A relaxing day in London.
This is the first time I can remember a whole day in London with not a single cloud in the sky. Quite warm, 24degC, and just a spectacular day.
Both up pretty early and went for a walk before returning to the apartment for breakfast. After breakfast had a coffee at Covent Garden, where I successfully spilt filling from an almond croissant all over my jeans and Jersey. Only yesterday was bragging about having travelled all the way here in a white tee shirt without a mark on it and then spent the day today looking like my clothes needed a real good clean.
Went for a long walk down to Green Park and across to the Mall where they were just about to start the Changing of the Guard so stopped and watched that.
Dad befriended the family beside us, so much so that the little boy (about 6, so Leyton might come up against him when they both represent their respective countries in the 2031 World Cup) gave us sweets.
Then walked up Constitution Hill to Wellington Arch and the New Zealand war memorial. Lovely to visit this on this trip. Already poppies have been laid around the WW1 part, see pictures.
We then wandered to the science museum and spent a fabulous couple of hours there.
Returned to the apartment via Covent Garden tube station where the queue for the lift was enormous so decided to take stairs, turns out there's 15 stories of stairs so if Bob didn't need a rest before he definitely did now!! Dad had a rest while I went out to get a SIM for his phone and coffee, managed to get the SIM but forgot the coffee. Really not functioning quite right yet!
Rod Claycomb who I am meeting here for a couple of meetings met us for a beer and dinner. Dad is in love with Guiness here and great to see him enjoying it so much.