Sunday, 23 December 2018

Meeting family in London and a visit to see Matilda

Imogen having her hair straightened with a very expensive straightener

Angels in Regent Street

Less impressive coloured balls in Oxford Street

The week before Christmas my niece from Australia arrived in London with her two small daughters.  They had a few days visiting all the usual tourist places and on Wednesday I travelled to London to meet them.   We arranged to meet under the clock at Waterloo, having told Karen she could not miss it.  I got a text when my train was drawing into the station that they had found the clock!   We decided on a visit to Hamleys.thefamous toy shop in London.  I had never been, so it was a new experience for me.  We found the shop and as there were two 'elves' enticing shoppers into the store, Karen took out Eddy the Australian Elf and took his picture with them.  Eddy is travelling the world with them and has his own Instagram page.   We all enjoyed Hamleys and agreed it must be a wonderful place to work playing with toys all day. Lunch in MacDonalds then off to the Cambridge theatre to see Matilda which we all enjoyed very much.   When we came out of the theatre they were all amazed at the Christmas lights - something they don't have where they live in Australia.  We made our way back to Waterloo Station.


Saturday, 8 December 2018

Visit to Denbies Vineyard, Dorking on a dull day in December

We popped over to Denbies near Dorking this morning to see a photographic exhibition and meet up with members of Cranleigh Camera Club.  The exhibition was excellent.  Before we went in I took a few snaps, although the weather was not really suitable.