Back to London, our last days in England!

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Jill's view of the Changing of the Guard.

We spent a great final few days back in London, staying again with our friends Keith and Juliet and their boys, and also spending time with Jill's sister Sally and our friends Suz, Mark and Caitlin.

 

We decided to do one more touristy thing in London which neither of us had done before - to see the Changing of the Guard at Buck Pally. Oh my gosh. We have never experienced such persistent "tourist rage" in all our travels! People were jostling at the Buck Pally gates, sticking their cameras on top of people's heads and shoving them against people's noses in order to try and get a picture of the ceremony. Jill, being somewhat vertically challenged, didn't end up seeing any of the event as her head was pressed up against an American student's back, a burly Italian man's shoulder and a desperate photographer's right elbow.

Brent at Abbey Road studios, of Beatles fame.
It was all a bit ridiculous! And for what? To get a peek at some men in hats standing unnaturally straight while transferring a gun from one shoulder to the other with a medley of British fanfares playing in the background? Honestly!

 

We also had a final visit to Soul Survivor Watford, and got to hang out with some people from there on the Sunday. We played a card game called "President" in which Brent managed to win (he wanted that included in the blog, that he is "president"). It was great to catch up with some of the Soul people and to meet some new people there too. They are looking forward to next April when they come to Canberra.

 

We left England having enjoyed spending time with friends and family, chilling out in interesting places and marvelling at the grandeur of this tiny island.

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