Thursday started very early for me and I was sitting at my desk in London before 7am. I was treated with this lovely view of the early morning sun from my office window.
I have not seen enough of my children lately. Work is taking up too much of my time and energy so my children came up to see me . Lara agreed that Monmouth coffee is the best there is.
We had a Raclette for lunch in the market, followed by an ice-cream.
I had a 2 hour pass for lunch so we went in the the Clink. I have wandered past here nearly every day for 6 months and this was my first trip inside. It was small and rather cheesy but interesting and we all enjoyed it.
Lara and Harvey spent the afternoon pottering around and visiting the London Dungeon which they raved about. They met me after work – it was lovely to walk out of the lift and there they were.
We went to Hay’s Galleria which is near London Bridge.
We got lucky and found a table beside the river. The early evening sun was beautiful on HMS Belfast.
After a drink we walked towards Tower Bridge which now has the Paralympic logo instead of the Olympic rings. This Capital city of ours really is so stunning!
I have not ben to an art exhibition for at least a year but I have now been to 3 photographic exhibitions in 6 days! Love it.
This one was by Tom Stoddart and was just set up outside the Mayor of London’s office. Quite harrowing images which certainly made us think.
We were heading to the Bengal Clipper, an Indian restaurant, which is on Shad Thames.
This is another of my favourite parts of London. I love the old dock history and the tall warehouses and cobbled streets.
The Bengal Clipper may not have served the best curry ever but it was good. The location was fabulous and the interior of the restaurant was very comfortable and we enjoyed the pianist tinkling the ivories during dinner. I had a spicy fish tikka to start with, followed by a chicken curry, sag panner, dal makhani, Bombay poatoes and onion bahji. Yummy.
The stroll back along the river side was as lovely as the stroll there. This is such a gorgeous part of London and the walk here from London Bridge is superb. There are several excellent restaurants there, including Pont de la Tour and Cantina. Look how stunning Tower Bridge is at night.
The walk back to the station takes you past some lovely sights.
London bridge has been given a colourful night make over.
Is it red, white and blue for the Olympics?
This mama went to bed happy. She may not make it home often enough to see her children as much as she wants to, so it was great to have her children come to her.