Can I just say that after working in Australian government departments for around 26 years I was blown away by just how similar the office felt to all of my previous offices!! If it had not been for the view of London buses & cabs out the window, I swear I could have been back in Oz!! Especially with all the Australian accents all around. Very weird & kinda homesick making.
No photos allowed inside but the outside makes up for it. Does anyone remember the Goblin bank Gringotts in the Harry Potter films?? This is the building & you can see why when you look at the over the top statues & gilding.
As I was already out & The Prince's office was on the way home I called and arranged to meet for lunch. We had a lovely Chicken Pad Thai overlooking the Tower Bridge, Tower & the Thames. Tons of tourists milling around almost to the point of bloody annoying on the bridge LOL.
Despite all good intentions, I didn't manage to get to the bridge to see the Olympic rings lit up but as I missed the same thing in Sydney, I seem to have started a trend. However as I went across the bridge I did manage to get some pics of them in the upright storage position. Use your imagination & you can see them hanging down LOL.
|Old London Style|
|New London style|
|Love this building & the sister Gherkin, the panes of glass are just gorgeous!|
|Just squint & tilt your head for the full impact LOL|
Have I mentioned I am so over being sick?? I have had several yucky side effects you can imagine from the steroids & antibiotics & I can't even read or watch telly comfortably cause my eyes are still streaming like open taps. I know a cold is not the worst thing I could have but gee they are annoying! Between the sneezing, coughing & crashing from the medication I have been completely unproductive. Well unless you count still cooking, cleaning & washing etc. Must be Femme Flu. LOL
Hoping tomorrow is a better day & I can get onto the bee blocks & charity quilt.
Would love to be loving what I do.