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Published: January 3rd 2013
While Greg had been to London a few times since his first visit in 1979, Catherine had not been outside Heathrow since 1981. But the most wonderful change was seeing Elise, and seeing London through her eyes. We were in London a total of three times and this chapter is a merge of those times.
Elise walked out of the lift at her office block in St Martins Courtyard, Leicester Square and Catherine was there. The screams filled the lobby. The anticipation had built with Elise posting on facebook ‘In 12 hours my mum will arrive and I will tackle her with more love than she’ll know what to do with. A year without parents is far too long’ (52 likes).
After a lengthy breakfast near Elise’s work, Elise had to work for the rest of the 21 December. Catherine headed to Elise’s share house at Liverpool Road Islington. Then to wander the streets of the City of London, particularly around St Pauls and the northern bank of the Thames. Travelling was made so much easier using my ‘octopus’ card – aka oyster card. In fact a trend setting innovation with Elise and her friends now planning
to jump on the ‘squid’ to move around town.
The Christmas decorations were up in all the streets, with lots of dark at this time of year to enjoy them. Elise and Catherine went to Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park, full of stalls of venison sausages, ales, roasted chestnuts and other Pomland delights.
We next visited London after Greg met us in Oxford for Christmas, following the girls weekend in York.
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