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Paris to London (Mandy sleeps on)

It must be the movement of the train because it couldn't possibly be my company that puts her to sleep..........

Mandy wake up your missing the best part

Mandy wake up your missing the best part

I was in the Eurostar TGV explaining to Mandy that its length was 393.72m or 1,291 feet 8 inches, that its width was 2.81 metres and is trailer truck pivot spacing was 18.70 meters with a truck wheelbase of 3.00 meters when next thing I know she's having another granny nap.........what the? She must surely want to know that the operating weight is 816,000 kg.

Anyway at a top speed of 300km per hour, I'm having a ball and the goddess is snoring. I should have said that I was going to ask questions.

I've probably jumped ahead of myself again (probably something to do with the 6 beers in the club lounge here in London). We left the Sofitel early this morning and we were the only Aussies on the bus and train. I did my usual take the piss out of the god damns (yanks) and now Mandy is angry with me. I can't help being sarcastic and they can't help believing everything that I tell them. Too long in the Navy having to spend time with them.........

Anyway, the train to London was great we were not with the Yanks because they didn't travel first class. Cleared customs and immigration without being subjected to an internal body search as per the television shows....damn missed out again; very disappointing especially when the olympics are about to start.

London St Pancras Station

London St Pancras Station

The trip was only about 2.5 hours long and I was totally absorbed in my book and music........not much else to see under the English Channel.

A quick bus tour around the city on the way to our hotel included us going by Regents Park, Buckingham Palace (readers of my blog earlier might remember my photo with Liz for her anniversary) and then past the houses of Parliament to our hotel.

Mandy is once again talking to me after seeing the room that I secured with my research and membership of the various hotel clubs. The view on entering our room left her breathless (nothing I'm sure to do with the fact that it's on the top floor and the lift was broken). The club lounge is up there with the best especially given that it serves Stella Artois beer and Beefeater Gin. Perfect for London (Belguim Beer and Local Gin)

Room overlooking Big Ben

Room overlooking Big Ben

Big Ben nothing, at the moment it's big tony and his internet powers......

The hotel is really very modern and nice. We have a suite that has a view comparable to any in Nowra. Really cool interior.

Big Tony overlooking Big Ben

Big Tony overlooking Big Ben

Funky Living Room - who designed this place......

Funky Living Room - who designed this place......

Inside the lounge looking up to the 11th floor

Inside the lounge looking up to the 11th floor

So this is London, the birth place of my Dad. It's summer, raining and 14 degrees no wonder he moved to Oz and never had a desire to come back.

Posted by mandt0413 12:03

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