Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Either end of the spectrum

Thanks for all your birthday wishes and comments regarding my finger, normal service is now resumed and it's now fully functional!

As you know we went to London this weekend.  We stayed just over Westminster Bridge in a hotel we're familiar with.  Hubby had phoned ahead to say it was my birthday and un be known to us we were given an upgrade to a suite with a fantastic view of the London Eye and a slight view of Big Ben!!!  We couldn't believe it.  There was also a card with a bottle of wine waiting for us when we got in!  Copies of Vogue and Homes and Gardens were laid out along with lots of other goodies.

It was lovely to come back after 8 hours of walking and sit with a glass of wine watching the London Eye go round.

The boys were in their element as they got goodie bags with pretend money which they could exchange for treats at the hotel.

We did pack an awful lot in and walked for miles.  We did use the tube a few times but due to underground works and the Trooping of the Colour it was packed so tried to avoid it where possible.

Lots of sightseeing, free museums aquarium, a touch and feel walk round Liberty's was lovely and full of opulence.  I did spend some of my birthday money in there which I'll show you on another post.

The Queen was having an air display at 1pm on Saturday which we were fortunate enough to see in full glory - in fact, it was Toby's highlight of the weekend!

Once emerging from a tube station later in the afternoon, I thought I saw what was a naked body on a bicycle - turned to hubby to say.....only to find more and more naked bodies riding bikes.  This was full on stark naked - men, women, old and young all riding through the streets of London...........Some had protected their modesty but most were obviously very keen to let the wind whistle through!  There were even men on roller blades gliding through letting everything dangle..... 

I believe they were trying to raise awareness of how vulnerable cyclists feel when riding through London.  You wouldn't catch me doing it though!

People were lining the streets in amazement, but you'd be surprised how many people were taking photo's......I won't be gracing you with any as I didn't take 1 single one.

We did quickly dart into the National Gallery for culture of a different kind!

All in all a great weekend.

PS - Sorry my photo's are a bit random - I either forgot to take photo's or it was just too busy to click away.


The sewing room said...

Sounds like an amazing the whole family enjoyed.How nice of the hotel to upgrade you,as for the bike riders l hope the weathger was warm oh my word what l sight it must of been.

Hugs Pat.

Florence and Mary said...

Everyone seems to have caught the naked bike ride apart from me!!

Glad you had a wonderful trip,

Victoria xx

Bee happy said...

Wow, wonderful trip to London by the looks of the photos, did you sneak any shopping in I wonder?

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

marigold jam said...

Glad you had a good time - sounds wonderful. You didn't make it clear whether you meant we wouldn't catch you cycling or cycling naked in London!! Neither I suspect!! So glad your finger is OK now.

Dotty said...

Sounds like you had an amazing weekend. The view from your room is awesome!

Mimi and Tilly said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time, although coming out of the dark of the undergound to be regaled with nekkid people on bikes would have been a bit disturbing! Em x

harmony and rosie said...

Wow, that's customer service! Happy belated Birthday x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Hi Sarah, glad your finger is better and that you had a good trip to London. Yup, Liberty is a wonderful store isn't it?

Catherine said...

No photos of the bikers?!! LOL! Looks like a good weekend though! Cx

Scarlett said...

Glad you had a good time,the upgrade was great news! I caught the naked peeps in Brighton, I did take photos lol! Scarlett x

Pretty at Heart said...

Sounds like you had a lovely "spoilt" birthday! Are you sure that the air show wasn't for you?! lol!

Pomona said...

Glad you had a good weekend - I was obviously in the wrong bit of London last weekend!

Pomona x

sylviesgarden said...

I'm so glad that you had fun.
I was eating when I got down to the bit about rollerblsding snd mens bits. It very nearly put me off.

delia hornbook said...

Sounds like you had a great time ;-)) Someone else saw the bikers and showed a few photo's on there blog i can't remember who now but it did make me smile. Enjoy the rest of your week, dee x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Hi Sarah, me again. I've passed on an award to you, plse check out my latest post. xx

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hello! I'm new to your blog and I just love the name! I spend a lot of time in Maine, and they are world famous for their wild blueberries.

I've enjoyed reading your post about your weekend in London (Happy Belated Birthday). However, I thought it was hysterical reading about the naked cyclists! OMG, I can't imagine!

I've enjoyed my visit today, please stop by when you have a moment, I love company and new friends are always welcome.