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They try so hard to please!

On our last night in Quito a special dinner had been planned. We were to be entertained and dined at a very ancient convent. When we arrived we discovered that it was one of those dinners where we were the entertainment. 124 more words

The Galapagos & The Andes

Recounting the Great British Sojourn - Day 2

Day 2:

Up at six and had a cup of tea in the room before going down to breakfast. (Note to self: acquire giant mechanized orange-juicer.) 242 more words

Life Stuff

#40 – Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

“They’re changing the guard at Buckingham Palace, Christopher Robin went down with Alice”; the words of the popular poem by A.A. Milne.  I can hear it going round in my head right now.  1,374 more words


The Story of the Changing of the Guard

11:30. We just have to make it by 11:30.

We rushed from the half priced ticket booth at Picadilly Circus (cheap seats to Wicked secured for the evening show!) toward Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard parade and ceremony. 614 more words

2015 In Europe

Colour lift 1.1: The red coats are coming!


OK, here the red coats are retreating…but they do turn around, promise!

Here they are!

Superb residual of colonial history!

This post is really about red coats, but first I have to tell you about my week. 1,384 more words


Battle of Britain 75 years on

On Friday, there was a commemoration to mark 75 years from the beginning of the Battle of Britain. We were watching the morning news while eating our breakfast when we heard about it, so of course we were off to compete with the other thousands for a prime viewing site in front of Buckingham Palace.We decided to try for a view of the balcony so we weren’t able to see the enhanced Changing of the guard which was performed by the RAF Queen’s Colour Squadron in the Palace foreground.We managed to stand at the front of the barriers so got a grand view of everything happening outside the gates. 317 more words


Day 92 London

We caught our now regular Number 3 bus into Westminster for a visit to the Household Cavalary museum and to watch the Guard change.

Next was the museum tour that included the stables of the horses in the Household Cavalary. 256 more words