10 Aug 2012

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1. On my way back from the English coast to Brussels, I stopped in London for the day.



On the bus taking me to the London Tower, I could see the special atmosphere of the Olympic London. Streets decorated and no private cars at all, only buses and taxis ! I wrote a post about London here.



I walked around the London Tower, and visited the Exposition of the Crown jewels. Unfortunately it was not allowed to take any pictures, anyway it was very dark inside there too. But seeing these jewels knocked me out of my shoes !



As a "professional" paparazzi, I still managed to take a picture at least of the various cases in which the jewels are carried for official ceremonies. The upper boxes are for the various crowns and to the right are the boxes for swords and other accessories ! First I zoomed from just standing outside, but as there was nobody I quickly stepped inside again to take the pictures.

Late afternoon I took the Eurostar train back to Brussels.

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My cats were happy to see me, so was I, and then I tried to get used again to my normal life and .... the household !

2. Fortunately there was not much to do, not even shopping, Mr. G. (and the cleaning Lady) had taken good care of the house.

3. I had to go out to buy some plants for the garden, as I had started a rock garden, but it was too heavy for me, so our "little" gardener will do it for me in the next days.

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Most of my time I spent with the photos I had taken during my holidays, to put them in the right folders and make some order in this mess.

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I started to call my friends to tell them that I am back and then I spent the whole afternoon at Nicole's sitting in the warm sunshine on her huge balcony and showed her my holiday pictures. Charly the dog wasn't very interested in my photos and preferred his green bone.

And I realized that I am really back home now, because instead of having an afternoon tea I had an afternoon coffee !

14 comments:

Jo said...

I love your collages, the one of your coastal holiday looks so sunny and blue! I just LOVE Nicole's balcony. Is this an enclosed and "upstairs" area. Charly looks very happy there too. Have a great weekend back home! Hugs Jo

Lea said...

What a wonderful time you had in England!
Have a great week-end!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

jabblog said...

Lovely! I laughed at your 'afternoon coffee' - Gillian and Paul are just back from France and have not drunk any tea, just coffee. 'When in Rome' and all that . . .

Faith said...

Oh i love all of your photos!! How awesome to be in London during the Olympics...we've been able to watch some of the excitement on TV and now of course visiting London is on my "bucket list" of things to do!! I hope you have a very restful weekend

Barbara H. said...

What a neat time to be in London! Sounds like you had a great holiday.

Maribeth said...

Welcome back home! I'm glad you had a chance to stop in London for a little sight seeing!

diane b said...

Welcome home to your cats and coffee. I love the photo of the white cliffs.

Brenda said...

I love London and would love to be there now, even with the crowds. But is always nice to be home!

Susanne said...

Fun looking at your pictures, Gattina! The shoreline looks gorgeous. I would love to visit London one day.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Beautiful pictures of London! Sounds like a great little trip. And you're wise to organize your pictures...I tend to let them sit and gather a bit of dust...

Have a great week ahead.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loved sharing your trip and your homecoming!

EastCoastLife said...

Welcome back home! Looking with envy at your cool pics! Awesome to be in London where the Olympics is held.

LOL at the 'professional' paparazzi.

Annette {This Simple Home} said...

What a journey! It sounds like it was good...and good to be home!

I enjoyed your photos.

Willow said...

It was the perfect time to pass through London during the Olympics. Isn't the Tower an amazing place?
Looking forward to seeing your new garden--whenever the 'gardener' brings the plants.