And a good evening to you from across the Pond after a GREAT afternoon in the Mother Country. So after we left you (just a scant 10 hours ago), JT and I headed down to Oxford Circus, where we caught the Victoria Line (actually operating a good service on the weekend, for a change!) to Victoria. There we picked up a Beef & Stilton pasty and an Upper Crust baguette (Brie, tomato, and basil) before talking a stroll down memory lane through Westminster.
We walked along Horseferry and Marsham road, where I am happy to report that the Barley Mow is alive and well (even if not too busy on a Sunday). We then hit Millbank and turned for Westminster, where, at just after 3 PM, we picked up Deano for another GREAT day in the Smoke.
We strolled along the Thames, walking over the Lambeth bridge before doubling back to Westminster. Along the route, we got some GREAT shots. Honestly, I LOVE it when people come to visit, as it's such a great excuse to head down to Parliament and Big Ben and remember how beautiful this city is and how much amazing architecture is spread out before you. Dommie - you'll be happy to know that we didn't take "too many" photos.
After circling Parliament, we rolled up to Trafalgar Square, where we spent some time in a Waterstone's (the UK version of Barnes & Noble's) before wandering up toward Piccadilly. As it was raining, we popped into a couple of shops for Dean to look at some "seriously high quality" souvenirs (Dommie - no comment - but I fear some additional clutter is destined for New South Wales) before stopping in at the Glassblower (That's right, Tavares clan - it's the same spot where we first stopped off in Piccadilly Circus) for a few pints (they had Timmy!).
Dinner was La Tasca, where we had the same waitress (from Barcelona) that served me, Jenny, and VA when she visited back in November. It was SUCH a good meal (mushroom croquettes to DIE for), and we had a blast. Best of all, muffin puffin had the foresight to print off a 50% off coupon, so we were IN THE MONEY, baby!!! Oh, Yeah!
Tomorrow's back to work, and so JT and I are sacking out early vs. catching any of the SuperBowl. We are a house divided, but since I'm the one writing at the moment, let me just say once again....GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COLTS!!!!
Okay, that's all the news that's fit to print. Chat tomorrow!
Sam and Jenny