Friday, 23 May 2008

Sightseeing - at home!!

With all this travelling around the world, seeing wonderful, historic or exotic far-away places it’s strange when we stop and think about what’s on our own doorstep!!

Yesterday we travelled up to London to see the hit musical Billy Elliott – what a really, really great show and what wonderful talented youngsters there are about!! If you’ve not yet seen the show – then get some tickets and treat yourself to something quite special and spectacular!

But on the way we had an hour or so to spare so we walked around Parliament Square and across to Westminster Abbey, built before the time of William the Conqueror who was the very first English Monarch to have his Coronation there in 1066 – that’s followed by well over 1000 years of superb British history!!

There lie the mortal remains of English Kings and Queens down the ages including notably Queen Elizabeth I. You’ll also find the tombs of many, many other famous people like Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, Handel and the Explorer David Livingstone, Sir Isaac Newton, William Wilberforce and many others, all under one roof! And there are memorials too to folks who aren’t actually buried there like Winston Churchill and William Shakespeare.

There really is so much to see and take in and we didn’t have time to get round everything – the Nave was also closed to the public as there was a Service going on so we’ve decided to go again soon and make a day of it and see everything properly.

Amazing what you find right under your nose, isn’t it?!!