Wednesday, September 28, 2011
London - Day One
Rachel, for the tip to get a whopping headstart on a Boots points card! We still had smiles on our faces while we visited the Hunterian museum and even during the first half of our "West End Ghost Walk" tour but we were flagging fast. Weaving our way around the dark alleys near Piccadilly Circus with our group but falling slightly behind, we passed a warmly lit eatery with tables of laughing guests. The Heiress and I looked at each other, watched our group walk further down the street and decided that a great burger and a rest was just what we needed. Don't hesitate to stop at Byron Proper Hamburger if you're on Haymarket and try the blue cheese on your burger, it was delicious!
At the end of every day full of wonder and lovely people to talk to, I would make my way downstairs to the kitchen area of the B&B and make a pot of tea. Joseph would keep watch until midnight and refused to let me get away with chucking a teabag into the pot, things had to be done properly. "What is the point?" he would say. So he came to know my routine and would start the kettle boiling so it was ready whenever I was. Tucked upstairs with my tea, something sweet, my book and BBC or ITV on in the background was my idea of heaven and I got to do it all over again the next day.