I'm really behind on my Valentines post, but i got the flu really badly and had it for about 2 weeks, so, blogging became really hard to do.
I'm feeling a little better, have been drugged up on medication for a while and a trip to the doctor also sorted me out a bit more.. now onto my Lovey Dovey post.
For Valentine's day this year, Danny surprised me with a massive card, when i say massive..i mean MAHUSSIVE... This card was bigger then a small child. My first thought, (you know, being a woman who loves her organisation) was, "Well, where the hell am i supposed to keep this thing after, its so big, i cant stand it on a table for decoration or nothing..". I did find a space in the end, its nestled nicely between my wardrobe and make up space. :)
Anyways, inside the card fell out some tickets, and i was soo shocked, it was one of them moments where you see in films and you kinda go "Aww.." at the screen. There were tickets to go on a River Cruise of the Thames and tickets to go on The London Eye.
Having lived in London all my life, and not yet done these two things, which are quiet common for most tourists to do, i was super excited to say the least. (Also the fact, Danny thought of this plan all on his own, with no hints from me..even more amazed)
So, on Sunday morning we set off bright and early for the city. We arrived in plenty of time and went to queue up to collect our tickets. We then panicked and noticed, we hadn't arrived in plenty of time, as it was PACKED, i mean, completely and utterly PACKED. We queued in the wrong line, (fully aware of this btw, but we could also see, this was the line moving the fastest and we hoped, somebody would help us regardless once we got to the till in front of them.) We were lucky and we got a lovely young man, who kindly stated that, we were.. in the wrong line but he also said he would help us as it was so extremely busy in there.
*So my lovelies, if you do decide to go on a river cruise of The London Eye and you have to collect tickets, Give yourself 30 minutes to an hour of queue time, (Especially on a weekend).*
Once we had the tickets, we went straight down to the boating dock and had to queue there, i was actually glad we got our tickets a little early as it meant we were one of the first people in the queue and that means we get more choice of where to sit when the boat first comes (Meaning... WINDOW SEAT) :)
If you have not done a River cruise of The Thames, i highly recommend you do, you get talked through all the history dating back to hundreds of years ago and you get shown all the big impressive buildings London has to offer, with a little bit of trivia thrown in about each one too. We had a lovely girl called Maria doing our Cruise and she was HILARIOUS throughout the journey.
*I will say if you go in the colder months, do take gloves and a scarf as the weather can be quiet chilly, but if you plan on going in the summer months, when supposedly its warmer in London then you will be fine. :)*
I would also say, if you have lived in London your entire life and not done one yet, don't miss out..it is such a cool experience.
When we had finished our Cruise, we came off and had our tickets for 2:30 on The London Eye, it was roughly 1:30, but the ticket man was kind enough to let us queue up a little earlier then planned. We were so incredibly lucky because we caught London on a nice warm, clear day. You could see for miles, and even though at times it got chilly it was warmish weather compared to what we have been getting in the last 2-3 days. The views from the top are incredible, there is not another word for it, Hm.. okay, maybe breathtaking!? Its such a great sight to see from the very top, Danny is a little scared of heights and deep water (as he cant swim), so I'm proud of him for overcoming two of his fears for my valentines treat, he had to sit down in the centre of our capsule once we got to a certain level as it was just a bit high for him though (bless him). I, however LOVED every second of it and couldn't stop with the picture snapping! :) It lasted about 30 minutes in total, but the views were amazing, i could spot so many different places i had been including Buckingham Palace. This is another experience that i suggest everyone has a chance to do.
After our London Eye, we took a little stroll downLondon's South bank, as its one of my favourite places in the whole of London, we got to see some delightful characters along the way, including Darth Vader and i met a certain Jack Sparrow..i squealed in his face and blurted out, "I know your not the REAL Johnny Depp, but you will do nicely for today, can i have a picture with you?" to which, he replied, "Ah thank you, and yes you can my dear.." (in his pirate-y voice..).
The whole day was incredible and i just wanted to say a huge Thank you to Danny, (even though I'm pretty sure he doesn't read my blog frequently), Thank you for making it amazing! :D I Love You.
Have you guys done a River Cruise of The Thames or been on The London Eye?