Saturday, 15 December 2018

We Had A Few More Letters To Post,

it seemed a shame to disturb the Magpies,

 but there it is,

 and here am I dressed for the cold,

 as was Diana,

 the bus was a bit crowded, so we went upstairs and bagged the front seats, so a picture of the local bus station, as we roared past,

 and the cat in Catford,

 we decided to walk through Blackheath village,

 taking a few photographs as we went,

 and here was surprise, when Diana ordered our coffee table I had never heard of the company she ordered it from, Oliver Bonas, and here is one of their outlets in Blackheath,

we continued towards the heath,

looking at shops,

and their displays as we went,

we soon arrived on the heath,

the church on the heath,

well Diana just had to have another pose,

one part of the heath was being used for a football match,

in the center,

a commemorative circle,

we approached,

and then walked into Greenwich park, past the gate house,

to the Christmas tree stall,

now the leaves are off,

it is easy to see how the trees have been pruned in the past,

easy to park today, not so in the summer,

a quick pose by Diana,

this tree is enormous, it is difficult to scale its size, but you can walk underneath it without bending over to give you some idea of how big it is, the bandstand, where I sent so many Sundays years ago listening to the band, on the left in the picture,

we stopped,

for another photograph,

as we neared the pavilion,

before looking at the view, old and modern in one photograph,

and at the old power station and O2,

and a quick pose,

from Diana,

we were of course at the Greenwich Observatory,

the world's standard for time keeping,

down the hill we went,

arriving opposite the Greenwich Tavern,

we walked to the square, on the corner just before it Nauticalia, which as it's name suggests sells nautical memorabilia,

and in the square itself, another Oliver Bonas, they are popping up everywhere!

we walked round the outside of the square,

then decided to walk inside,

to look at some of the stalls in the inside market,

there was also a large outside area selling food,

we wandered inside for a quick look,

at some of the stalls,

but first we were both hungry,

so after looking at a number of restaurants we went with this one, Green Village, which coincidentally we eat at in June 2010,

'Cheers!', well it would be impolite to start without a wine for lunch,

Diana chose a chicken kebab,

I went with the mixed kebab,

well a second glass was in order,

we both really enjoyed the meal,

meal over we headed back to the covered stall section of the market,

where there were so many stalls,

offering a variety of crafts,

like these hand made,

flowers and peacocks,

Diana spotted a couple of cravats,

which I have taken to wearing, they remarkably good to keep throat and upper chest warm,

so many stalls to look at,

and a nice touch, illuminated stars above the stalls,

a craftsman,

at work,

some where in there,

a stall holder is taking a nap,

shops line the outside of the square,

back to the stalls,

we had moved to a different area,

where secondhand goods,

were being offered for sale,

if you are into commemorative wear, this is the stall for you,

and this one for necklaces,

looking over,

we made a move for the bus stop, looking at what once was the Dreadnought Seaman's Hospital for Sailors,

past the church,

and Bill's,

we had a look into another albeit smaller market,

with a couple of ducks on prominent display,

enough to drive you quackers! well I thought it was funny,

we were soon at the bus stop,

and arrived in Lewisham, we stopped to do a little shopping, and then caught the number 54 bus home for the last part of our journey,

after our evening meal, it was time for our advent calendar chocolates,

and after that I was out to meet up with Steve, for a beer or two, on the way I decided to play with the camera in low light conditions,

taking a few photographs,

of houses,

in the neighborhood,

and at the gate house,

the Christmas tree in the front garden,

after deciding that O'Neil's was more than a bit noisy,

we walked past the church,

a Christmas tree or two and settled in the Coach and Horses, for the evening,

drinks over back past the church and after saying good bye to Steve I was home, we are only making one post today, as we are having problems with logging in to my BT page, after lots of help from the BT engineer it was found out that there is an issue between Google and MY BT page, by using a different browser the problem was solved, so I am a little late with today's post so I will only make this one, and so with a nightcap last night, we were off to bed.

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