Golden Hinde II

max, Heather and I spent a night on board a replica of Sir France’s Drake’s ship. The ship circumnavigated the world the times. It now is berthed in London. This was a Cub Scout event and was fun. The actors taught what it was like sailing during the Tudor times. Max was a gunner. We slept on the gun deck. Very tight quarters. The only place to stand up was on deck. The inside decks you had to duck or squat as you walked.

   
     

London

Heather came down this evening to London where I am getting some training. Rode the London Eye. Now waiting for our dinner at Angus Steak House next to Leichester Square. What an unremarkable, flavorless, and over priced fillet steak. I won’t ever recommend their steak. Mine was nothing more than an appetizer.

Also visited the M&M store. Nothing too special.

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Harry Potter!

Kate flew in to visit for us to go see HP7 Part 1. We did a whirlwind tour of London on Friday. Saw Trafalgar Square, House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, lots of underground stations, Buchingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and drank darn good hazelnut hot coco. Grocery shopped at Tesco Extra. The cart’s (trolley for the locals) wheels all pivot making steering the cart challenging. Finished the day with dinner at Greystone Pub in Sawtry. Managed to keep her awake long enough to actually eat dinner.

Toured Cambridge on Saturday. Could not convince Kate to get some sushi. Bought a Christmas tree that evening.

Sunday, finally got to see HP at the 16:30 showing. Wanted to see the 14:30 showing but amazingly it was sold out. Kate wanted to just choke me! Can’t blame her for that.

Sadly, she was off to the airport Monday morning at 05:00.

Now just two weeks to go till Heather and the kids arrive for Christmas.