5th Jan

Last day of Christmas. Boo. For a fitting end to the 12 days, my sister and I attended a performance of The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House. Although the seats were stratospheric, it was impressive (and yes, for all you ballet heads out there, I know The Nutcracker is dull, godawful, tacky, blah but I LIKED IT).

I had a nightmare getting in because Transport for London had decreed that there should be No Transport in West London, and as a result I arrived after curtain up but they found me a dark corner on the balcony from which to watch the 1st act. 

Here’s the view from my favourite bridge as we walked to the Southbank for a very late lunch

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Then a lovely wander around the city in the quiet evening, 

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discovering lovely little alleys

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and hidden churches…and some not so hidden…

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Finally ending up in Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, which has been on its current premises since 1667, and still serves nice beer, has a fireplace and sawdust on the floor. 

Soz about the small photos – not sure why this is happening. 

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