|My Pre-Take Off Champus and OJ!!!!|
Arrived, as I said, on time...breezed thru passport check...luggage waiting...hopped onto the Heathrow Express to Paddington and was checked into my hotel by 12:45! It was actually beautiful and sunny yesterday -- 27C/80F. Had a little nap then made my way to Buckingham Palace States Rooms. Have been thru the palace so many times I just sort of headed straight to the Faberge exhibition and of course the Duchess's wedding gown. It was all spectacular. I was fortunate to be walking in front of a young lady who worked on the lace for the wedding gown. I got to hear all that she was telling her friend. It was actually machine made lace, that was then cut-out and applied to netting so that the pattern could be customized for the dress. Apparently there would not have been enough time to make the required lace panels/pattern/design. Anyway, as always I completely enjoyed the visit.
|Garden (West) Side of Buckingham Palace...|
|I did say ONE glass...!!!|
Will be going down to breakfast after completing this and then head over to Kings Cross Station for my 2 hour train ride to York.