Day 8 – Saturday 8th September

So indeed goodbye Belgium, goodbye France and goodbye Monaco…

And hello…………… London !

Thought y’all would appreciate the somewhat modest accommodation we stayed in last night. You can imagine we cracked a couple of jokes amongst ourselves considering where we stayed last night and all of last week.


We head back to Gatwick airport for yet another train ride. As we are now so familiar with this mode of transport, we grabbed another photo to add to our growing train experiences.


London was London just even more hectically busy due to Olympic fever. We stop at Earls Court tube and are met with a sight I haven’t seen since Oasis were one of the biggest things on the planet; Earls
Court itself of course. I did take photos but they came out dreadfully so never mind.

We checked into our hotel for the night; a standard Best Western except there was a problem with our room so we got upgraded to a club room. I know, I know – the luck! Anyway, it was so pleasant we felt it deserved a picture or two.

Anyhow tonight is Kate’s last surprise:


She loves anything Ballet related as she used to do some in her younger days. As such, I’ve booked us tickets for tonight’s showing of Billy Elliot. I did research this before booking and its popularity and reviews were enough for me to proceed with this. Also, Elton John did the music so hopefully there will be one of his in there somewhere. ‘Measure of a man’ would go down rather well.

So folks, this is to be the final blog page for the foreseeable future so there’s not much left to say other than thanks for checking up on us and showing an interest, you know it’ll remembered. Again, I hope I’ve inspired the less well traveled people to see with enough planning, you really can see and do so much in such a short space of time and it really can be done on budget with some unnecessary extravagances excluded.

I’m proud to announce my reign is being passed over to another ‘Ghini’ – the youngest variant. I’m selling (practically giving away) my trusty little netbook to my little brother who is traveling the world in less than a couple of weeks! Note to self – must not get emotional!

Anyhow, follow him here:

Bonsoir all.

  • #1 written by mamma resteghini
    about 9 years ago

    It has been lovely reading your blog. You have done and seen so much in a short time. Good job you still have a few days to recover when you arrive home tomorrow. Look forward seeing you both. xx

  • #2 written by Hayley
    about 9 years ago

    Looks like you guys have really enjoyed yourselves!! And the travel lodge did make me chuckle! Looking forward to catching up when your back!!

    Hayley xxxx

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