6 Aug 2016

HOLIDAYS 2nd START

After having missed my train on Thursday because I had mixed up the arrival time with the departure time, I had to take the next day, Friday, and unfortunately missed Mary who was away this day.

So as I only had half a day before I took the train to Eastbourne, I took the opportunity to visit Buckingham Palace where a special exhibition of the Queen's dresses took place.

From the Eurostar terminal St. Pancras I took a bus to Victoria Station to leave my luggage there, before continuing my journey to Eastbourne. I love to take the Bus it's kind of sightseeing for me, in the tube I see nothing, just like a mole. And I am not in a hurry !


I stated that each year I come to London things have changed and more and more glass boxes are built ! Much to my sorrow !

After having dropped my luggage I tried to find my way through the construction side to the Buckingham palace. Rather difficult !!


As I had booked my entrance ticket at home and printed out, I had no difficulties at all to get into the exhibition. It was very well organised. I had lunch at Buckingham palace (how does that sound) although the Queen missed me !

Until it was time to get back to the station, I sat in the Buckingham park on different benches and enjoyed this beautiful place !

The train arrived in time and Doug picked me up. We had a lot to chat of course. That was my first day ! Tomorrow I am off for my tour to Scotland !

10 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. glad you got here - eventually! But enjoy Scotland and the Festival .. see you next week sometime .. cheers Hilary

Andrew said...

Lol. Most people would say I missed the queen. Sadly for the queen, she missed you. Ask for the very nice confectionary in Scotland called haggis.

Linens and Royals said...

Sigh! Buckingham Palace is my favourite place in the world and I wish I was there too. And now you can have lunch there?? I don't think that was possible when I visited.

Gracie said...

I've always dreamed about a tea with the Queen, but lunch!...you're so blessed....lol..

Betty said...

Oh no! Sorry about the mix up, but it sounds like it all worked out. I'm so envious of your travels. Lunch at Buckingham Palace...what a great experience even if the Queen did miss.

mamasmercantile said...

I am thrilled you are enjoying your little trip, hope it continues and that you enjoy Scotland. The tablet/fudge is beautiful up there.

Klara said...

marvelous, enjoy your trip!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I feel very sorry for the Queen -- she missed the most important visitor of the day! Wherever were her private secretaries that they allowed that to happen!

Loree said...

Enjoy Scotland. I can't wait to see your photos. Pity the Queen missed you. I am sure you would have had a giggle together.

diane b said...

I'm glad that you have got back on track and you could still get to the palace. Sounded like a good tour.