Thursday, July 11, 2013

Awesome Birthday Adventure


 If you ever wondered what happiness looks like, this is it: a wonderful partner, a trip to London, and a glass of champagne in Champagne Charlies. But that was just the start of a fabulous adventure.

Yes, it was my birthday, yesterday. David has come home, and I have resumed my role as wife, hence the bigger than normal smile. And, please note the badge, 'Perfect Wife,' it came with my birthday card, and I wear it with pride.



Well, I did ask for something exciting for my birthday, and this is what David came up with, two tickets for the Thames Rib Experience, which was indeed an unforgettable journey along London's world famous waterway, on a thrilling, roller coaster speed boat. We went all the way down to the Thames Barrier, taking in the sights. Oh, it was FUN!




After putting on coats and life jackets we boarded the twelve seat speed boat.
 The skippers, Andy and Mark, made sure that the trip was exhilarating, and they even played 'Happy Birthday' as we sped past the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, The London Eye, London Bridge, HMS Belfast, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Greenwich, The O2 Arena, up to the Flood Barrier and back to the Embankment.

Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament
 Exciting, or wot!
The London Eye

The Shard



The Tower of London

Tower Bridge

The Thames Flood Barrier



 And, of course, a family meal to round off a perfect day. Here we are at ChomChom in Beckenham, with Jo and Jack. Hopefully, we shall get together with our other grandchildren, Star and Jade, very soon. Thanks to Skype, I am able to see our son and family, and hope to make a trip north to visit them very soon.
Thanks my perfect husband, for a wonderful birthday.


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