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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Look who I bumped into ...

Me and Beth outside St Paul's Cathedral
Beth is in London for the Olympics and invited me to meet up with her on Tuesday. We met in the morning for breakfast and coffee before taking a tour of St Paul's Cathedral which I hadn't done since I was a little girl. Apparently BOOBs meet ups require some physical exercise so we climbed up the 257 steps to the Whispering Gallery at the bottom of the dome. This is an incredible architectural phenomena where if you whisper into the wall, the sound carries around. However it paled in comparison to the fact that I made it up those 257 steps without stopping!!!!! Unfortunately if photography is not permitted, jumping around and screaming I made it, I made it while high fiving a friend definitely would be so after a brief rest and admiring the whispering walls, we climbed the next 271 steps to the top. Narrower corridors and steps meant for slower going but again we made it to the top without stopping.
Me at the top of the dome.

The monument from above. It's actually 61 m (202 ft) tall. Looks tiny from up here though.

The London eye and the jubilee giant royal photograph.

Tower Bridge and the Olympic Rings.
It was an incredible morning. I loved taking the tour and seeing the views from the top. From there we had coffee and went for lunch in Covent Garden. We shared a pizza and still didn't manage to eat the whole thing whilst chatting and watching one of the many street entertainers do his circus skills act.

Covent Garden Mandeville

Covent Garden Wenlock

It was a really lovely day but Beth dashed off to see some diving and I raced the commuters home.

Beth, I had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for inviting me to gate crash your holiday. Hopefully we can do it again one day.

So who's coming to meet me next?

In other news, guess who is coming over tomorrow ...


RockBand Barbie said...

Love the pics. And I am always so jealous when bloggers meet up with each other :)

Ronnie said...

Aww, love it! And who... who?! :)

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Awww so jealous!

Amy said...

looks like you guys had a great time!! :) loved the pics!

Cheri said...

I love all the pictures, too! So nice you and Beth were able to meet up...and WOW on the steps! (Can't wait to see tomorrow...)

Justine said...

Looks like you two had a fab time. Good work on all those steps!
Isn't it great meeting up with other bandsters?

jennxaz said...

so jealous! love the pics!

Cruisegirl81 said...

I loved London when I visited a couple years ago. So much do see and do. Plus I loved the tube!

adorkbl said...

Jealous!! I love London... one of my favorite places I have visted!

So WHO is next?

FitBy40 said...

I LOVE Covent Garden...so glad you brought Beth there. I had told her before she left that she should go there!
What a wonderful meet-up.
Um, I'd like to say I'm coming next but sadly, it will be a couple years!
I've been twice but next I'd like to take the kiddos. Please keep in touch and keep blogging until I can get there!