A trip to London
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Anihaka and I met on Tuesday for lunch and a walk. We have met up before and have done something different each time. With snow all around it wasn't a day for sitting around so we put our best foot forward and kept going.
We crossed some lovely parkland in London, it's such a city of contrasts with traffic thundering around the streets right next to the parks.
A wonderful bird is the pelican, it's beak can hold more than it's belly can.
Brussel sprouts growing in the park keeper's garden
young horses being taken for a walk beside the more experienced ones
the memorial to Animals in war service (Ani trying to hide)
A pretty cygnet, it started an interesting discussion about it's gender and how you would find out!
as the light was fading this bare tree looked wonderful.
We walked back to the station and caught our trains home. I checked my fitbit and we had done over 16000 steps (about 8 miles). By the time I got home I got my 20000 steps for the day. I love my fitbit!
There always has to be a minor flaw in any lovely day. I had let my husband know what train I was on and half expected him to be at the station. There was no sign of him (the train was a bit early) so I set off home. We were walking on opposite sides of the road and missed each other! I hadn't taken my house keys and he wasn't in when I got home. The neighbour with our keys wasn't in either but luckily there is a guest house on the corner and they let me in (as I needed the loo!) Rog hadn't taken his mobile, I had tried calling him but when I sent the text telling him where I was I asked if I should book a room but he was home and so we met up and got the kettle on. All's well that ends well!
Ani has ordered her fitbit, we'll be comparing numbers very soon. If you are a London and South East Sparker we'll let you know when we'll be meeting again.