Monday, 5 June 2006

Bong-Bong !

Hi everyone, I'm later than usual today ,no reason really,Maurice has just gone of to work he will come home tomorrow morning,to three days off ....one of the days ,I think we will go and pick up our water feature I think we have both decided on the one we want....watch this space ! On Wednesday though,I have my over sixties club,pleeeese dont let them play bingo again ! 

Its been sunny again,today though I have to admit I didnt think it was very warm,it could be me,but I dont think so ! It has blown lots of washing dry though ,so I'm not complaining ,well I am, because I now have lots of ironing to grumble about !

I was listening to a news item today ,explaining that visitors to our Capital city,London,and indeed,the residents too might notice that the ding dong, ding dong will be missing from Big Ben ,thats the clock in St Stevens tower,as the bells toll out the hours,that is because the bells that create the ding dong bit is being repaired ,So we are left with the Bong !             

Three years ago Maurice and I went to 'the big smoke '(you dont hear it called that any more do you ?)We enjoyed our flight on the London Eye,I wasnt sure how I would feel, not being very good with heights any more ,but I thoroughly enjoyed it ....I wouldnt have wanted to miss the panaramic view of our lovely capital city ,you can see everything from up there ,the mall leading to Buckingham palace ,the houses of parliament ,St Pauls cathedral,are just a few of the sights to be seen, it really is amazing ,after our trip on the Eye we went on the river and learned so much history attached to 'Old Father Thames' ,I will tell you all about that another day ....I need to look at the film we took on the camcorder to remindmyself  ,and so With thanks to Donna (shes in my side bar )who made my sig graphic today ,I will say ,,....have a good evening every one, With Love From

                             

25 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Great pics! :)
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Sug

jlocorriere05 said...

Lovely pics! Wot, no ding dong?!! I used to love taking my kids to London when they were small. I'd like to do the London Eye too. You're right, it's not that warm, I think it'll take a few days of sun before it warms the chilly air up! And pray tell me, whats wrong with bingo?!! I hope you don't have to play it again! Have a lovely week. Jeannette xx  

aniracj said...

So they are working on bing, will we ever get it back?? Big Ben's Bong won't sound the same without it's Bing!!! Lol....enjoy Maurice's 3 days off!

pharmolo said...

Being 700 miles from London, I probably wont notice the lack of bings. Remember years ago one of the bells in the quarter-hour sequence did not sound, so you got Bing **** bing bing ... Great to hear you've had such a good time

franboyd20 said...

Hi Jan , Just came in to say Hiya , It's been nice and sunny here as well , but the wind was cooler I agree . Your brave going on the London Eye lol I must pluck up Courage one day . Im still enjoying reading your Journel . I have Started on mine again one Day I may dare to open it on the Web lol . Have a great tomorrow .
Fran xx

ally123130585918 said...

I think they put the Bingo on especially for you Jan ~ they know how much you like it lol ~ Saw about Big Ben on the news tonight ~ Londoners will miss the ding dong at least they will still have the Bong which is better than nothing ~ Loved the picture of you and Maurice on the London Eye ~ I have a thing about heights since falling over that cliff but would really love to get the courage to go on it ~ Loved your Graphics  ~ Ally

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,

Great photos,  I`ve not been on the London Eye despite living not that far away. I suppose like everything else, when it`s on your own doorstep you tend not to bother.  I`ve grown up almost beside the Thames and I really love that river.  Luckily for us, living near to Windsor we have a very pretty part of it that we can visit often.  I even fell in it once or twice as a kid...lol!  I really don`t like bingo myself so I hope you don`t have to play it on Wednesday...lol! :o)

Sandra xxxxx

edwardssoapy said...

Great entry today Jan. I have never been to London and one day I would like to visit England's great capital city and see the sights many people take for granted. I would also love to take a tour up to London to watch a show, but it is expensive. My wish list is forever growing!

Leigh xxx

salonrose123 said...

