Deb's Digest
Debbie Atkinson’s family life column, as featured in the Southport Visiter.

Friday, 10 September 2010


Thanks to a Virgin train offer, we travelled first class last Saturday to Euston. Up at the crack of dawn to board the 7.19am from Lime Street. The London son met us at the station door in his car - what luxury and what a treat, to be driven, free of charge, through the capital. He showed us Michael Winner's house and other landmarks on the way to his new pad in Richmond. Then we walked by the river, through the parks and had a barbeque lunch in a meadow at the back of a pub. Later we sat in the sun enjoying afternoon tea, looking out from a great height over Eel Pie Island. Why does everything about a day in London seem so special?

Then, in the park, we came across a black wrought iron archway with a hole in the middle and a sign that said "St Paul's six miles". When we looked through a handily-placed telescope, there was St Paul's Cathedral, as clear as anything, right in the centre of the hole. Magical.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a lovely time! The Community Toilet Scheme is perfectly safe, just so you know next time you are there! Local businesses agree to let members of the public use their toilets free of charge, and I think they may get something in return Richmond Council.