What do you do when you have to kill a bit of time?
I went to visit my aunt (the incredible inflating woman) today in the hospital and thankfully she is returning to normal. However she is in a new ward and they wouldn't let us in between 1.30 - 3 pm as it was "rest time". As we arrived at 2 which was the time allowed in the other ward it was a real pain so we had an hour to kill.
We went just outside a few hundred yards to this!
London Bridge is just on the left out of shot, the Gerkin is slap bang in the middle of the City, HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge are on the right. Its so easy to take it for granted as this is the area I grew up in, my secondary school was about half a mile further down river from Tower Bridge. But on a lovely day seeing all the tourists running around doing the touristy things I realised how lucky I am.
Not only have I lived a lot of my life near the south bank of the Thames I worked on it for a lot of years as well. I could take you on a tour from Tower to Westminster Bridges of all the pubs I've been drunk in!
Now a-days I feel like I live in a different world to this, I'm all of 8 miles from London Bridge!!