Thursday, 23 November 2017

A CHEEKY WEEKEND IN LONDON ... PART ONE ... CHARLES DICKENS MUSEUM ..........

A couple of weekends ago, my friend Lesley and I went to London for the weekend. 


We stayed at The Grosvenor Hotel .....


Our first port of call was The Charles Dickens Museum ...


Anyone who has been reading my blog for a while will know just how much I love Dennis Severs House ...



Well, this was just as good ...



The kitchen was lovely ... I wouldn't mind it myself ...


I've got the same bowl ... we keep fruit in ours !!!

I'm glad that I've got a washing machine !!! 





Me, doing a beheaded selfie !!!



When we came out of the Museum, it was dark ...


We were passing Coram's Park and lots of people were going in ..... It was a free firework display ... I asked when it was going to start and she said ' five minutes ' SO ...




we saw a wonderful firework display, free gratis .....


to be continued ..........




XXXX


All photographs by me

Jackie

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

BY INVITATION ..... CONNECTIONS ........



Our By Invitation subject this month is ' Connections ". The subject stumped me a bit for a while .....


But then I thought of the connections we make with people  that we come across throughout our life. Blindingly obvious, I know, but something we all do in various ways. What makes us connect to some and not others ? Obviously to have things in common, but, for me, a sense of humour is paramount. When I was 11, I started Senior School and met Lesley. We were in the same class .....


Here we are, aged about 15, on holiday in Cornwall ..... I remember one evening, we went out and met some guys, got in their car { yes, got in their car !!! } only to be turfed out in the middle of nowhere !!! Where was Ross Poldark when we needed him ?!!


We are about 16 here ..... we were always going in the photo booth ..... no mobile phones to do selfies then !!! Before mobile phones and the art of texting, Lesley and I had been known to talk on the phone for six hours !!!!! Yes, six hours ..... we could have flown to New York in that time !!! Texting has really saved us a lot of money on our phone bills !!


..... and, here we are last weekend, 55 years later, on a weekend trip to London at the Charles Dickens Museum ...... you could dress up like Victorians so Lesley wore the bonnet and I look pretty silly in a chimney sweeps cap and Victorian glasses. I look more like Bob Dylan or John Lennon than a Victorian chimney sweep !!!



..... mind you, not a lot has changed ..... me around 1966 !!!


Our connection has lasted for 55 years ..... we have laughed our way through those 55 years and, hopefully, we will share much more laughter together for many more years to come. 

What makes you connect with people ? Do you have a long term connection with anyone ? Have you made a connection with many bloggers ?

Pop over to Daily Plate of Crazy to see what others have written about ' Connections "










all images via me

Jackie