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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Friday, 21 September 2012

40 minutes in Trafalgar Square

It is only a few more days before I set off on 'The Big Trip' (more about that later). Consequently I am rushing around  at the moment sorting things out and am in town quite often. Today as I was crossing Trafalgar Square I noticed a new addition which turned out to be a sound box.
I ventured inside and experienced a completely different world as all the sound of the city disappeared. I was surrounded by a different sound that of a newly composed work. It was beautiful - a real treat.
It was much lighter inside than I had imagined.

Leaving the sound box I wandered back up the steps and walked into a film set.
It hadn't been cordoned off, as is usual when filming is taking place, so I was able, along with other bystanders, to stand and watch.

The stance of a main actor do we think?

Let the dancing begin.

After watching for a little longer I forced myself away as I really needed to be at the travel agency before lunch. Just a short walk away I encountered an astronaut coming towards me to shake my hand. Why? I have no idea but I do wonder why I am going away for 6 weeks when I have so many unusual experiences on my doorstep.


  1. What a nice surprise ! often London is full of surprises. Yes, sometimes I also wonder why I want to travel as there are so many interesting things to see or happen in Brussels too. But I think I can do this later, as long as I am able to travel I will do it ! Where are you going ?
    End November as each year I'll spent 2 weeks at the Red Sea to cut the winter and next year in Mai probably I'll do a roundtrip through Jordan with my girlfriend.

  2. Well, London is a special place, that's for sure. But I would bet that if I walked down the street in Trafalgar Square that I would meet these characters! Must be you!! :-)

  3. What a wonderful happening place .... love the sound box.
    I'm looking forward to seeing where you are going for your trip ... what an exciting time.

  4. Really lovely, very funny. Nice pictures.

  5. Interesting and funny post. I wonder if you ever saw The Bill being filmed? I was addicted to the Bill:)
    Great shots of life in London!

  6. You are going away because other wonderful adventures await! People who love home and find adventures right there really are the best travelers because they know to expect the unexpected and delightful!


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