I enjoyed today, despite being a little tired from the night before! The eating was dreadful at times. In Monmouth they have these huge wooden bowls full of pastries which don’t usually tempt me but they did today.
To go with my morning coffee I had an almond croissant. It was very enjoyable.
I did more walking than usual today which was good. I had to go to a meeting in an office on Gresham Street and enjoyed walking there with 2 colleagues.
I enjoy being in the square mile. I have worked here for so many years and always enjoy strolling around these streets which were once so familiar as I walked along them every day.
Here’s the Bank of England.
This statue opposite the Bank s of James Greathead who was the engineer who invented the shield which made it possible to do the deep drilling required to create the Underground tunnels.
I used to work a few doors up from Leadenhall Market which I used to visit every day for lunch.
Then you will never guess what happened – I saw the Queen! Quite by chance. She was at a function in Fishmonger’s Hall on London Bridge. I was walking back over the bridge to return to my usual office and there was a large crowd outside the building. I walked past the crowd but was then stopped by a policewoman. I was rather irritated as I had to get back for a meeting. I was told to either wait for literally 2 minutes or cross the bridge and walk over the other side. I asked why and was told the Queen was leaving the Hall. Then there she was! Looking lovely in green.
I felt rather guilty for standing completely at the front when other people had waited for a while. Just lucky today I guess 🙂
This one’s fuzzy but shows how close I was.
There she is getting in to her car. Farewell your Majesty.
By the time I got back to my office it was 3 pm so I had a very late lunch of cauliflower cheese soup from Pret which was delicious. Eaten with a roll and then a chocolate Brownie.
At home I made a simple supper.
Halloumi with tomatoes and avocado, drizzled with olive oil and some ground pepper.
So not the best day for eating but lots of walking and an enjoyable day with a little unexpected excitement of seeing the Queen.