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heleninwales
I'm back!
We are back from our trip to London. We did lots of walking and though the weather was overcast, it stayed dry. We returned home to a downpour, so I'm really hoping the weather will improve for Christmas.

I have already unpacked and washed the dirty clothes, which is a testament to how much more efficient I've become in household matters since starting to use HabitRPG. In the past, the suitcase would have sat around half-emptied for days.

Now I just have to dress the tiny tree that I've put up in the sitting room and then I'll make dinner, which will just be something out of the freezer. I'll catch up properly with you all tomorrow.

Meanwhile, here is the penultimate photo in the 52 week challenge, taken on our first evening in London as we walked to our favourite pizza restaurant at Gabriel's Wharf on the South Bank.

51/52

Taken from the south side of the river, not far from Tower Bridge. From left to right the tall buildings are: Walkie Talkie, Cheesegrater, Gherkin and, dwarfed by the modern buildings, the Tower of London on the far right of the picture.

London Skyline from the South Bank
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lizziebelle From: lizziebelle Date: December 23rd, 2014 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the whimsical nicknames for buildings in London! We have one in Boston that could totally be a cheese grater, I will have to start calling it that.
del_c From: del_c Date: December 23rd, 2014 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm disappointed that corporations are now preempting possible mockery by giving buildings nicknames of their own choice before they start to build. I see it's useful for them to control the process and not be at the satirical mercy of the public, but they should leave it up to us, the experts. I look forward to the next phase in the struggle, the first time a company gives a building a whimsical name, and the public rejects it and substitutes its own.
del_c From: del_c Date: January 3rd, 2015 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG I just realised the pizza restaurant you mention must be the very one I ate in with a friend before we stumbled on the Poll Tax Riots.
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: December 23rd, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome home! And what a gorgeous photo. Love the way you caught the light.

Happy Holidays!
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: December 24th, 2014 09:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Great picture, Helen!
Welcome home & here's to Happy Holidays! :)
cmcmck From: cmcmck Date: December 24th, 2014 09:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Have a grand holiday!
ellarien From: ellarien Date: December 24th, 2014 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a lovely picture! I hope the reflected sun from the Walkie-Talkie isn't melting the barge.
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: December 25th, 2014 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back home, a day later :-)

Regarding unpacking, I have to do it right away or as you say, it sits there. I am glad husband also likes to unpack right away, it is such a good feeling!

Happy Christmas!
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: December 31st, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice light in that picture. I love how all the buildings have names.
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