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

20 comments:

  1. I would happily live in a house like that; including the copper in the basement. Simpler times, and oh so elegant. Of course I'd need a scullery maid.

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    1. So would I Cro ... it was beautiful. I'll have a bootboy !!! XXXX

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  2. I too would have enjoyed . . .
    (I appreciate a washing machine and other today comforts.)
    Love your ”style-look” . . . and the snap of you . . .
    Next time though, would love your face too . . .

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    1. You probably don't want to see my face Lynne !!!! XXXX

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  3. I stayed at the Grosvenor with my parents in 1968. I wonder if it is still THE hotel. I love the pics featuring the plate rack. It's the homey kitchen everyone wanted in the 1970-80s.

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    1. The hotel was lovely Shawn. I wonder if it has changed much since 1968 ! ..... it was part of a weekend deal including a visit to Kensington Palace. XXXX

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  4. This is so Nice !!!.....happy weekend darling love Ria x ❤️

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  5. So beautiful photos, Jackie! I love the Dennis Severs House too (it was a tip that Tom gave me) - the Charles Dickens museum is still on my list in my little pink book: "to be discovered". xxx Britta

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    1. You must go Britta ..... it's a lovely house to visit ... it has a really nice feel about it. A different experience to Dennis Severs but worth seeing. XXXX

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  6. I think I read about THAT HOTEL RECENTLY.............??
    WHAT FUN A WEEKEND AWAY IN A BIG CITY!
    CERTAIN YOU GALS HAD FUN...........XX

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    1. It was a lovely hotel Elizabeth and very reasonable.
      .... and, we did have fun. We have known each other for 50 years ! XXXX

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    2. Actually, we have known each other for 55 years ! XXXX

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  7. Was there nobody around at all?

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    1. Haha !! There were a couple of other people but they were in other rooms ! I like taking photographs without people in them ! XXXX

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    2. I understand that but your photos here look extremely like an advertising brochure or a website for the museum. You missed your vocation!

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    3. Thanks Rachel .... I like taking photographs.... I have a super-dooper Canon camera and a little Sony one but can't be bothered to carry them around with me so I just take photos on my iPhone ..... they seem to come out OK !! XXXX

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  8. Hi Jackie! Wonderful to see your blog looking as lovely as ever. I visited the Charles Dickens Museum a few years back, just before they closed for renovation. I have often wondered what it looks like now. I was in London this time last year, loved the Christmas spirit and miss it. You just gave it back to me. Thank you! xxx

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  9. Moi aussi je suis ravie d'avoir une machine a laver le linge. Elles étaient admirables nos grands-mères :) Belle soirée !

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  10. I have to put this hotel on my list! It sounds lovely. I already have the Charles Dickens museum on the list for the next trip! Have a great weekend.

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