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London, we love you!

So, the weather is not great here in London, but that's not stopping us from getting around.

What a great day we had yesterday. We decided to walk instead of using public transport so that we could really experience this great city. Starting out from our accommodation just after breakfast we wandered through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park to Buckingham Palace for the changing of the guard. It never disappoints, and even if you've seen it before, the atmosphere is amazing and there is always something to enjoy about it. The British certainly know how to do "pomp and ceremony"!

Having found a wonderful gift for my husband, without even trying I was very happy as he is always the hardest to buy for and I am usually in a panic at the airport on departure trying to find something suitable. I can tick that off very early in the trip and I'm sure Garry will love it, what's more it doesn't weigh much!!

Next stop was lunch as the walking was certainly burning the calories. We each had a hot potato and trimmings and weren't disappointed.

Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, are all great places to visit, especially for our first timers to London.  But time was ticking on and we wanted to get to Guildhall, so we jumped onto the Tube and made our way. The clock museum was one place that was important on our ancestral trail, as Kerryn's ancestor was a famous clockmaker in Derbyshire and we were hoping he may have had something on display. Looks like we have to wait till we get to Derbyshire, never mind I know where there is one of his still working.

Today we are off to the National Archives in Kew to do some research, keeping fingers crossed we have got all the information we need to help break down a brick wall or two.

Be back soon,

Liz
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