Enjoyed reading this entry Jan.  I didn't realise Ben had lost his bong!  I've only been to London once...on a school trip years ago.  I'd love to go back but it just seems so expensive - we priced it once and it wasn't costing much less for a weekend there than our week in the sun is.  I'm just going to do my ironing too ;o(
Hugs,

siennastarr said...

I would love to visit England and see all your wonderful historic sites.. Big Ben, being one of them!  I swear, someday, I will visit England, Ireland and Scotland!  I will!  I will!!

Hope it's not long before Big Ben gets his Bong back! :)

Jackie

oddb0dkins said...

Hi Jan, I've done the London eye, what  a treat. We were lucky enough to book a capsule just around 4.30pm in February. (A few years ago.) This meant that the lights of London were just coming alive and it looked beautiful, but it was still light enough to pick out individual buildings. I'd love to do it again sometime.
B. x

astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...

Wonderful entry about the London Eye! I have never been to the London Eye myself, but my daughter used to work along by there in "The Travel Inn", I think it is in that building next to it, even she has'nt been on there either...Take care!

Astra!
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jaymact1 said...

Wonderful pictures from the London Eye it looks quite scary but I am gad you enjoyed it so much. Heard about the ding ding bell on the news this morning what a shame for anyone visiting they will miss the full Westminster chime which is so beautiful. Love Joan.

wobblymoo said...

It's a really nice experience isn't it? Glad you enjoyed it

ccancu said...

The bong's not the same without the ding-dong!  LOL!  But he'll be a better clock for having this cleaning!

Great photos!

Interesting to those of us that have never made it over to London.  If I did leave US again, UK is where I'd like to go.  So much history!

Lovely journal, JEadie!

Crossing my fingers that there's NO BINGO this week!  LOL!

Cyn
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kaydeejay5449 said...

I do hope I will be able to see London one of these days.  It's been on my list of places to go since I was in high school.  Thanks for your kind words and good wishes about Den's Dad's services tomorrow.  I know things will go well.  I did manage to find a nice outfit.  A skirt, sleeveless top and short sleeve jacket in my favorite shades of blue.  Nice thing is, I have a pair of shoes to go with it!  How often does that happen?  Take care.   Love,  Kathy

cacklinrosie101 said...

Love the pictures!  I would absolutely love to get to London someday.  We actually had a sunny day today; first since Thurs.
LOL..I certainly hope you don't have anymore bingo.  xxx Chris

xxroxymamaxx said...

Love your stories from across the ocean!  And the pic of the ferris wheel is awesome!  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

zoepaul6968 said...

Left with the 'bong?' Thats not on you know,we should at least have a 'bing' too,what do we pay taxes for?Bingo in the over 60s club?Do they think thats all pensioners want to do?God its too much to ask for a little imagination,the pensioners here have a ramblers club,they go on a coach every sunday to a place of beauty,walk about 6-7 miles and end up in a country pub,thats my kind of action,let alone when Im a pensioner!!Bloody bingo,honestly.xxzoexx
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jules19642001 said...

love the pics, the London Eye is well worth going on, I have only been on once but would love to go on it again.......Jules xx
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nedmoh said...

HiJan ,I hope for your sake they don't play bingo.I wonder how long it will take to mend the bell for Big Ben.One day I would like to go on the London Eye,Jo and Tony went and we babysat for them ,they enjoyed it too.......Love Jeanxx

faircolleen said...

love your photos Jan and I LOVE LONDON TOO! I have been on the London  Eye.Now in York we have a big wheel and its called the Yorkshire Aye! Honestly! LOL

lindachapmanuk said...

Bingo!! lol Good luck for wednesday then!! Linda xx

wldconnie said...

It was lovely to see pictures of London my old haunt on your blog. I do miss the big smoke very much there is no city quite like it. However, when I wake to bird song and country smells and views I am thankful i moved! Love Conniex

jmoqueen said...

I didn't hear the bells on Big Ben at the weekend but I did hear it dong at quarter too and quarter past - I want to go on the London eye but I don't think I will stomach the height!!