I have other family members living outside London that I would have loved for them to meet also and spend time with but, unfortunately, as the duration of our visit was only five days, time wasn’t on our side and it was impossible to get to see everyone. Next time we visit the UK, I hope we will have more time on our hands and that it will be possible to get to see everyone. I have to warn Tom and Judy, there is long a list of my family members lining up who have yet to meet them and who cannot be disappointed, so they had better be prepared for many more trips to Ireland and the UK before they finally get to meet everyone.
We had chosen some sights around London that we wanted Tom and Judy to see. The changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, of course, is always high on the list for any visitor to London and, with my sister and niece as our very efficient guides, we set out for there on the day after our arrival. It was a spectacular event and a great opportunity to get some nice videos and pictures. Unfortunately, the day was marred by a very unfortunate accident which Judy suffered when she was knocked over by a lady pushing a baby buggy who was more interested in talking to her friend than paying attention to where she was going.
Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace
Panoramic view of Queen Victoria Memorial and plaza
Part of the Changing Of The Guard cermony
Judy’s accident was an unfortunate occurrence and one that affected all of us deeply, but she carried on bravely and despite the fact that she was in considerable pain throughout the remainder of the visit, we managed to get in quite a bit of sightseeing.
View of London from the top of the wheel
Maria and Louise enjoying the flight on the wheel
Judy celebrated her birthday during our London visit. Following are some pictures taken at a family gathering to celebrate the event.
Tracy and John
Everyone wants the last piece