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Hello Owls and Larks,

It has been raining off and on for most of the day here, wind has been pretty keen too but not too cold. Shipping News!Very Happy

Spent an hour over at our daughters late afternoon saw our Grandson too who tells me he had a great time in London for a couple of days. I reminisced over years ago when I lived and worked there.

Just made a cuppa, let's hope this time I don't drop it.Very Happy just off to take a tour of the site and then lamps out later.

Hope all owls and larks are well.

If you can't sleep and there are others on line then have a natter here.

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams
Camillax

Posted at 2nd Aug 2017 - 11:10PM   Posted by Camilla   I Can't sleep Chat Post Comments: 7

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Posted by: Camilla on 2nd Aug 2017 at 11:22PM

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Camilla's Avatar Off to my down pilows. Nighty night dear owls and larks.

Sweetest of Dreams.

Well done KKC for getting charades right Very Happy

Have a good day everyone .

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 2nd Aug 2017 at 11:49PM

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Fennie's Avatar I can't remember how old is your grandson, Camilla, or when you left London for that matter. When I go back to London now it seems so different as almost to be unrecognizable. Even quite a few years ago I got on a bus and offered 20p or something like that for a fare that used to be 10p only to be told that it was now £2 or some such outlandish sum. I should have taken my cue from tube prices. Only the parks and grand buildings remain much the same. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 3rd Aug 2017 at 07:48AM

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Camilla's Avatar Morning Fennie and Everyone,

Raining heavily in the night, blue sky with puffy clouds today, forecast is dry with sunny intervals. 22 degrees and cool keen breeze.

Grandson will be 18 on the 18th of this month Fennie he is taller than meVery Happy a large family gathering and with his girlfriend and his pals will be at his special birthday bash that weekend, we are all hoping the weather will be kind as planning on big BBQ in garden with music too.Very Happy

I left London in April 1970 Fennie when I got married there although I used to go back frequently as my mother lived there so too my in laws. We moved near Mill Hill in the suburbs when we got married. Stayed there 15 years and moved to Norfolk pernamently in 1985.

I thought London looked exactly the same around the part of London I used to live Fennie just that some of the shops were now posh art shops, the super pub we used to go to is still there Harcourt Arms .

Oh yes bus fares are much more expensive since then I remember paying just sixpence from Edgware Road to Tottenham Court Road Fennie.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 3rd Aug 2017 at 09:00AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar When I first started taking the bus to work from one side of the Firth to the other it was £1.20, on the odd occasion I would have to take a taxi it was £5 something. Now the Taxi would be over £15 but the bus fare is only £2.80... inflation seems to have gone a bit skewed somewhere. Shocked

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 3rd Aug 2017 at 11:21AM

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Fennie's Avatar When I first started taking the bus the fare was a penny ha'penny - can't even write that in symbols on my keyboard. But I was under 14 or whatever it was; the full fare was 3d and the conductor carried his change in a vast leather satchel which must have weighed a ton given the weight of copper in it. Pennies came with all sorts of monarch's heads back to early Queen Victoria and were well worn. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 3rd Aug 2017 at 02:31PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar I've got my Grannies tin of pennies, it's only missing 2 or 3 years from Victoria's reign.
I didn't need to take the bus to my first couple of jobs then I cycled to the next but drew the line at a 6 mile bike ride through the city centre then over the Kessock bridge in all weathers when I went to work in our PO.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 3rd Aug 2017 at 05:00PM

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