Thursday, 19 November 2015

A trip to London...

It was Louie's birthday last week he was 55yrs old, we met when he was 18!
He is not a man who needs much, so when I asked him what would he like he just gave me a blank look, that helps then.
We did not have a holiday this year not as much as a day at the seaside, so I thought perhaps a day out together, I asked him if he would like to go to London for the day, I have to give him plenty of notice as his work load is very busy, I got the ok and started to plan our trip. Now this was agreed before the awful events happened in Paris, my heart sunk for these innocent young people.
Over the weekend we made the decision to carry on with our planned day out, this is our day in pictures...
We arrive at Kings Cross Station, the weather was a little damp and misty,
We did not use the underground tubes, we travelled by taxi as I wanted Louie to see the sights, we went past St. Pauls cathedral which always reminds me of the iconic photo of London burning in the blitz all around the Cathedral which surprisingly came out undamaged.
We arrive at Borough Market and my plan is to take Louie to a restaurant for lunch and visit a museum,
There was this Muriel on the wall of the market traders back in the day, he blends in well don't you think! :)
The food stalls were amazing, I found the oyster bar, the guy told me they were from the coast of Ireland, my mouth is watering thinking about them,
 
 
Then we came across the paella, Louie fell to pieces as this is his favourite dish when we go on holiday.
You can guess what we had for lunch
 
So much for the posh restaurant I had in mind, but it was his day!
We bought some lovely cheese, ham, bread and French smoked sausages for us and our son in laws.
We then took a short walk to the museum but I am going to leave this for another post as I am running out of space.
I will leave you with a picture of the Shard, London's tallest building.