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Barons Court

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  • Day12

    Arrived in London

    September 10 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Well here we are in London, and it’s Tuesday afternoon. Yesterday was a travel day, but we started out with a slightly more substantial breakfast as we knew we wouldn’t be fed on the plane till late in the afternoon. We had seen a place in the market each day which always had a long queue which we didn’t want to wait in, but they obviously did something good. So on Monday morning it was much quieter so we indulged - it’s called the eggslut!! And they do scrambled eggs, and other eggs and put them in a brioche roll....yum! Will show in photo. Then once we had to check out from the hotel, we hung round a bit in the lobby, but made our way leisurely to the airport as no time to do anything else.

    And it is nice to be early at LAX as the international terminal is always rather chaotic, especially yesterday with flights to Japan cancelled because of typhoons, British airways striking....anyway, we made it through with the very efficient Air New Zealand people and had an excellent flight, even nice food! AND such an easy entry into the UK - just put your passport in a machine and through you go - no forms, no people to question you! That is only for the good countries - people from EU countries, USA, Canada, Oz, NZ etc....but so good for us.

    So we went to the underground station, topped up our Oyster cards and made our way to our hotel near Earls Court station. This time it is an Ibis, but in an old Victorian building and again charming, not the typical rather soulless Ibis!

    We have had a walk, quite a long one, to Knightsbridge as far as Harrods, and then back via the Royal Albert Hall to pick up tickets for tomorrow’s concert. A short relax now and then a fairly early Indian meal, and off to bed, and hope we will slide easily into this time zone, because we remain at this time for the rest of our holiday - or an hour ahead in Norway, but an hour doesn’t count. All good.
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  • Day8

    St Andrew's

    March 9 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Heute war ein anstrengender Tag und das schreib ich geduscht im Bett mit laufendem Fernseher bevor es neun Uhr ist! Das heißt es war echt anstrengend!
    Angefangen hat der Tag in Fulham bei St Andrew‘s da haben wir einen Abendmahlsgottesdienst gefeiert. Da hab ich leider feststellen müssen, dass ich auch mit geschlossenen Augen weinen kann. Ich war sehr gerührt und hab mich aber auch sehr hilflos gefühlt, weil ich nichts tun kann. Alle waren sehr nett und ich hab mich sehr gut aufgehoben gefühlt.
    Wir sind dann noch durch das Dörflein gelaufen bevor wir etwas zu essen gefunden haben. Das war lecker und ich hatte mich dann auch so weit eigentlich wieder beruhigt.
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  • Day6

    St Mellitus College

    March 7 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌬 9 °C

    Mein Körper macht gerne mal spannende Sachen, so wie früh aufwachen, auch wenn man mal einmal ausschlafen könnte... Heute hieß früh 7 Uhr, aber wenn man bedenkt, dass es erst um 10:30 Uhr los ging, ist das schon ganz schön beachtlich! Die Zeit vor und nach dem Frühstück hab ich dann für Vokabeln genutzt.
    Als es dann losging, sind wir mit der Gruppe durch de Hyde Park gelaufen nach Kensington zu dem St Mellitus‘ College. Das ist eine Schule für anglikanische Priester. Durch Google hab ich inzwischen auch rausgefunden, dass der St Mellitus nach seinem Tod heiliggesprochen wurde, weil er vorgeblich eine Kathedrale und Menschen vor dem Feuer bewahrt hat.
    In der Kirche befindet sich jetzt also unter der Woche eine Schule/‚Uni‘ und unten im Keller sind sogar Hörsäle. Ein netter Mensch hat sich Zeit für uns genommen und uns viel erklärt und Fragen beantwortet.
    Ein netter Start in den Tag.
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  • Day2

    Premier Inn Kensington (Olympia)

    April 26 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    A hearty and very tasty breakfast to face the trudge ahead. Beautiful night’s sleep in a very comfortable and large bed. Despite being in a very busy area, the hotel is so well insulated noise-wise that the night was beautifully quiet.

  • Day2

    First Views of London

    August 20, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    We arrived in London some three hours late, not landing until about 10:30 am. Then we had to go through customs and passport control. We were obviously not going to meet our appointment to tour Kensington Palace. We initially did not see the representative from British Cars, but after just a few minutes he showed up and took us from Heathrow Airport to the Kensington Olympia Hilton Hotel. Although our room was not ready, we were allowed to check in and to store our luggage with the concierge. He advised that the fastest way to the Globe Theater was by taxi. We caught one in front of the hotel, but the traffic, according to his own admission was worse than usual. He attributes the problems to the current mayor's efforts to turn every major highway into a bicycle path. We passed Buckingham Palace, as well as the site of the Blackfriars abbey on our way, arriving at the Globe shortly after 1 pm. We bought a sandwich, which we split, and a small salad. As You Like It was hilariously funny. We decided because of Glenda's arthritic hip, not to walk up to Trafalgar Square, but to take a cab back to the Hotel. Besides, it had started to rain lightly, and all of our rain gear was still packed up and locked in the offices of the concierge. When we got back to the hotel our room was ready, and we again enlisted the services of the concierge to reserve tickets for a tour of Buckingham Palace on Saturday. Instead of dining in the expensive restaurant at the hotel, we walked back down toward Hyde Park and found a wonderful, inexpensive Thai restaurant called the Blue Lagoon. After our meal we just went strolling back down toward the memorial for Prince Albert, and we decided to stop into a little shop owned by a young Egyptian from Alexandria to buy bottled water. I had a short conversation with him, then we continued our walk. Almost back to our hotel, even though she was holding my arm, Glenda's hip seized up on he and she dropped like a rock onto the sidewalk. Bystanders stopped to assist. They were very kind and concerned. She was all right except for skinned knees and elbows. We came back tot the hotel and settled in for the night. At this point we have been awake for over thirty-six hours. Sleep will come easily tonight.Read more

