Today I went for a walk
in the city
. It was a bit chilly but I was joined by 2 million other people and we all had a splendid time. We were a noisy bunch, whistling, chanting, shouting and banging our way past the historic sites of London.
Along Victoria Embankment, past Westminster, Big Ben, 10 Downing Street, the Banqueting Hall, up into Trafalgar Square, then to Haymarket and along to Piccadilly Circus. After squeezing through there, some of us went up Jermyn St and others Piccadilly, past Fortnum & Mason, The Ritz then onto Hyde Park. Marvellous.
We weren't in a hurry and ambled along. It took us nearly 6 hours to complete our Saturday afternoon stroll. At Hyde Park, some of us listened to some other people make interesting and thought provoking speeches. Later, a few of us went back to Piccadilly Circus and sat down for a rest.
It was a long day, but I came prepared with cucumber sandwiches, delicious apples, a thermos of chicken soup and a small packet of chocolate biscuits. Certainly enough supplies for an afternoon out.
A Saturday afternoon to remember. I hope Tony, Jack, George and Colin noticed, it was such a pity they were busy and couldn't join in.