Last week I had a birthday so on Saturday my beloved took me into London for a lovely meal at Las Iguanas which is a Latin American restaurant on the South Bank. The food is amazing - Ken had a chicken dish and I had lamb. I also had 1 or 3 Pina Coladas - well it was for my birthday.
After eating we went for a bit of a wander - not up to our normal distance as we were so full. Around the South Bank there are always interesting things to see, and as usual we came across things that I don't know how we haven't spotted them before.
The first is this great kiddies play area which is on one of the upper levels - you can guess why I love it, it's perfect pink. I had to restrain myself from climbing on it as I thought the parents might think I was a little strange (no comments please).
The pictures below are of a wall mural that we only discovered because we had gone up the stairs to look at the play area - I'm not sure what it's meant to be about.
We headed down to Lambeth Palace which is the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury in London - it has been the residence for nearly 800 years. It's a beautiful building and one day we're going to book to go on a tour of it. I don't know about you but whenever I visit places with such a long history I like to touch the walls and take a moment to think about the people who have been there before - it kind of puts life into a bit of perspective.
We thought these doors were great - the little one on the right is very sweet - I've posed in front of it to show you.
Next door to the palace is a church, and oh happy day there was a graveyard!! Just a small one so only one picture of it - you know you would think something was wrong with me if there wasn't a cemetery every now and then.
We then meandered our way back towards Waterloo station via a few back streets - selection of interesting things (in my opinion) that we spotted.
|Light feature outside a hotel|
|Cuban restaurant that I took Ken to for his birthday many years ago|
|The Old Vic theatre - opened in 1818|
|Citroen SM - apparently it's a classic (Ken made me take the photo)|
|Arty shot - terraced houses, lamppost, & moon|
Again, not wanting to disappoint, we stopped at the above lovely looking cake shop for a sweet treat to take home - or as we like to call it, cake away.
Last two images are the iconic ones that everyone takes, but slightly different angle to what I've done before.
It was a really nice way to celebrate being another year older - wandering the streets of London with my beloved, who was wearing very trendy socks in my favourite colour - I've bought him lots of funky ones, nice and bright.
That's it for now - until next time be good, stay safe, and take care of each other.
Pamela and Ken
P.S: Final two pics, a groovy bathroom from the restaurant and Bertie Boo in his lovely New waterproof coat - he's such a handsome boy.