And in the blink of an eye it's Friday again! Time to look through the camera card to look and see what I have captured. I am absolutely delighted to share with you a few photos of another trip down to London on what was the beginning of a sun shiny day. My trip this time was work related and involved entering the House of Lords at Westminster. Normally no photos can be taken here but out on the terrace (the part you can see from Westminster Bridge and the opposite side of the river) I was able to capture a few extra special moments.
So, No. 1 of my Five on Friday is the view from the House of Lords Terrace. Looking over my favourite river towards Westminster Bridge and the London Eye. The perfect place to sit with colleagues and enjoy a cup of coffee. A very happy view indeed.
Scaffolding above us for the maintenance of such an iconic and beautiful building. The red awning to signify the Lords area and the green for the Commons. Big Ben striking the hours and the quarter hours above us. A very special view.
After walking through the incredible rooms and halls with paintings, chandeliers, ancient books on tall bookcases lining the lush corridors (oh yes I was in heaven!), old clocks above ornate doors, we were shown into the Lord's Chamber and stood near the throne. Solid gold and incredible beauty surrounded us. A place that is so surreal and hard to believe I was standing there.
2. After lunch (House of Lords fish and chips were incredible!) we had to leave before the House sits and this is when we realised the sun had disappeared as it did last week when I was in Greenwich.
Then, thunder and lightening of epic proportions!! TAXI!!!! This is the view from the taxi window as we passed Westminster Abbey!
3. From the City to the Country and the hustle and bustle of London is a long way away. Here on the Fen me and Tia walk amongst the wildflowers look up at the enormous skies. The contrast of my view from one day to the next couldn't be any different.
The yellow and red lines on busy London streets are replaced by the green and blue lines of the dykes. The yellows and greens are now being interrupted by scrumptious reds of other flowers popping up.
With occasional flashes of vibrant fiery red in amongst the luscious green wheat swaying in the Fen winds.
4. With my past two trips to London having me dancing in the rain, it is only right that I show you my progress so far with the Sheepjes CAL for this blanket. I am way behind, but loving the new stitches I am discovering and viewing while resting in the evenings.
5. Lastly, well it has to be a little view of my Tia. One year ago I met this little girl after she had been rescued. One year on she has survived so much change, being spoilt, tooth loss and long happy walks making new furry friends along the way. She still hates cats but there are none on the Fen so she can safely trot off with her little friends and incredibly happy. Here she is on the swing enjoying the sun! I have never known a dog to love the sunshine so much, she practically sunbathes!!
So that's my five views of my week to share with the lovely Amy at Love Made My Home's Five on Friday. Go along and read some lovely blogs showcasing their five too.
Have a lovely weekend.