The world seems obsessed with all things British at the moment and rightly so, I guess. It’s not often their monarch celebrates 60 years on the throne (not for 350 years, I believe) and it’s been a bumpy ride at times.
The Olympics are looming , too, in July and London has been busy applying a bit of spit and polish to all its landmarks, monuments and places of interest at an astonishing rate….and cost, it would seem.
Prince Albert, for instance, opposite his very own Albert Hall, gazes out from his apparently comfy chair with an air of nonchalance that belies the £11 million outlaid to restore his former brilliance. I for one thought he looked fabulous when I saw him glinting in the spring sunshine and was very grateful that I had inadvertently visited London after much of the cleaning and polishing had been done. I would love to claim that it was a case of clever organizing on my part but then I’d be stretching the truth …..OK….. lying, in other words.
But I should begin at the beginning – at Heathrow airport.
Oops! Phone call….have to duck out for a while…more later. Plus photos when I figure out how to add the damn things. Bye for now