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18th December

semi-overcast 10 °C

In London at the moment, before leaving on my Contiki tour. Have to be up bright and early tomorrow morning to meet for the tour at 6.45am!!

Last night I went out to do a bit of looking around at London in Christmas lights. Went to Trafalgar square where the fountains were on this time, and it is decorated with a big Christmas tree. Very pretty.

Today I went around to some of the museums I didn't get to go to last time I was here - the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum. (Though I spent progressively shorter times at each one as the day went on as I was running out of time!) But what I saw at each one was good. At the British Museum I happened to come across the clock room at precisely 12 noon, so was able to get the most out of a room full of chiming clocks! Saw some great sculptures, history of fashion, and an interactive light/sound display at the V&A. And dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum.

Then I ran out of time and had to go to my pre-departure meeting for Contiki. Which only took about 5 minutes and all they told us was they are strict on the 20kg luggage limit - I don't know how much mine weighs but its nowhere near what my suitcase weighed coming over here so I'm sure it's fine. And also to meet at 6.45am. Yuk.

Anyway, I have taken a few pretty pictures of London but you'll have to wait a couple of weeks for them, along with all the other pictures I take in Europe.

I'm so tired right now that I don't really have the energy to be excited about leaving for my trip tomorrow! But I know I'm actually dying with excitement on the inside, and I'm sure I'll feel it tomorrow!

Posted by Jessie M 11:06 Archived in United Kingdom

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Hi Jessie! I'm tired just reading about your day in London! Have a great time in Europe, just watch out for those pick-pockets and bag-snatchers - keep your eye on your belongings 100% of the time and don't carry your bag or backpack over one shoulder - easy for someone on a motorbike to snatch in a minisecond. And if approached by someone over something trivial e.g. asking the time, help with a map, asking for money, etc, just be aware that they could be distracting you for the purpose of stealing your purse or whatever.
Not wishing to be a wet blanket, but you'll have a wonderful time if you're extra careful like your boring old auntie! Lots of love, S&G.

by sueappleto

I didnt get me email telling me this entry was here until today when I came to check your itinerary - dont know how much internet time you'll get while away - not much I guess - you'll be so busy! Hope the energy kicks in ok while you're away. love Mum

by bevmaxwell

You are one lucky young lady Jess-,and thoughtful with it.Fancy taking time to blog for us You should read Bill Brysons book as I am at present titled'Notes from a SMALL ISLAND" It would give you a different perspective on England!He is my favourite author! I thought that I had read all of his books.until I came across this one in our library today.Have a Merry Xmas Jess -not too merry though

by tedmoss

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