Published: May 20th 2009May 20th 2009
Used the London Bus System this morning, I prefer it. I feel like I am in control , I can sit with the map on my knee and follow where the driver of the big bendy bus is taking us, Secondly it is not hot and smelly like the underground, there were loads of seats and it left from our front gate and took us all the way to our destination the Nationla Gallery.
National Gallery, number 2 on Trip Advisor after the Big Fat Tires and I agree.
Billions of dollars of amazing works of art and all the world can just troop in and gawp. Fantastic. I could have stayed all day. I particularly enjoyed freeloading on the guided tours for school kids. Some of the people explaining the art to the little Londoners were gifted in the way they were able to make the painting come alive and for a peasant like me their talks were pitched at just the right level about 7.5.
A tasty lunch at the seemingly healthy Pret chain -my chicken and mushroom soup couldn't be faulted and then a wee walk to Covent Gardens,
The street performers always delight and the big black dude was failing to gather a crowd with his diablo skills, so he invited James over to learn how to throw and catch a diablo, which was a bonus.
We succumbed to the Kind cartoonist and James now has another portrait to add to the one done by the Bro Town cartoonist, we also paid £5 for the pack of trick cards, so James can continue to amaze us with his magic tricks.
Another walk to Charing Cross and a quick trip to Regent Park to play on the playground that James spotted the other day after the zoo trip.
I needed the sit down, and wished I had brought my book and James played with the locals. We then ambled home through Camden. Home very footsore and letting the rest of the household set off for their weekly AFL league while I sit, put my feet up and have a drink and read a book all on my own.
Tomorrow nwill be spent finalising arrangements for Paris which we leave for early on Friday morning.