London and Nottingham
22.06.2013 - 23.06.2013
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Back to a slightly slower pace today. I managed to get out for a run around Regents Park this morning despite the rain and cold. As usual it felt great once it was over...
We had to convince Marcus that it wasn't a good idea just to have a day at home and that there was actually a lot more to see while we were in London. It was another cold morning, we can't believe it is summer. First up we caught the tube to the London Eye. Despite the long line we were on within about half an hour and it was worth the wait, the view was magnificent and we were even treated to some blue sky during the ride. Seeing all the London icons with a birds eye view was great. Back on the tube and next stop was Harrods. We could not believe how packed it was. Chris lasted about 3 minutes before getting a panicked look in his eye so our visit was cut short after a trip around the Food Court. I swear I put on 5kg just looking around that place. The best part of London came up next - Penny and Sue met us at Covent Garden. About 15 years since we have seen Sue, probably 4 since I caught up with Penny in Sydney.
We sat in a cafe with a bottle of wine watching the world go by for a while, then a quick look around the markets and at the street performers. Debated whether we should leave Marcus there to make a living but decided to give him another few years with us. Walked back home, then to the local for dinner. Chris kindly took the kids home and the girls found a local cocktail bar, where I was treated to a flaming passion fruit cocktail, and some other strawberry delight with marshmallows on top. We had a great night, even if we were the 3 old chooks in the corner.
Sunday morning and it was time to say goodbye to our flat. On Penny's recommendation we visited the Museum of Natural History. It was amazing, unfortunately we didn't even have time to see half of it. We had to get back to get the train to Nottingham, where we will spend 2 nights.
We were really sad to leave London, and feel we blinked and it was over. We would have been happy to spend the whole holiday there and think we still wouldn't have scratched the surface. We will august have to come back and have another go...