have you been to London?

not recently? must be me then ^_^

ok it was super special day time; for those of you not familiar with my special days please go here to find out more so here we have a super most special weekend because my oldest daughter reached 18 woot and woohoo for 18 birthdays and so a super special day was called for and we chose London and we had the most super excellent time,

the hotel coach and everything like meals was already paid for i had paid for it back in summer and all we had to do was save up some money it took us 8 and half hours to get there

due to some of the roads being closed and it did also teach me to next time actually check the details of the holiday i have booked because i had no idea it was all organised into trips and the hotel was quite far out etc so from the minute we boarded the coach they had a itinary for us to follow because of the roads being closed their plans for our first day were thwarted, to be honest though they would have been anyway; as soon as we got to hotel we had our evening meal and went to our room and i promptly feel asleep until the next day ^_^

the hotel was the brittania international on canary wharf and was four star but to be honest yes it looked grand but really its staff were rude unhelpful and often ignorant i found it very difficult to enjoy this holiday it did not cater for the disabled person yes it had lifts but no one to help me with my suitcase or to help with my room key which they managed to get all wrong, the food was awful i do not understand why they spent so much on decor then bought the cheapest food they could it tasted foul, and worse still they did not help me to get any food which after laying the whol;e meal out as a buffet was terrible i had my crutches at this point and could not carry anything and they did not offer to help, when i was forced to ask for help they just said the food, here you eat, seriously how was i supposed to carry it?

this place was lovely does the best hot choclate i ever tasted and very friendly staff

 the saturday morning the national holidays company who like i said ran our whole holiday were rather good though the driver of our coach was jolly and tried his best to cope with our crap road system ^_^ and seriously anyone who takes on driving a coach through London gets my respect, but also they had us organised the whole time doing stuff and they took us to convent garden and here we found the delightful little cafe shown above if you get chance pop in there  they do the nicest hot choclate ever.

covent garden was fabulous shopping heaven we loved the market it had loads of stalls with just gorgeous things on them and we didn’t manage to go anywhere else somehow the day whooshed by and before we knew it the coach had took us back to hotel because it was tea time !

Inside covent garden market the second one there was two ^_^

of the two markets i preferred the smaller jubilee market that was fab the bigger one shown above did not get my attention because the minute i stepped into it some woman was singing opera, and now i really can’t cope with any form of opera specially not live and in your face i left as soon as humanly possibly ^_^

a crimbo tree not quite as pretty as mine i have put up here at home but ya know its still a crimbo tree and you gotta love them ^_^

i spent what little money i had on the first market i believe but heck it wasn’t about me it was about my gorgeous daughter and she loved every minute ^_^

loved this guy

he was brilliant

loved this guy too ^_^

this guy was pretty good too, it did annoy me though that a lot of people did not get it they seemed to think these people just liked standing there all day when really what is supposed to happen is when you have taken the photo you give them money, i couldn’t resist actually letting a few people know this when it became obvious i was only one giving them money

i have an addiction to architecture but only old stuff thats good hate anything modern i liked this and didnt know what it was turned out to be the main masonic lodge ^_^

this was the glorious view from our hotel window great isn’t it

the sunday they took us on a little tour round London passed the houses of parliament

managed to get a shot of london eye

just near Hyde park

then on to park lane and oxford street

another architecture shot i swear i have albums full of bits of old buildings ^_^

and before we knew it we were back home again the whole thing had passed by in a blur of shopping and coach trips i would recommend national holidays but i would advise that you check when you pay what type of holiday you are getting, i was in a lot of pain from all the goings and trips and everything if you’re not disabled and young then this is for you we will go again but i will be booking a different hotel and one that is not quite so energetic ^_^ took me nearly a week to get back to normal but that is just the way with what i have, really i would have preferred more days but then London is always like that no matter how long you have its never enough and i used to live there ^_^

have a super day everyone xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15 responses

  1. fabulous nice memory.

  2. What a wonderful birthday she must have enjoyed. 🙂 I love London. 🙂

    1. hiya thank you for dropping by and yes she loved it so much it was her best holiday ever ^_^ thank you for leaving such a lovely comment have a great day xx

  3. What a wonderful present you gave your daughter. So glad you both enjoyed your trip (minus the hotel and food) 🙂

    1. thank you for dropping by ^_^ we loved all of it even the hotel and food hard to feel bad about anything with a holiday ^_^ but i always feel i have to warn others especially those who are disabled, important thing is daughter had a fabulous time and has wanted to go back from the moment we got home ^_^ thank you for your lovely comment have a great day xx

  4. Great post! Fun to go on tour with you.

    1. aww thank you naomi i find i have quite a talent for shopping as long as you dont mind getting distracted by the street performers ^_^ thank you for dropping in and thank you for your lovely comment have a super day xx

  5. Oh, London!! My home of past and always will be back there because my family resides there. The pictures of the human statues you’ve put up-I did this for my first 2 odd years in Berlin at the age of 19. Saw it in Barcelona and thought-“I can do that”! Many months later I was in Berlin and definitely not going back to London-not speaking a word of German and being young, naive and adventurous-this is what I did!! A story in itself. Maybe someday I’ll put it on my blog. Oh-I did it cos I didn’t want to do a dishwashing or other sh**** job….but years later I ended up working in the kitchen anyway 🙂

  6. WordsFallFromMyEyes | Reply

    This is just great. I love the photos. I can’t believe either, that people thought the tin guy just wanted to stand around all day! Good on you for pointing out the meaning!!

    Awwwww, I want a holiday….

    1. thank you ^_^ good to hear from you and yes it was was great all went by so quickly just like all the best holidays ^_^ saving up now for next one which is with my youngest daughter for her birthday excited already ^_^ hope you have a wonderful sunday xx

  7. Sounds like you had a great time, except for the terrible hotel people and food (I hope you gave the travel agency a ringing non-endorsement of their hotel choice). But that your daughter had a wonderful time, well, it helps overlook some of the bad stuff. And aren’t you just the best Mum to do that for your daughter considering your difficulties. I used to live in London many years ago, when I was 20, and worked in Lincoln’s Inn Fields in a solicitor’s office. It’s such a vibrant city. Will you be taking your youngest daughter to London, too, or is a different holiday in the offing?

    1. hiya thank you for dropping by ^_^ and yes london was fabulous^_^ as to my youngest oh crikey she wants to go to disney land paris so i have got a lot of saving up to do i best cross my fingers and hope that i actually sell some books ^_^ i don’t even own a passport yet they are so expensive ! however it is a dream of hers and she is six will be seven when we go to disneyland paris so perfect timing, she will be just the right age to enjoy it all and find it still magical ^_^ must admot i am excited myself ^_^ thank you for your lovely comment i love to hear a friendly voice and haven’t heard from you in a while i hope you are enjoying life and feeling well, have a lovely day xx

  8. Very nice. Love London. And, thanks so much for stopping by my site. 🙂

    1. london is fab ^_^ thank you for becoming my newest friend i hope you have a great day xx

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