Due to being extremely busy, I was not going to post a blog yesterday or even take any photos. After working all day I had a date at the theatre with my husband and when I looked up the location of the theatre, I saw it was near Buckingham Palace (ish) so I got there early and walked down to see the easel. Yes I did. I walked though London, in extreme heat and humidity, carrying my lap top and work files on my back, to see an easel. I looked like a snail and walked along at about snail’s pace.
I have never noticed before that Admiralty Arch curves towards you from both sides. Here it is from The Mall. This is from the other side! I always assumed it curved towards you from one side and away from you the other. It is going to be opened as an Armani Hotel in 2015, apparently. Walking down The Mall. Looking up The Mall towards Trafalgar Square, from the Victoria Memorial.Buckingham Palace from Victoria Memorial.
The gates in to Buckingham Palace. Crowds looking at Buckingham Palace from the beautiful Victoria Memorial. The Queen’s guards at Buckingham Palace. I do not envy them those woollen uniforms! The easel announcing the birth of the 3rd in line to the throne. There was a lovely festive and sociable atmosphere around the Palace last night and I was very glad I had gone to see it and to briefly, be a part of it.
I was so hot I would have loved to actually just jump in to this water at the base of the Victoria Memorial The world’s media are lined up opposite the Palace so when the presenter does his/her piece to camera, they have the palace in the background. I enjoyed my stroll down The Mall and back again and once again marvelled at how lucky I am to be working in one of the greatest cities in the world. The theatre was hot too so no respite for me but it was very enjoyable. I really like John Simm and it was good to see him on the stage. Some of the audience sat behind the stage! I have not seen that before.
When we came out of the theatre, I noticed the fountains in Trafalgar Square were blue to celebrate the birth of the new Prince.
We are having such lovely warm evenings we are sitting outside until rather late. It is wonderful and fresh outside compared to inside which is rather warm by the evening.
I worked from home today – so happy to miss 3 hours of commuting
A pink grapefruit was the star of the breakfast show. I made a smoothie with chia seeds, natural yogurt and Maca powder. Sadly it tasted quite horrid (sour and unpleasant) but I consumed it anyway as I hate wasting food and at least it was nutritious. But I did not enjoy the experience so it wasn’t long before I had a Gala apple and some Stilton. Followed by a Pink Lady and some more Stilton. A light lunch with some lettuce, peas, nasturtiums and radishes from the garden, with cherry tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, cucumber, pine nuts, humous and anchovies. A bowl of varied yumminess. It was hot so I snacked on a Fruit Pastille ice lolly. Then some nuts, seeds and I added raisins. I was in a really picky mood this afternoon. Harvey requested Tacos for tea but I couldn’t find any so we had Nachos instead. I only had a few and I used the lettuce instead to wrap up the spicy minced beef. Very tasty and another meal enjoyed outside.
So, a very exciting 2 days of Royal baby news. I wish HRH Prince George of Cambridge and his parents long, healthy and happy lives and hope the media will now leave them in peace to enjoy getting to know each other. Privately.