Thursday, November 26, 2009


Instead of doing nothing during our well-earned break, we decided instead to dash round the country trying to cram in as much as possible. Too much in fact because I'm still convinced we were going to spend another night with Jon and Hetty and that someone stole a day between Thursday and Saturday.

Anyway, we had a nice time catching up with friends and then being tourists in and around central London. On Wednesday we dashed to the B&B before heading back for a turn on the London Eye. This gave us the afternoon to explore Westminster and surroundings before crossing the river to see A Christmas Carol in 3D at the IMAX cinema.

Thursday was spent strolling from Westminster through Knightsbridge towards the Natural History Museum where we spent a couple of hours exploring the new Darwin Centre. This was then followed by a trip to the British Museum where we got to see some of the objects from Staffordshire Hoard before hearing a lecture by Dr. Kevin Leahy about how this incredible treasure trove was found and how it is set to further our knowledge of Anglo-Saxon history.