Friday, 19 August 2011

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace

Seeing London through the eyes of a small child is such fun.  While Tom and I wander around feeling nostalgic but happy to be back in London for a short while, Betty and Dolly give us that excuse to become real tourists.  And instead of getting excited about visiting old haunts (ie pubs, cafes, markets, parks etc) we find ourselves getting excited about merely getting on the tube, or spotting black taxis and double decker buses, or seeing big buildings and statues.

Betty was almost beside herself when she saw a poster of Kate Middleton in her wedding dress on the wall of a tube station.  'Look Mummy, it's the beautiful princess who got married on the telly!'

So this morning we are off to see the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, and if the queues aren't too long we may go on a tour of the palace itself where 'the dress' is on show.  I have secretly wanted to go inside the palace for years.

We are also going to go on a double decker bus, eat sushi, and go on the boating lake at Regents Park, and today, the sun is shining - London in the sunshine is just the best.

5 comments:

Nora said...

That sounds just great. It must be wonderful to be a tourist in London. I want to be one some day too.

Iota said...

Ooh, wonderful day for you.

Gives me an opportunity for a joke. Did you hear that Christopher Robin was ill? Yes. Sadly, he went down with Alice.

That's not very funny in print, is it? Maybe it's in the way I tell it. I'm guessing Tom might laugh though.

Elsie Button said...

Hi Nora, yes it's great having the excuse!

Elsie Button said...

Hi iota, i think tom is the only person on the planet who has never heard the poem!

Iota said...

Tom! You disappoint me.