Sunday, 5 October 2008
Greater London, - an understatement - Part 2
At this stage our gracious host informed Madame that the distance to be covered was about 5 miles. "Crikey", she thought, quite loudly to herself and to most of Greater London.
(The other day, Dive re-calibrated his reckonings and stated that it was actually seven miles. He's really a master of everything, especially his timing. )
After some spectacular storming of London's splendid sights and photographing Madame at the Ritz, we put on some speed in the direction of the 300 years old Fortnum and Mason department store in Piccadilly and it's magnificent food hall where loose-leaf tea was requested, a gift for her Godmother in Paris.
Knowing how British tour guides can work up hunger, we reminded Dive that it was becoming close to Sushi time whereupon we were lead to Dive's favourite shop. I hope he will comment and remind me of the name and the street, and the wonderful park where we ate our delicious sushi.
With thoughts of Dive's immense fondness of the Royal Family and it's lifestyle ! we headed on to the P.H, or Buckingham Palace and were thrilled to make a photographic record of his pleasure at being so close to his Sovereign.
He showed us St. James Park, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben before arriving at South Bank.
And this is where the next excitement began.......