Thursday, February 16, 2012

A London Eye Day

It's London Eye day for The Heiress and her Dad.  Isn't the view spectacular!?  In 2007, R and I climbed to the top of St Paul's Cathedral and emerged out onto a slim walkway which I swear slopped downwards.  My automatic reaction was to press my back against the wall and sidestep along the perimeter, pushed along by the crowd.  That wondrous view was slightly marred by the fact I was convinced that at any moment a gust of wind would take us all to our deaths.  Being inside an enclosed pod gels with my comfort zone a bit better and I so wish I were along for the ride.

This week has flown by for my dynamic duo, it has been a whirlwind of activity but their energy level is beginning to flag.  Our Skype visits at the beginning of the week were full of boisterous gestures and excited voices.  Last night, R struggled with the lid on a pot of yogurt as he tried to muster the energy to get on with their next journey to see The Ladykillers at the Gielgud Theatre.  The Heiress walked past the screen and waved 'hello' before flopping onto her bed.

My husband and I are two different sort of travellers.  My finely tuned itinerary would impress any world leader's personal assistant and there is no detail too small to jot down while on the fly.  R likes to roam and explore wherever the road takes him and as for taking notes...don't make me laugh.  But I do know that at some point today there will be two weary travellers soaring above the London landscape having the time of their lives.


  1. I would describe me and my husband in EXACTLY the same way ... that made me laugh! Sounds like they are having a wonderful time.

  2. And it was a lovely day today, Darlene, so hope they got a good view.

  3. Hope they are enjoying their time together.

    Looking forward to reading about his adventures!

  4. Laura, Mars and Venus...need I say more?

    mary, They had a packed pod so at times they were peering over another person's shoulder but yes, it was a clear day!

    Jo, Me too! I can't wait to hear all about his travels, something tells me there will be more than a few stories involving pubs.

  5. I love the London Eye! They had a nice clear day for it too. What a lovely time they must be having together - Daddy and Daughter time is always special!

    I can't wait to see what R brings back for you!

  6. I love the London Eye, too. Good to look at the rolling Thames. Is there still a pod painted pink?

  7. It's half-term here this week, Darlene, so everything child-friendly will be packed. I only remembered when came across hordes of horrendously noisy children in Tate Modern.

  8. Rachel, You are one brave woman! I haven't worked up the nerve yet but one of these days.

    Vintage Reading, Ooh, good question. I'll have to ask my husband...but he did mention that they estimate a couple gets engaged every ten minutes though! And the Eye was lit up in red for Valentine's Day...ahhhh.

    mary, Yup, that explains things. He was wondering why there were kids and fairground-type rides dotted here and there.