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Pictorial adventures in London part 4

I came downstairs for breakfast amongst considerable activity. I noticed that there were many young ladies of a slim build and they looked very athletic types. Little did I know that there was going to be a preparation and final selection for the Paris Olympics with respect to the 10,000 meter runs. This was to take place at Parliament Hill with the best  athletes from the country competing. The...

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Pictorial adventures in London part 3

A free day. I decided to take the bus number one which goes from Hampstead Heath to Canada Water. I have never been there before but I know it has something to do with the docks. I took advantage of my Freedom Pass to get my free ride. The London readers in the bus cab do not recognize the Freedom Pass, you just wave it and get on the bus.  The driver scarcely looks up. The No 1 bus passing the...

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Pictorial adventures in London part 2

.. At large in North London.  I visited Whittington Hospital and saw a rather strange sculpture in the forecourt. Not sure what the plastic domes are about. Is it for people who smoke or is it a residue from the covid times when everyone thought they had to keep distant from others Decided not to enter Highgate Cemetery which has been privatised and which will cost you 10 quid to get in. I don't...

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Pictorial adventures in London part 1

Once more I am drawn to London this time to celebrate someone's birthday, that someone being the oldest friend I have going back to 1966. Once again I went the cheapo way via Megabus from Bristol for the princely sum of £2.99  on the outward journey and £3.99 on the return journey. My friend kindly put me up at the Premier Inn in Hampstead about which I have written many times. This trip I don't...

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Day 7 – our return from London

And so after and all too brief sojourn in London we return. I always leave home base much earlier than I need to so we left our place in Selsdon which is somewhat south of East Croydon over two hours before the train's scheduled departure. I take the view that if you leave earlier then you need to, if anything goes wrong along the way it normally rights itself after a period of time so there's...

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Day 3 – Doing nothing in London (in theory)

So we decided to basically do nothing and just be with my sister Philippa for most of the day. On Sunday morning she gets picked up and taken to church so meanwhile we decided to go to Croydon to do shopping at Primark. On the way to Primark there was a street market which was getting into gear and we bought two Portuguese specialty pastries for two pounds each which are small but delicious....

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