After such an exhaustive day yesterday, today I spoilt myself a little. I bought a fairly ridiculously expensive piece of silver jewelery, just because my credit card worked; and I spent some time in Kensington Gardens which is not a far hobble from where we are staying.
Our nearest tube (underground) station is Lancaster Gate and each time I have come out I have smiled at this sign:
There are 2 lifts to take people to street level – today we were jammed into one of the lifts and it just wasn't going anywhere and of course the other lift would not come while there was already one there. I was starting to wonder if I was going to have to climb these steps when a policeman appeared and got everything working. We had just come from Shepherd's Bush where police with sniffer dogs had approached my son and his friend with a "howdy chaps" and a good sniff by the dog. Luckily they have Amsterdam as the next stop.
So after a couple of hours shopping at the new Westfield's at Shepherd's Bush (which is far, far posher than any Sydney Westfield's!) I enjoyed some down time in the beautiful Kensington Gardens It reached a "balmy" 12 degrees Celsius today and there were actually people in tee shirts in the park.
I loved this seat dedication – though I have no idea who Harvey was, he obviously provided wonderful company:
This was what Harvey and his companion sat and looked at:
This photo is for Gina who posts wonderful shots of birds each day: (she actually labels what the birds are – I have no idea what these are but their beaks were gorgeous):
The fountains are really beautiful and it was relaxing to sit for awhile (even though I thought it was cold). In the distance is a woman feeding two graceful swans:
All too soon the sun was setting … (it seems to set just after 4pm!) and it was time to head indoors: