Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bombo and Sam's Excellent Adventure To London

Hi!  Bombo here ...

We were up early yesterday as we were taking our owners to London for a big day out.

We walked down to the railway station at Macclesfield. weeing as much as possible as we were going to be on the train for 1.45 hours.  The Virgin train was half an hour late but, no worries, we just walked around Macclesfield station and completely emptied our bladders on the station pot plants.

We had a great trip down and were most impressed by the Virgin train, it was very quiet and smooth...

We jumped onto a double decker which took us straight to Trafalgar Square...

Sam watched as I did my Lion impersonation! 

Elaine held on to us because we didn't know how close we could get to the guard, this one seems to have lost his horse!

I got a bit closer to him and he nearly cracked a smile ...

We sat on the wall in Whitehall and checked out the The Cenotaph ...

Apparently some bloke lives here who runs the country.  He must be important, the coppers protecting him had bloody machine guns!

Sam wasn't interested and was still looking at the cenotaph ...

Whoever this chap was he seemed to like Range Rovers ...

Behind Sam is where this Downing Street chap works

We were going to ring up our mates back in Oz and tell them what a great time we were having and how we were allowed to travel on all public transport free, but we couldn't reach the bloody receiver :-(

I was checking out the river and didn't even notice some bloody big Grandfather clock behind me.

Sam said, "quick, get here - there is a narrowboat going underneath us".  It wasn't, but I did tell him that one day we would be going down the rather large large canal below us ...

Mum tried to show us this big mousewheel thingy but we weren't interested ...

We  don't give  a s**t we are not looking at it. 

By now we needed some grass, man - so they took us to St James park where we had some very close encounters with some funny looking rats that can climb trees. Apparently they are grey squirrels, we both went mental at them and wanted to kill the bloody things!

Whilst we were in the park Elaine rang her niece Josie, who lives in London....blow me down - she was sun bathing in St James Park...

We met with Josie and she loved us and we loved her, she said  that an old Queen lived down the road and that we should go down the road and check her house out as it was much better than the bloke that runs the country's place!
Plus, she had been an old Queen for 60 years and there was a bit of a party going on.  Now we know why mum and dad has made us wear these bloody Union Jack cravats around our necks all day, plus lots of tourists had been taking photos of us!
They were erecting this huge stage outside her house, we asked about tickets and apparently its corgis only, bloody short arses!   

We were getting a bit hot by now so the old man and Josie had to carry us a bit, I also think that the old man was gagging for a beer!

This is The Queen's pad behind me, she was having a garden party around the back and we saw lots of very well dressed people some had lots of chains around their necks; I thought that we were the only ones that wore bling.  

Sam was shocked that we couldn't get tickets for the concert or go to the garden party  ...

We even spotted an older London bus but is was going the wrong way!

By now the old man had now been joined by Elaine and Josie and they were all whinging that they wanted a beer - what's wrong with water?!! Josie suggested Camden which is pretty close to Euston, to get the train home 
We ended up in a nice little pub called The Engineer, where they all had a few pints, we had a little sleep and then people came and made a big fuss of us!

It was getting close to 9pm so we left the pub and caught the tube; apparently lots of people travel on these hot and sweaty things every morning and night going to work....stuff that!  We had to laugh because every time that we came to the escalators we had to be carried - wish I was a St Bernard :-)

We hugged and kissed Josie at the station, we said that she can stay on our floating kennel anytime and help Elaine with the locks.

As soon as we got on the train, that was it - I crashed out under the seat ...

Sam crashed out on mum, who crashed out as well - as for the old man, well he just sat there and drunk a bottle of red on his own!

When we got off the train it was a quick 20 min walk back to the boat.
We had a good night cuppa and were in bed at midnight  It was such a fantastic day, they reckon they might take us down there again because there is something going on where people run in circles and have swimming races etc. They said that they had been to one of these Olympic things before in Sydney in 2000, we wern't born then. They said that the atmosphere was great!  Also they have hired a car for this long weekend coming up as it seems like there are a few parties going on for this Queen bird - and as a special treat we we are going to the Crick boatshow on Saturday to look at lots of Sardine cans and bits that go in them.

Love Bombo xx    
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  1. What a fantastic post! We would be interested in the logistics of taking the dogs on all that public transport, eg costs, restrictions, etc. We have been without a dog now since our last border terrier died last year. We visit our daughter in London regularly, but now do it by train, as it is much easier, and, if booked early enough, also cost effective. We are now starting to think about perhaps another border terrier pup, but this was one of our concerns.

    1. Hi Guys
      Virgin allow you to take 2 dogs and there is no charge, buses free, tube free but you do have to carry them on the escalators, which makes sense. We really enjoyed it.

  2. A great post guys, better than 'the old man's'.. Glad you enjoyed London and all the new places you are welcome in the UK!

    1. We are loving the unrestricted access, we went for a long walk today and ended up in a little village pub, we caught a bus back.

  3. Great Pictures of your day in London Sam and Bombo, so funny! Hope to meet you at the Crick Boat Show! Oscar, Doug and James

    1. We are going on Saturday, we will keep our eyes peeled.

  4. Absolutely terrific post,
    really enjoyed that, & so clever with the 'little boys'.
    Bless 'em. (and yourselves).

  5. I've always had a problem with the policy that "dogs must be carried on escalators": I don't have a dog!

  6. Hi Elaine & Paul,
    What a fantastic day those two boys had, you must have walked the legs off them both :-)
    We are at Crick for the three days so perhaps we'll cross paths and can have a chin wag. Would love to say "hi" to you all as we both enjoy your adventures.
    regards Steve & Chris

    1. Hi Guys
      We will be there Saturday, look out for 2 little white dogs with Union Jack cravats on.

  7. Paul & Elaine,
    What a great way to remember a fantastic day out. Bombo writes so well! I see this being a regular thing. :)

    1. He is very proud of his first and last effort!