Sunday, 11 August 2013

Mike and Roses

Happy belated Celebrate The Small Things day.  Yes, again I'm a few days late.  Over the summer my weeks seem to have become busier and busier.  But here I am.

This week has been great.  The sun has been shining which is always a bonus in England.

On Monday I was able to go back to Pilates after having missed a few weeks because of work, and because I fell down a rabbit hole.  I felt great afterwards!

On Tuesday, the boy and I went to London for the day.  The weather was just right, not too hot, not too cold, and it wasn't too busy either.  We went to Trafalgar Square, and saw this very interesting statue ...

We then went on a Rock 'n' Roll walking tour, which took us to various places where The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and many others played back in the olden days.

This is the art gallery where Yoko Ono and John Lennon met for the first time ...

And this record shop used to be The Bricklayers Arms; a pub where The Rolling Stones used to practise ...

Just walking through London you could miss some little gems.  After the tour we went to the O2 to go to the British Music Experience.  It's a museum containing original pieces of music memorabilia from the past century or so of British music.  It's well worth a visit.

As most of you know, I've only been working at my job (at the town library) for a few months and it's great.  I still get excited going into work, as the people are so lovely.  The other day I was helping a customer and he thanked me and went away.  About 10-15 minutes later he came back with some flowers for me to thank me for helping him!  I hadn't expected that at all.  I was just doing my job, but he must have really appreciated it.

And the boy bought me a young Mike Wazowski (from Monsters University).  He's so cute; he's got little braces on his teeth and everything!

These are the things I'm celebrating this week.  How about you?


  1. This sounds like a lovely week - great pictures! :)

  2. Hope all is well!
    Pilates, I haven't done it in years but enjoyed it when I did, I should start again.

    That is one adorable young Mike Wazowski :D

  3. What beautiful posts! Sorry I'm late in commenting. Last week was too busy and only got to a few folks. It is great to be at a job where you not only feel appreciated, but you like the people and atmosphere too. Happy for you.

    And it looks like you guys had a great time on that rock & roll tour. :)

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  4. Oh,thank you for sharing the pictures! They're wonderful. We have friends from England. Two of them recently moved there and we miss them immensely. Happy weekend.

  5. Nice photos. A sunny day is always something to celebrate. Have a fantastic weekend and a great week ahead. :)

  6. What a delightful little trip that was for me reading your blog. Very sweet. Cheers!

  7. The flowers....what a nice gesture. I love little surprises like that and I'm sure it made your customer feel pretty good, too.

  8. Aww! That customer sounds so sweet and appreciative. It's instances like that when you really realize how much your job has an impact on people! I am visiting London in May and I cannot wait to explore! It's been one of my number one dream places to go!

  9. I love the pictures! We have friends in the U. K. and we miss them so much. Hope you have a great weekend.

  10. Sounds like you had a wonderful time in London. That walking tour sounds right up my alley!