Following on from it was English Heritage’s turn to get in on the act, as Heather and I took her Mum, Gemma, Doug, Esther, and of course Evie to see the gardens of Eltham Palace transformed into an enchanted world.
Of things to do on a afternoon going to a place well known for excrement may not be high on the list. When that place is part of the mass Victorian infrastructure of London things are different though. So Heather, Gemma, and I went out to find Crossness Pumping Station.
The weekend saw Heather’s birthday and so to celebrate, with her mum and Gemma, we headed into London. There we took in some of the Lumiere London festival of light, before dinner at the Rainforest Cafe, followed by a bit more of Lumiere.
One of the more surprisingly enjoyable events of last year was the , so news that there were tall ships again this year took Heather, Gemma, Heather’s Mum, and I to Woolwich Arsenal to look at them. Unfortunately, the spectacle was nowhere near as good.