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GinN Report 31 May 2013 17:20

Hi, MotownGal - yes, the guide did show us Thomas Sayers tomb, and told us his story. I was quite disappointed not to see Christina Rossetti's tomb, or that of Elizabeth Siddal, Rossetti's wife, but never mind.
I know what you mean about Camden Lock, but the Stables area is good for foraging around..
Typical how the weather is wonderful today!
Lynda :-)


MotownGal Report 31 May 2013 20:34

Lynda, the Stables were refurbished a few years ago. All the statues were added. Gosh I can remember when it was a railway turntable in the Roundhouse, and all those little shops were engine shops.

They are going to erect a statue to Amy Winehouse on the balcony of the Roundhouse sometime this year.

As I said, it depends who takes you around Highgate Cemetery. One man took us around and showed us a tomb that had an underground cellar. The wife had died, and the husband used to sit down there with his dearly departed!

Yep, the weather is improving just as I am going back to work!



CupCakes Report 31 May 2013 20:58

Good to see people actually living in my neck of the woods.

I keep looking out for ideas for my grandchildren during the hols that don't cost an arm and a leg.

Today we went to the Pollock's Toy museum by Goodge street station. Two houses joined together - one built 1780 te other 1880 - gosh weren't they small back then.
Absolutely magical - kids loved it.

The original Sootie, Sweep & Sue hand puppets are there - donated by Harry Corbett - a soppy moment.

Brought tears to my eyes seeing the old sewing machine my mother bought me when I was 5 years old.

Excited children telling their dad later - he remarked shows how old nanny is if a sewing machine she had as a child is now in a museum- cheeky sweep.


MotownGal Report 31 May 2013 22:54

Have you been to the Museum of Childhood, at Bethnal Green, Sue?

I think it is still free to go in. Lots of toys there from Victorian times onwards.

During half terms they have activity sessions.


eRRolSheep Report 1 Jun 2013 00:57

Go to Paris


MotownGal Report 1 Jun 2013 10:52


:-S :-S


eRRolSheep Report 1 Jun 2013 11:03

parce que c'est fantastique et cela semblait être une bonne idée!


MotownGal Report 1 Jun 2013 15:20

Mais toute le monde pourra se joindre a nos conversations? Je ne crois pas. Allons-nous continuer en Anglais, mon ami?

Devriez-vous pas etre coiffe d'un beret?


eRRolSheep Report 1 Jun 2013 15:51

J'ai une garde-robe de merveilleux chapeaux, mais je suis d'accord que le parler en français peut-être pas idéal


MotownGal Report 1 Jun 2013 19:32

Je suis d'accord. Permet de revenir à l'anglais .................. sarcasme n'est pas très bon en français. Je ne peux pas l'inflexion correctement. Accord?


eRRolSheep Report 1 Jun 2013 19:33



MotownGal Report 1 Jun 2013 19:35

Fank gawd for that!!!!!

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


eRRolSheep Report 1 Jun 2013 19:38

lmao - really made me laugh thank you


MotownGal Report 1 Jun 2013 19:44

My pleasure!!!!


eRRolSheep Report 1 Jun 2013 19:48

I still reckon Paris is better though lolol


MotownGal Report 1 Jun 2013 20:01

#pulls chiffon scarf around head, and hankerchief in hand..........#

Non ! Rien de rien
Non ! Je ne regrette rien
Ni le bien qu'on m'a fait
Ni le mal tout ça m'est bien égal !

Non ! Rien de rien
Non ! Je ne regrette rien
C'est payé, balayé, oublié
Je me fous du passé !

Avec mes souvenirs
J'ai allumé le feu
Mes chagrins, mes plaisirs
Je n'ai plus besoin d'eux !

Balayées les amours
Et tous leurs trémolos
Balayés pour toujours
Je repars à zéro

Non ! Rien de rien
Non ! Je ne regrette rien
Ni le bien, qu'on m'a fait
Ni le mal, tout ça m'est bien égal !

Non ! Rien de rien
Non ! Je ne regrette rien
Car ma vie, car mes joies
Aujourd'hui, ça commence avec toi !

Mercy buttercups!


eRRolSheep Report 1 Jun 2013 20:22

aha a classic song from a classic chantreuse.

and one of the greatest short films ever was C'etait un Rendezvous


MotownGal Report 8 Jul 2013 09:10

Thought this might be of interest to Londoners and people visiting our fair city over the Summer.

Wednesday, 9pm on Yesterday Channel 19 Freeview.

The Geffrye Museum, former Almshouses turned into a museum in Hoxton. Professor Hutton shows us around.


Joeva Report 8 Jul 2013 10:12

Thanks for the posting MotownGal , look forward to seeing that.

I took a friend there about three years ago he had never visited the museum
before and thought it was amazing. At the back of the building there is a herb
garden with all the plants named and what they are used for. There was also
different plots of plants showing what was grown from each century. Very
interesting and well worth a visit.


Graham Report 8 Jul 2013 10:46

I thought the best view in London was the view in the rear view mirror whilst driving west bound on the M4 :-D