Once again I'm joining in with Amy's Five on Friday - please do visit her
blog 'Love Made My Home' if you haven't yet, but I think lots of us know
Amy and her blog already!
So my Five on Friday is all about last Friday - the best day of the Easter weekend for us
in terms of the weather forecast. Planning ahead I decided that Good Friday was the day
for our planned day trip. It was a one-day break from revision for the young people from
AS levels and University exams.
At 7.44 am we boarded a deserted train to London. Once in London we headed for the
Docklands Light Railway to make our way to Greenwich Park and more specifically to
the Royal Observatory.
And here we are on the Meridian Line. Arriving at a relatively early hour it was still fairly
quiet but there were still plenty of shadows. We then visited the Planetarium for a very
interesting talk on identifying the more common stars and constellations.
It was my first visit to Greenwich Park. The views from the Observatory over London and
the Thames were stunning, especially in the spring sun.
From Greenwich Park we walked to Greenwich village, home of the Cutty Sark.
There was a great atmosphere in Greenwich, it felt almost like a carnival with the carousel, the food stalls, the pub and cafes around the Cutty Sark. And always that blue sky....
Back on the Docklands Light Railway we caught glimpses of restored docks and
smart new apartments blocks built into old warehouses yet retaining the dockside old
cranes for loading boats.
A visit to London for me is hardly complete without a walk along the Thames.
And we finished the day with a meal at Pizza Express opposite St Paul's Cathedral.
The sun accentuated the architectural details of the Cathedral.
PS I'm finishing off with 2 sneaky extras photos:
my glorious pizza...
....and very welcome beer!
Sorry for cheating with 2 extra photos, but a great day with the family!
Have a great weekend