  • Day3

    A Day on the Town

    August 21, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 73 °F

    We mastered the bus system in London to arrive at St. Paul's Cathedral and took an excellent tour of that wonderful building given by a guide who obviously loved the place. The tombs of Wellington, Nelson, John Donne, and Wrenn are there. I feel as though I am in the place that actually formed the world in which my parents and I lived our lives. We saw Churchill's underground bunker, the home of Baden-Powell, the site of Blackfriars. On the way back to the hotel, I took a seat in the front of the top level of the double-decker bus, and got some acceptable shots of London street scenes. Note that the shot taken at 1:05 pm is a picture of the Admiralty Arch just west of Trafalgar Square. The bus brought us back to the hotel precisely in time to start the C. I. E. Panoramic bus tour of London. We stopped on the South end of the Tower bridge for photos. Since we had already visited the Globe Theater and St. Paul's, we were starting to feel as though we know our way around. At 6:00 pm we will go downstairs for a complimentary drink before dinner. I think the main purpose of this gathering is to let our guide David learn our names and to give us some common information for the rest of the tour. At 8:25 pm we just returned to the room from a supper of shepherd's pie, cod, and chicken. We met some of our fellow travelers and received further information from David. It will be good to get to bed early tonight.Read more

  • Day4

    London in Depth

    August 22, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 79 °F

    Much of the morning was spent visiting the Tower of London with new friends we met on the trip. In the afternoon we took a boat ride from the Tower to Westminster. On the Westminster Close we grabbed a hotdog from a street vendor, then started the walk to Buckingham Palace for our appointment there. We had planned to take the Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus back to our hotel on Kensington High Street, but found that they stopped running at 5:30 pm. We tried to catch the No. 9 city bus, but found that the buses do not accept cash, only Oyster Cards. A kind bus driver saw our plight and let us have a ride back to the hotel.Read more

  • Day62

    Matilda and British museum

    August 16, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Today we went to the British Museum and saw Matilda the musical. We walked to the British museum and I recorded some notes and some photos while I was there. Firstly, (photo below) is a decorated limestone sxarphagus and is a coffin. It said that a boy aged 11-12 years died and put him in there.
    Secondly, the jar in the middle was used to make oil flash and was a perfume pot, made in 1857.
    Lastly, there was a iron tyre that was made in 300-200BC and the next picture is the wheel of the carriage.
    That was all I 📝 recorded down, but I also have another one. The Rosetta Stone had things written in 3languages. 1greek, 1hierogryphs, and the other one was the demotic script. I am happy that I learned that. :)
    I had raw salmon and rice and was deeeelicious!
    I didn't know if I would like Matilda, but I actually did. Everyone did. I got a Matilda Tshirt from Nanny and Grandads money,( thank you!!) Matilda was being played by Lilian Hardy, Miss trunchbull was being played by a man! and my favourite character was the mischievous 😏 🙏🙏(rubbing hands) boy called Bruce I think because he was funny. Very funny. Hahaha! But I realised it was very different from the book because in the book when I read it, it didn't have the part of Matilda's story, or Miss Honey was the actual child of Matilda's story and that Miss Trunchbull was related to her, so that was new to me! Matilda was fun and next I want to watch school of rock!
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  • Day1

    Earls Court - Umsteigen und Lunch

    June 11, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Mit der Underground geht es leider nicht direkt bis ans Ziel, also mussten wir bei der Haltestelle Earls Court umsteigen von der Piccadilly Line in die District Line. Da wir leider außer dem Frühstück noch nichts gegessen hatten, haben wir die Gelegenheit genutzt und was kleines zum Essen geholt. Da wir noch mit Koffern bepackt waren sind wir einfach kurz in den McDonald gesprungen. Andere Auswahl als daheim. Sehr leckerer Veggie Burger aber keine Mayonnaise! Drama für Nadine. Die Straße direkt am Earls Court hat beim ersten Blick die Schönheiten der Straßen in London gezeigt.Read more

  • Day2

    Earls Court

    October 2, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    We're staying in Earls court.... Seems really nice

    We have spotted more ferraris, lambos etc here in 2 hours than we did in a week in Dubai.

    We also found the tardis... Still looking for the doctor..

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