Photo-A-Day London

HRH Queen Elizabeth

Originally uploaded by Liz du Canada

The photo-a-day meet was an absolutely wonderful experience. It was a drizzly, blustery day, but we were all bundled up warmly enough and set off from the Embankment tube station, along to Covent Garden. When I am a squillionaire I’m taking everyone there shopping. There are tacky crafts and cool crafts, gorgeous textiles, silly tourist stuff, food, more food, opera singers, and buskers. It’s wonderful!

One of the best things about the meet was actually meeting Hitchers. I have been ‘speaking’ to some of these people online for three years or more, and so meeting them in person was such a funny experience. My perceptions of them through posts and discussions, and now seeing their photostreams were sometimes quite accurate, sometimes wildly wrong. However, it was an experience I don’t think I’ll forget any time soon.

We ate lunch at a long table with red lights above, in an underground restaurant. It was sort of like eating in a very civilized corner or the Underworld.

Back out into the bluster, we crossed Waterloo Bridge and then went along the Strand to the Globe Theatre, where we had cake and wine in The Swan, the pub there. It was heaven to sit at the long scrubbed wooden table, watching the grey world outside.

My camera wasn’t as fancy as some of them, but I had such a good time it didn’t much matter.

Click on the blue ‘Liz du Canada’ to see the pictures.

Next up: Welsh Wales and why I love it.

In Welsh Wales.

I’m more behind in the blogging than I thought I would be. For one thing, I started sleeping more than four hours a night. For another, I was too tired after my photo-a-day meet to do anything but have some dinner and watch some television.

So. More details when I have a bit to talk about them. I am not dead or injured or anything. And I do love Wales. The best part about Wales is the people. I am currently sitting next to Ness, my bridal shop-owning friend, and I’m uploading Flickr photos. I won’t have a chance to title them all, but at least they’ll be there and I’m happy for any and all comments.

More when I have a chance. Now, I am off to try on shiny things!

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