May I introduce Olivia and Oskar, the Orples from the neighbourhood.
They travel round quite a bit so I thought they might like to visit London too.
See my favourite bridge – Tower Bridge which opens up for tall ships.
Have a tasty picnic with me in Greenwich – help yourself Olivia and Oskar
or relax on the most beautiful bench!
I have to admit I fell in love with the Orples and it would be great if they came to visit.
Olivia and Oskar you are always very welcome to play anywhere on my blog, please feel free and have fun.
Another day we went sailing….. to China… to get some tea.
… we visited an English tea clipper the Cutty Sark from 1869.
I think my mum did already mention it in a blog post before but now we went inside this big Sailing ship.
It was amazing!
There were Tea chests, many ropes, and I had so much fun exploring the ship!
We could also walk underneath the ship, as it is all newly restored….. that was a view!
Definitely worth a visit!
When you come to London, I can take you there!
While we are talking ships….. my mum wanted to put more pictures from the second day of the festival on…. she did have more fun and more fireworks. She enjoyed it so much !
As you may have seen on “my beautiful things” blog the tall ships regatta started in Falmouth and sailed to Greenwich.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich is celebrating the largest fleet of Tall Ships to visit London in 25 years.
The start of the Festival was yesterday evening with music and fireworks.
The grounds of the historic old Royal Naval College was transformed into a huge aquarium filled with giant illuminated fish in a stunning underwater spectacle performed by a street theatre company.
As it was night, the pictures didn’t come out so well, but the atmosphere and ships I saw were amazing.
After the fireworks many ships passed us, including the Mercedes!
Here are the pictures….. (I might go tonight again for more fireworks…. and tall ships…. and pirates!)
Click on the pictures to see it better.
… and I met Jack Sparrow….
The fireworks were even better with my favourite music of Two Steps from Hell! I was in heaven!
A super evening out!
I am a bit stressed lately, so I thought I need to do something about it.
I visited Greenwich, a London Borough, and home to the Cutty Sark , a tea clipper, a beautiful sailing ship from 1869.
The ship was badly damaged by fire on 21 May 2007 while undergoing conservation. The vessel has since been restored and reopened to the public on 25 April 2012
I visited the vessel in 1984 in it’s original glory… these are two pictures from my photo album then…
Now after the fire damage and long restoration it is back open to the public.
It is at the bank of the River Thames and around it are beautiful flowers.
I walked along the river and saw the amazing sunset.
On my way home I have to change trains and have to go through a concrete jungle. Still it looks great with all the lights!
This is my London and I love it!
Watching the sunset is wonderful therapy for stress relief.
Wishing you all a relaxing Sunday!