Andrea tried showing me how to use chopsticks, but ended up throwing the rice all over the table!!! I laughed so hard I fell over and wet myself squeaking!!!
(Ed's note: Beanie made me use a fork afterwards!!!)

We had lychee's for pudding. They were delicious!

Back at the hostel, I did a bit more writing of my New Novel. I made sure Traveler is in this one!

Ah, what a lovely day! Wake me in the morning, Jeeves....

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