Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Day in Greenwich

I've decided to try and blog about Mom & Mr. B's visit as we go along, rather than after they leave.  And so far so good, I'm actually keeping up.  
TE commented that the word count is suffering but I think I like doing it this way.

I'm writing this on Wednesday and 
scheduling it to post on Saturday while we are exploring Paris.

TE has been at work, so I've been playing tour guide.  I must say I'm pretty proud of myself.
I've managed to get us all over London with no major flubs.  We've been so busy!

On Monday, we relaxed most of the day and then headed over to the Britain at War Experience on Tooley Street.  It wasn't the most modern and professional of exhibits, but it was interesting.  It took about an hour to get through and they do have some interesting memorabilia.  We enjoyed it.  

Woman & Home is actually my favorite UK magazine.
I love it and look forward to every new issue.  

Up-cycling before Pinterest.

Mom and Mr. B with their first Pimm's Cup and London Pride at Hayes Gallery.  

Later that evening we went for a curry at the Bengal Clipper in Shad Thames.
I highly recommend it... terrific food!

On Tuesday, we walked over Tower Bridge and hopped on a Thames Clipper.  
 I've written about Greenwich before... here.  

We started at the newly refurbished Cutty Sark.  They've done a terrific job and it was very interesting to explore.  Not to mention, it's beautiful.  





After a lunch of Fish & Chips, we headed up the hill to the Royal Observatory of Greenwich.  The park was the site of the Olympic equestrian competitions and they were in the process of clearing everything out.  We had a bit of a walk around the park, but it was good exercise.  


We were there for a little over an hour.  It was very educational and interesting.
This is the site of the Prime Meridian and where time starts each day.
Greenwich time is the most precise measure of time that we have.

On our way through the park we met some friendly squirrels and passed a tree that was full of vibrant and loud green birds.
They looked like parrots?  They were a little out of place but fun to watch.  

As I write this, Mom & Mr. B have gone off to explore the Tower of London on their own.  This old lady needed some rest.  I can't keep up with those two!

I hope you are having a lovely weekend!!


As I was too lazy to lug around the camera bag, all of these pics were take with the iPhone.


  1. Reducing word count isn't always a bad thing! I certainly try to strike a balance in my posts these days. Not really with my Emm in London posts but certainly with my reviews. The more short and sweet those posts are, the more people read them!! I've also tried reducing the number of photos I take and the number of photos I post. I try not to post more than 10 photos a post. I think different things work for different blogs and people though. You just need to find things that work for you. I really like your style of writing and like how you weave the reader through your tales. I've never felt that your posts were too wordy but neither did I think your last ones were too short!

    I'm slightly disappointed in hearing about the Britain at war Experience as I've always wanted to go. :(

    I just love Greenwich, there is so much to do and I never fail to have a good time. I love your photos of the market and the Cutty Sark, especially all those ropes. I'll have to go visit soon.

  2. Emm, I love the suggestion of 10ish photos per post. I'm going to try to get closer to that number. Sometimes I have way to many pics!! Thanks for commenting so faithfully on my posts. I always love your sweet comments!!

  3. It's evident your talent for photography is there no matter what camera you use. You have such a good eye. I especially love the one with the ropes and those of the masts of the ship...beautiful!

  4. Thank you so much, Gay. Coming from you, I take that as a great compliment. I love what you do with your photographs! xoxo


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