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Sunday, 31 January 2016

A Day out in London

Yesterday we got up early (for a Saturday) and went up the road to catch a bus.

We found a new cable box near the station!!

He's funny!!

Here we are!  Brighton train station!

While we were waiting for a train, we was this plark on the floor!

Then it was time to get on the train!!!  We were hoping to meet up wiv Arnty Helena and Arnty Diane but they weren't able to come in the end.  Arnty Helena got gremlins in her head and Arnty Diane got a Bloody Migraine so they both stayed in bed.  (not the same bed)

It's pretty coming through the countryside.

Oh!  We're at Blackfriars Station!!!  I always like the view on this station!!

You can just about see Tower Bridge in the distance!!

We stayed on the train a few more stops and then got off here.....

At St Pancras Station in London!

First of all, we stopped off in the British Library Courtyard.....

And left a book to be found by somebody!!

Then we went inside and had a quick look round the Pop-up shop!

Then we went downstairs to use the facilities.  We left a weathergram on the door, too!

They had a printing press down there!!!

Then we headed off...... past this fella.....

To the bus stop to get the number 73 bus.

We didn't have to wait long either!!!  We tied a weathergram to the rail....

And then we got off here!!!!  I'm not surprised here - it was windy!!!

Hang on - this isn't the way to the Museum!  Where are we going???

Ah!  We had to go do a bit of shopping in a nearby Whittards shop, and then we came back again past this theatre!

THEN we went into our favourite art shop to spend some more money!!!

And then we stopped in here for lunch!  We were starving!!!

We started off with some olives and some cheesey dippy stuff with bread to go with it.  That was yummers!!

Then we had a Taboulleh salad - that was yummers too!!

And then we had the chicken shish with couscous that was yumtastic!!!!  We got two courses for £12.45 which is a good deal for central London.

Then we went into the British Museum.....

Where we'd got a ticket for the Celts: art and identity expedition.

First of all, we worked out which room the expedition was in - it's the other side of this bit with the stairs, in the left hand corner.  Okey dokey, that's easy.

First of all we went downstairs to use the facilities again, and left another book hanging on the door!!!

Well, that was a bit disappointing..... we'd had a timed ticket to get in the expedition for 2:50 p.m.  Gave us time to wander round a bit, but then at 2:45 we go to room 30, and were asked to wait for 5 minutes.  Fair enough.  Then at 2:50 we (and a bunch of other people with 2:50 tickets) get up to go in.  Lady at entrance says oh no, you have to wait five minutes please.  I said why?  Lady said well it's a very popular show, this is the last weekend, we have to be very strict about entry times.  I said I understand that but it's 2:50 now.  Why can't I go in??  Lady looked at her watch and then said well we're still waiting for some other 2:40 people to turn up.  Another lady behind me said (sarcastically) Oh we're not allowed in because other people are late!!!!  Then they let us in. 
Turns out that the expedition was ridiculously busy and you couldn't actually see most of the pieces (apart from the tops of the bigger pieces) without getting elbows in ribs, foot stomped on, and a few dirty looks and muttered cursings.  It didn't take long for me AND Andrea to get rather pissed off!!!  We gave up in the end and went to look at the expedition gift shop...... only to find they only had the very big and heavy expedition catalogues for £25 & over, and the top end priced jewellery/scarves.  No postcards, no greeting card, no DVDs nothing under a tenner.  We thought that because it was the last weekend, they hadn't bothered restocking the sold out stuff,.
We're a bit disappointed with the British Museum now.

Since it was getting on in the afternoon now, we decided to come home, so we went down to Tottenham Court Road ......

And found the bus stop for the number 73 bus

And we got off here at the British Library.

Then it was just a short walk down here.....

Back to St Pancras station.....

To get the train back to Brighton!!!

Here we are at Blackfriars Station again!!

And here we are back at Brighton Station!!!

And there's a bus waiting for us!!!  Excellent!

We tied another weathergram on the rail too!

We got off here, and had to nip into Tesco's first before we went home

This was pudding.
We got that at the British Museum
But you won't like it.  It's horrid.
It's mine.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

We got presents from Bob and Dilly!!!!!

 We got a Big Box delivered today and we didn't know who it was from.....

 There was a Big Red Box inside the brown paper......

 And a card from Arnty Helena saying sorry the Chrissmoss presont is so late.

 First of all, there were some rubber stamps for us all to play with!!  Huzzah!!

 Then there was lots of painted leaves!!!  Tango said they were speshul leaves to wipe your bum wiv after fertilizin the garden.  I said no they weren't because they were too pretty.

 Then we found the first present wrapped up in fabric!

 It was for everybody!!

 It was a JigSor puzzol!!!!  We love those!!!

 The next one had a funny badge on it!

 It was for Andrea

 It was a fancy sketchbook with a canvas cover that she can paint on!!!  Excellent!!!  She says she really likes it!

 The next present was for me and Tango!!!  Brill!

 It's CHOCOLATE!!!!  See?  The B one is mine and the T one is Tango's and no-one else is allowed to eat it!!

 The next present is for George and it's just from Dilly.

 George is very good at untying bows.

 He got chocolate as well!!  Chocolate love harts!!!!  We think Dilly fancies George......

The last present in the box was three badges..... a dragon for George, a Bear for Tango and a Mousey for me!!!  What a brilliant box of goodies!
Thanks Bob and Dilly AND Arnty Helena!!!