Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Exit through the gift shop
Today was our wettest day good thing we had umbrellas. We decided to start the day at the National Gallery and then head to Leighton House but upon consulting with the many guides we found we were near the Horse Guards Parade and the changing was to happen at 11.00am. So after pics and a quick look round the gift shop we headed down to Horse Guards where we encountered a lack of information as to what was going to happen. Unfortunately we still don't know what should happen as nothing really did-there was a shortened version and the horses and guards did change but it had a blink and you will miss it feel. We then headed out to Leighton house, on the way we had great Cornish pasties for lunch and just managed to enter the building as it really started to rain. The house was amazing and they had recently changed the rules and we were allowed to take photos which was great. The house was a great combination of Arts and Crafts and Eastern styles. On the damp walk back we saw a number of roosting pigeons and as I was taking a pic Cheryl spotted a squirrel which we had to stalk for a closer look. The National Gallery is huge and full of a lot of artists we had never heard of and possibly never need to hear of. Due to a lack of change we could not get a map and so it was not till the last rooms that we actually saw the pics we were wanting to see grrrr. The gift shop was great and Maree failed and bought two things!