Sunday, 1 November 2009


It was both Michael's and my dad's birthday yesterday, very nice but hectic.

Today, we decided to have a day out, just to wander and relax. Michael fancied going up into london and we headed off to the Docklands Musuem. We found that to be very interesting, finding out about the history of the River Thames from the Roman times through to the current developements. We saw filmed footage of the London Blitz which even though I have seen similar lots of times, I still find very moving. My grandfather served with the West Ham fire brigade at this time and I can only imagine that it must have been a terribly difficult time for him and his family.
From there we meandred slowly alongside the docks towards Island Park and then through the foot tunnel under the Thames to Grenwich.

As it was such a nice day we decided to jump on a Thames Clipper and head back up the river towards Waterloo. Surprised at just how well our feet were feeling we then walked to Regents Street where we spent some time in Hamley's playing with all the toys, well that's what you have to do when you're buying for the grandchildren. You have to check for suitability!
We had a brief whirl around Selfridges and then headed back to Docklands where we met up with my cousin and her husband for a very pleasant meal in the Lotus Floating Chinese restaurant.
By the time I remembered to take a photo of our banquet it was too late. We'd eaten it all!

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