At first glance I would have put this place somewhere in rural France...but no, it's located just a minute away from The Highway in Tower Hamlets...it's been used as a location a few times for various films too, the last lot seem to have forgotten to take down the blue cellophane from the light above the door (perhaps pretending it was a posh police station)... ;)
...this was another clear advantage of getting down to the coast a little early during our holiday...we had around **8** hours in the pool (all told) without ever even seeing another person (divided into roughly hour and a half long chunks)! :)
...quite a lot of it is already gone (as you can see), and the slow migration of staff from this office starts in a week and a half too, off to the Mini Shard in Southwark...a new era for Wapping...and a big bit of newspaper publishing history slowly crumbling into rubble...
...and another shot from lower down...bye bye News International...
Gosh, we were so lucky with the weather down in Cornwall, we arrived (after a rather early start) in the middle of a heatwave -
- so we spent the first couple of days just mucking about on the beaches (Widemouth and Bude), rock pooling (Thomas actually caught a little fish - in his shoe! Other finds included millions of limpets, mussels - which Thomas wanted to eat there and then, sea snails and parts of crabs - no whole ones on the beach - must have been visited by seagulls before we got there) -
- Stonehenge recreating (after glimpsing it through the early morning fog on the way down) -
- and sandcastle building... ;) Plus obviously a bit of splashing in the sea (and eating plenty of sand - accompanied by tiny bits of Cornish pasty from time to time)... ;)
...I'm right up to here (indicating over the top of my head) with wet shoes (and we have our Cornwall holiday coming up very, very soon)! Thomas is so excited, he asks me every morning "Are we going on holiday today, Daddy?"...and I have to answer "I really wish we were, but it won't be long!"... ;)