Watson Family Photos
Happy Birthday Jack 30th March 2019 - Happy Birthday Jack

Visiting Granny with Jack, Eve and Sophie
Flying Scotsman 23rd March 2019 - Flying Scotsman

A ride behind the Flying Scotsman at the Swanage Railway, Lou practices her 'Royal Wave' and visits a much smaller engine, 'BERYL', at Corfe Castle
As you'd expect, there were lots of people everywhere but the Swanage Railway had everything organised like clockwork - well done to all involved
Moulin Rouge 8th March 2019 - Pigalle, Paris

A short walk to Place Vendome then a Metro ride to Pigalle to see the famous Moulin Rouge
The Opera 8th March 2019 - The Opera, Paris

Back to The Opera for a look inside this spectacular building
Opera 7th March 2019 - The Opera, Paris

A short Metro ride to Opera but, alas, too late to go inside today so we went to Galeries Lafayette, an amazing Department Store full of very expensive goods!
Notre Dame 7th March 2019 - The Islands, Paris

A short walk across the Seine to the Jardin des Plantes and along the Seine to the Islands and Notre Dame
Across Pont Neuf (the oldest bridge over the Seine) onto Ile de la Cite and then Isle St-Louis
Promenade Plantee 7th March 2019 - Bastille, Paris

To the Place de la Bastille then along the old railway viaduct now a lovely garden, the Promenade Plantee above and Viaduc des Arts in the arches below where we had coffee
Mona Lisa 6th March 2019 - Louvre Museum, Paris

Lunch first in the restaurant, then off to view literally thousands of paintings, statues and other artifacts
We saw the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace
The pyramid and the inverse pyramid were quite spectacular too
Champs-Élysées 6th March 2019 - Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris

Coffee on the Champs-Élysées and it didn't cost an arm and a leg!
Walked from the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre via a detour to Pont Alexandre III to see the wonderful golden statues, across Place de la Concorde with its gold tipped obelisk and through the Jardin des Tuileries
Arc de Triomphe 6th March 2019 - Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Visiting this iconic monument with memorials to many battles and the tomb of the unknown soldier
The view from the top was good, not as high as the Eiffel Tower, thankfully!
Eiffel Tower 5th March 2019 - Eiffel Tower, Paris

A very long queue to go up the tower but it was well worth it
We went to the second stage which is 115 metres up....more than enough for me thank you!
We saw the sun set over Paris from the tower
I was glad to get my feet back on firm ground!
Paris 5th March 2019 - Sacré-Cœur, Paris

Off to Montmartre via the Paris Metro and Montmartre Funicular to see the magnificent Sacré-Cœur church
The weather improved enough for reasonable views over Paris and of the Eiffel Tower
Paris 5th March 2019 - Arriving in Paris

On time but the rain arrived too!
Time for coffee on the way to our hotel, 5 minutes from Gare du Nord
Eurostar 5th March 2019 - Departing London

07:55 from St Pancras, achieving 300 km/h (186 mph) going through Kent on High Speed 1
Portsmouth 23rd February 2019 - Visiting Portsmouth

A walk along the seafront to Southsea, with much better weather this time!
Amy wanted to see the Hovercraft and we had a coffee
Fort Nelson 9th February 2019 - Fort Nelson

A re-enactment of a war that never happened...
We are a group of civilians taking shelter in the fort from the invading French army. We are escorted into the fort by soldiers after proving we're not French spies! and shown a mortar being fired and volleys of rifle fire from the ramparts....winding up in the Commander's office
An excellent experience, well worth doing if you get the chance!
Southsea 9th February 2019 - Southsea

A brisk walk along Southsea Seafront to Old Portmouth, stopping at the recently re-opened South Parade Pier and enduring the high winds and waves along the way!
12th January 2019 - Visiting Mum

Jack met us there and more presents were opened!
5th January 2019 - The British Motor Museum

I've passed here many times and always said I'd pop in one day!
Lou found a couple of cars she liked but I think Lady Penelope's FAB1 just edged it........mind you Shaun the Sheep's Land Rover was close!
No sign of a Morris Marina 1.8 Special in Tahiti Blue but they did have a Rover P6 like the car I learnt to drive in and my first car a Vauxhall HA Viva along with many others I've owned or driven over the years