Amazing Astrid & Her Amazing Friend - Adventure
Astrid and the tour-guide spend an amazing day in England’s capital London for only 8 British Pounds. One British Pound was spend on the bus to London, another British Pound was spend on the bus from London, another British Pound was spend on a bun to eat and to feed to the squirrels, and a big number of five British Pound was spend on an evening dinner.
The day started off at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Slough, Berkshire, England. This day took place in the Obama-era and if you, as a customer, surprised the donut-maker with the slogan “Yes, we can,” you received a big glazed doughnut for free. Yum! So good; you wish they did not have a hole in them!!! Being lost in the delicious taste, Amazing Astrid and the tour-guide had to run for the bus to London. Luckily, they managed to catch the bus just in time and took a seat on the second floor of the double-decker.
Once in London it was a big tour around the city and lots of visits to free musea.
* Astrid also saw Big Ben and Little Ben.
Little Ben is a cast iron miniature clock tower, situated at the intersection of Vauxhall Bridge Road and Victoria Street, in Westminster, central London, close to the approach to Victoria station. In design it mimics the clock tower commonly (though incorrectly) known as Big Ben of the Palace of Westminster found at the other end of Victoria Street.
* Astrid saw a crocodile, only slightly chained up.
* Astrid saw the real Peter Pan.
The statue was erected in secret during the night and 'magically' appeared on 1st May 1912. There was no publicity before the statue's arrival and on the day, Barrie placed this announcement in The Times: "There is a surprise in store for the children who go to Kensington Gardens to feed the ducks in the Serpentine this morning. Down by the little bay on the south-western side of the tail of the Serpentine they will find a May-day gift by Mr J.M. Barrie, a figure of Peter Pan blowing his pipe on the stump of a tree, with fairies and mice and squirrels all around. It is the work of Sir George Frampton, and the bronze figure of the boy who would never grow up is delightfully conceived.
* Astrid had her photo taken with a “laughing cavalier.”
In reality he is not laughing at all though. He is smiling in a rather self-satisfied, provocative and disdainful way. One itches to wipe that smile away. Yet it is irresistible, almost infectious. We occasionally meet people we don't like and with whom we have little in common, and yet are charmed by their smile, by how they present themselves to the world. The Cavalier is one of them.
* Astrid had dinner at a restaurant and had the restaurant pay for the most expensive meal.
“The 2 for 1 deal at pizza express now allows you to get the most expensive meal free, so for example, you could get a £15 main course and a £5 margarita pizza and just pay a fiver!”
It was a good day and it was unfortunate that it exhausted Amazing Astrid so much that she had to take a cab home for seven British Pounds!!!