At very short notice I heard that my friend from New Zealand was able to come up and stay with me for a few days. She has been over visiting her daughter who has just had a baby, and we weren't sure she would have the time to spend a couple of days with me. Fortunately she was so on Monday morning Henry and I went into London to meet her at Waterloo Station.
Henry was very excited about meeting my friend Jill as he had heard me talking about her before. We went to the same ante-natal classes 22 years ago and for the first four and half years our children grew up together. She is what I consider my best friend and I have missed her dearly these last 17 years, especially as she really is no good at writing letters or sending emails!
We visited Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and browsed Hamleys (of course!)
He peered through the gates at Buckingham Palace to watch the guard marching.
Henry took a photo of Jill and I (clever isn't he?!)
Henry admired the grandeur and size of the statues.
Henry marvelled the size of this statue's foot
We strolled through the park and were delighted by the Pelican preening himself:
Henry enjoyed the waterfall in Trafalgar square.
We admired Big Ben.
We completely forgot about photo opportunities in Hamleys!