Jewel Tower and my little piece of history

On our trip to London we’ve been to Jewel Tower, built 650 years ago to house the treasures and it was a part of the medieval Palace of Westminster. On the ground floor is the visitor centre and the tea rooms. The Palace of Westminster looks so beautiful from the tower. These old wooden posts […]

My 2015 by month

In 2012 and 2014 I made a collage of pictures taken that year. This year I want to look at my 2015 in greater detail, so I made a monthly collage. January was a lovely month for me. The pull-up bar was up in the living room and I can say the same about the […]

National Maritime Museum

After going to the Fan Museum I had a couple of hours before meeting a friend so I’ve decided to visit National Maritime Museum. It was only a few minutes away and it’s free, donations welcome. I didn’t want to pay an entrance fee and not being able to see all the exhibits. The ship […]

Fan museum

I love fans. I find them beautiful and feminine and it’s a shame we don’t use them as much as a few centuries ago. Fan museum, in Greenwich, was on my “to-visit” list for London for some time. It’s a small museum near much more prominent attractions like the Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum […]

Mercedes-Benz World

I love cars, as I’ve been a F1 fan since I was a teenager. I took a break from F1 when life got in the way, but now I’m “back on track”. I saw there is a small museum at Mercedes-Benz World a few months ago and I wanted to visit it. It’s at a […]

Tower of London and Tower Bridge

Everybody knows the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. I saw them before and I’ve been to see the poppies at Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red . This time was different, as hubby was with me and we had time off. I plan to visit both of them properly, but we arrived at […]

A couple of days in London

It seems that lately I’m blogging more about London, but this month I’ve spent another couple of days there. Should I mention I’m thinking of another short trip next month too? This time we had some work to do as well and we didn’t have lots of time for sightseeing. Even so, I’m going to […]

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

As a Royalist, Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace was high on my list of things to see in London. The ceremony takes 45 minutes and it starts at 11.15. There is an app but we didn’t get it. The privilege of guarding the Sovereign traditionally belongs to The Guards, also known as Household Troops. […]

Cliveden woods

Cliveden is part of National Trust, a little over an hour’s drive from central London. As we didn’t have enough time to visit the house too, we’ve only been to the Cliveden woods. There are 3 different trails to follow, but as it was late, we wondered around, looking at signs and we managed to […]

Science Museum, London

I’ve been to the Science Museum in London a couple of times before, but only for a quick look. This time we could spend as many hours as we wanted, as we were on holiday. Hubby likes science museums and we’ve been to MOSI in Manchester (amazing) and Thinktank in Birmingham (poorly made and maintained). […]