Wednesday, 25 July 2012

A River Runs Through It

This morning we ticked off one item from our Summer Manifesto 2012 list ~ a river cruise.  I chose Westminster to Tower Bridge, knowing that The Brainy One wouldn't mind which bit of the river we were on and that The Boy Child would be excited regardless.
 Boarding at Westminster Pier
 London Eye
 Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge
 Shakespeare's Globe
 Tower Bridge and Olympic Rings
 Monument {to the Great Fire of London, 1666}
 The Shard ~ Europe's tallest building
 Millennium Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral
 Cleopatra's Needle, Embankment ~ London's oldest monument
Palace of Westminster and Big Ben
Things I/we learnt today:
  1. You can currently no longer walk from A to B without going via Z
  2. London is Games ready
  3. Games volunteers should smile and look happy.  Being hot is not an excuse
  4. There are squaddies (Army personnel) everywhere
  5. They look too young to be away from their mums
  6. I can never have too much food in a picnic if I am feeding The Brainy One and The Boy Child 
  7. Strangers on the Tube chat to you about their son who has the same Christian name as The Boy Child and show you his photo on their iPad.
  8. Ice cream in Green Park is just what the doctor ordered
And The Boy Child's verdict?  
"It was amazing".  

9 comments:

Mel said...

Looks like fun - we are in London this weekend for the Olympics will have to look out for some cheerful volunteers!

Rhona said...

More great photos and I enjoyed (and agreed with most of) your observations :) xx

Karen said...

What an amazing day you had and I agree with you about never having too much food in a picnic.

Alison said...

Lovely photos Ruth..and what a gorgeous day you got for your river excursion!
Alison xx

Amy said...

I can only imagine the chaos the Olympics are causing. Hopefully the volunteers will adjust their attitudes - they made the games for us in Sydney!

Sian said...

"Amazing"? You can't say better than that! You have reminded me of the famous day it was so hot we had two icecreams in one afternoon at the Diana Playground

Bronya said...

i love that boat trip, seeing the best of london icons from the water ... those rings look fantastic!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Looks like a great day adventure. I love river cruises

Missus Wookie said...

Lovely day for a river cruise too - glad the whole day was amazing. :)