It was Marks birthday this past Friday and we had booked to go to our favourite city, London.
This time we opted to stay on the 'other side' of the river, in Greenwich.
Mark had worked in Greenwich, or nearby a few years ago but this was my first visit.
We got the train to Marylebone so getting to Greenwich involved about another half hour or so and some tube changes, but it's all part of the experience of London and I really don't mind.
We stayed at Devonport House which is a really lovely building, formally a home for nurses working at the Navel College, very central to everything.
We spent time browsing the lovely market and sampling the street food
I can't remember what these were called, they were like doughnuts, rolled in sugar and cinnamon then filled with caramel or chocolate fudge, they were delicious!!
We walked around the wharf and saw the Cutty Sark
As you can see, It looked like the weather was going to take a turn for the worse, luckily it blew over and we didn't get the threatened downpour.
We took in the view of Canary Wharf
And the view towards the Shard, and those fantastic clouds!
We walked through the Greenwich Foot Tunnel 1/4 mile to the other side of the Thames
It looks deserted, but there were quite a few people walking on Saturday morning.
And we took a late afternoon walk through Greenwich Park
Watching the light change in the sky and the lights come on in the buildings on Canary Wharf
We had a lovely pub meal in The Kings Arms on Friday night, if you ever find yourself in Greenwich and looking for somewhere to eat I can recommend it.
Saturday night we had a great night in the Admiral Hardy, listening to music, everyone singing and dancing and generally having a good time, I drank too much wine and we ate fish and chips out of the wrapper walking back to the hotel, it's the best night i've had out in a while!
I did squeeze in a trip to Loop while we were in London but I will show you what I bought next time.
I've had a lovely week off work, i'm back in the office again in the morning but at least I have a stitching meet-up to look forward to next Saturday :-)
-Until next time