2013: Birthday Trip to London

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57 on the outside, 19 on the inside! Well, that’s my ‘take’ on things! Ann took the day off and we headed for London.
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Kettering Station


We set off on the 8.59 from Kettering which we caught with minutes to spare because of some congestion on the way there! Phew!

On arrival, the main attraction was to take a look round the London Museum, Docklands. I’ve always been fascinated by that part of London, and the transformation of the area from mostly slums to classy apartments, high-rise blocks, businesses and shopping malls has given the whole area a new feel. We love going there as it has a real buzz about it – Today was no exception!

Cabot Square - Docklands


The Museum was great. It didn’t look much from the outside, but inside, it was just packed with so much history about the area, it was difficult to soak it all up.

Scenes from the Museum

Scenes from the Museum
Scenes from the Museum

Scenes from the Museum

Scenes from the Museum

Scenes from the Museum

Scenes from the Museum


..and if that wasn’t enough history, the Museum now houses the Sainsbury Archives and so it was good fun looking through all the stuff from the years that we were both working there!

Sainsbury Archive

Sainsbury Archive


Whoosh! Then it was lunch-time – and the indifferent weather had now turned into warm sunshine! We took the Thames Clipper to Borough Market where we stopped off at Fish! for a healthy lunch. I had the tuna burger (me? Fish? Surely some mistake!), whilst Ann tucked into a gigantic fish-cake. We sat outside in the covered area and that gave us a great opportunity to people-watch. And, if watching people wasn’t interesting enough, we played sausage-watch too!!! Now the Market has more-or-less become 100% eateries, many of them specialise in sausages. Sausages-on-sticks, sausages-in-small-rolls, sausages-in-large-rolls, sausage-burgers, sausages-without-meat – almost as many types as there were people!


Where's that Clipper?



Lunch was GREAT! Fast service and tasty fish. If I was ever to become a vegetarian, this is the place I would go to eat!!! Then it was back on the Tube to St Pancras and home.

It’s been a great day – loads of cards, loads of pressies, loads of good food and I fed my brain too!!

David and Val
Ian H and Sharon
Ian McL and Ann
Jo and Janet
Lee Margaret and Alan
Neil, Debbie, Alfie and Frankie
Nick and Celina
Paul and Karen
Philip Palmer
Ralph and Karen
Roger, Jane and Oliver
Rosi, David, Rhiannon and Jack
Sally, Amie and Zak
Sue, Paul and Ben
Tom, Julie, Nick, Lewis and Georgina
Trish, John, Sean and Conor
Valerie H

Via Social Media
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Carey H
Debbie B
Debi B
Carey H
Gill A
Heather E
John W
Julie T
John W
Kate P
Lydia E
Maggie S
Nina B
Philip P
Ralph G
Stella H
Susan S
Rosi L
Stefan B
Stephen T
Trish C

and Pressies…
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Ann –  Shoes, D’Orange Verte After-Shave

Bev and Ady –  DVD: Things to Come

David and Val – Book: ‘1001 Cars to Drive before you Die’

Denis – Amazon Voucher

Jo and Janet – Prezzo voucher and bottle of Cava

Lee – Joe Brown maroon sweater

Mum – £40 Cheque

Nicki – DVD: The Invaders

Paul and Karen, Tom, Julie and the Family, Rosi, David, Rhiannon and Jack – Bottle of Shiraz, Cheeseboard and Cheese

Roger, Jane and Oliver – DVD: Parker, DVD: GI Joe, CD: Soundtrack to Human Target

Thanks everyone!!!

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