Sunday, 27 February 2011

Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square

There were many street entertainers in Covent Garden including mime artists. This couple were dressed in gold and silver.

They were very happy to pose!

We headed to Trafalgar Square.

Where there was another silver painted mime artsist.

A statue of George Washington outside The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square.

Our Daughter and The Other Half near to the fountains in Trafalgar Square.

There was a protest going on - it was very peaceful. Little did we know then that there was going to be a terrible situation in Libya with the country heading for Civil War.

By this stage having been on our feet for several hours we headed to the nearby Waterstones. We had hoped to grab a quick coffee - all the tables were in use, mostly by students who had their laptops with them and looked as if they were going to hog the tables for a long time!

We therefore had a quick wander around the store - I purchased "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro and "Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak. Our Daughter wanted "Back Home" by Michelle Magorian - who wrote the superb "Goodnight Mister Tom." "Back Home" is set in 1945 and the twelve year old Rusty is back in England after five years in the USA. It sounds so good that I want to read it ...

I still have some more to show you as the following day we went back to the Imperial War Museum to see the First and Second World War Exhibitions.

I am seriously behind with my blogging as last week it was half-term and we went to Devon where we didn't have access to a computer. There will be plenty to show you from a trip to Lyme Regis, Frome and Forde Abbey. I will also tell you the story of me being told off by a farmer!

Thank you to all those people who follow my blog - I noticed I have a few more!

Until next time.



  1. I'm reading 'Never Let Me Go' at the moment - we are reviewing it at our readers' group this morning. Have to say I am finding it boring but a couple of the other members thought it was good and said to stick with it!

  2. I loved Goodnight Mr Tom.Look forward to seeing your Devon trip! :0)

  3. Hello June
    I love Covent Garden and always made a beeline for it in the 1980's when I worked as a 'runner' for an antiques dealer and would be sent up to London to deliver items. I would head for Covent Garden with my wages in my hand and enjoy the theatre of it all.
    I hope you enjoyed the delights of Devon last week. We were down in Cornwall for a few days of rest, reading and good old Cornish pasties.
    Michele x


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