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London Remembered

Today as I was rummaging through the old shoebox looking for something else,
I stumbled upon these memories of Sandra's and mine from our 1990 London visit.


Unfortunately Sandra is no longer able to take long flights so I'm contemplating a solo trip to Ireland, early 2019



















Twenty eight years ago, Oh how things have changed!


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Re: London Remembered

Nice Mark. That typical Australian Hat

Can you remember your room at Holland Park, Is it similar to those ABNB? Was thinking of that on my next trip.
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Re: London Remembered

Thanks Henry, yes I do remember our room at Holland Park (IMG's #3 red circle, #4) but am hopeless at anagrams, what is "ABNB"?

The hat of was very similar to the one I bought recently except that the London one was suede leather and the current one is lightweight, waterproof, packable oilskin most suitable for 40C temperatures that we are expecting today.
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Re: London Remembered

ABNB - probably AirBnB
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Re: London Remembered

I was a regular at the Bloomsbury Tavern, 1976-79, while living round the corner.
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Re: London Remembered

Interesting to see London in the not to distant past. Thanks for sharing your holiday photos with us.
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Re: London Remembered

Some great memories there, Mark. I remember drinking 'arf 'n 'arf back in the day.
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Great memories I'm sure. Young looking lad in these photos. I wonder who he is.
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Re: London Remembered

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I was a regular at the Bloomsbury Tavern, 1976-79, while living round the corner.
Quite a coincidence, I love the atmosphere of English pubs, Mark. Although not a complete teetotaller I do occasionally enjoy a congenial beer.

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Interesting to see London in the not to distant past. Thanks for sharing your holiday photos with us.
To me it seems like a long time ago but the memories are as vivid as yesterday's.

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Some great memories there, Mark. I remember drinking 'arf 'n 'arf back in the day.
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Great memories I'm sure. Young looking lad in these photos. I wonder who he is.
That young wanker is my alter ego, OM.
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Re: London Remembered

London looking very serene Mark, just wondering what I was doing back in 1990
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Re: London Remembered

Thanks Huw, during our 6 weeks UK visit in October 1990 can you believe, sunny blue skies daily, it rained not once.

I too wonder where you were and what you might have been doing then. :}
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Thanks Huw, during our 6 weeks UK visit in October 1990 can you believe, sunny blue skies daily, it rained not once.

I too wonder where you were and what you might have been doing then. :}
We had just returned from a holiday in the La Rochelle area of France, actually on the Île de Ré.
France was having a heat wave, particularly in that area as I remember and it was scorching. It was of course the summer that England had another nearly but not quite moment with Bobby Robson in charge.
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We had just returned from a holiday in the La Rochelle area of France, actually on the Île de Ré.
France was having a heat wave, particularly in that area as I remember and it was scorching. It was of course the summer that England had another nearly but not quite moment with Bobby Robson in charge.
Additional to the 6 weeks we spent in the UK we also spent two weeks in Germany and Austria when the weather was also fine although I would not describe it as a heatwave by our standards. I wasn't a football fan or rather a soccer fan at the time so I am unfamiliar with Bobby Robson. If the syntax sounds a bit odd it's because I am using voice text on my new Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, a sort of DIY course in public speaking.


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