Saturday Night Sunday Morning In London

The Southbank is where we normally stay on our London trips – this time was no different. What differed was our choice of abode for the night. Having dabbled with the Premier Inn chain in the summer we decided to try out their place at County Hall. It was the price that initially tempted us – £128 for the…

Touring The Houses of Parliament

The Palace of Westminster, better known as the Houses of Parliament is possibly in my humble opinion, the greatest of London’s exceptional Victorian buildings. Many a time we have stood in Parliament Square listening to the chimes of Big Ben feeling overawed. Many a time I have imagined going inside and exploring this fine building but…

Blood Swept Lands And Seas of Red

Pictures of the poppies at the Tower of London have been sweeping the internet. Having been to the war graves and World War 1 battlefields in Belgium during the summer and then helping plant memorial snowdrops in Manchester, we couldn’t not see the poppies and this visual commemoration of the World War 1 centenary. A…