Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The London Eye

I thought I'd share today's outing with you.
As a Christmas present we were bought tickets to the London Eye. Unfortunately the weather wasn't the best with bitter winds and overcast, grey skies but it was still a fantastic experience. This is the view from the top overlooking Big Ben and Westminster Cathedral.

19 comments:

melanie said...

great photo and what a fun present...isn't it irritating when the weather doesn't cooperate with our plans!! :))

melanie said...

Bliadhna mhath ur!!

Ath bhliain faoi mhaise!!

Bonne année!!

Feliz año nuevo!!

Happy new year!! :DD

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier." --Mother Teresa

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." --Albert Einstein

Peajay said...

Very impressive Melanie, I think you forgot Hindi and Korean! :D You should also bear in mind my language skills are similar to those of Mae West “I speak two languages, Body and English.” ;))

anna said...

Hi Peajay

Like the photo... we had a better day for our flight in July, but its still a fab experience!!

Did you see the fireworks at the Eye last night on TV? Fab sight even on the box.... must have been amazing to be there..... bet it was a cold night tho' especially when the weather got worse

anna said...

I've added some pictures to my blog... one of the dog and one of the view from my house last winter. Sorry I can't think of many comments to make about them! :D

Not as profound as Peajay and Melanie :D

AJ Fife said...

Great photo Peajay!:))

This blog thing is really taking off!!

Talking Bear said...

Great Job with the 3 column hack. That was the hardest one for me. I love the soothing colors as well. You are on your way to becoming a Blog Master. I think I will link your blog to mine...if that is ok with you. You might want to think about getting a free counter. It is kinda of fun to see where visitors are from (Countries). I was surprised to see how many over seas folks I get on my blog.

Keep up the great work.....:)

melanie said...

Peajay, I couldn't remember the translation of your blog name...since you're building and tweaking things about here...would it be possible to put the translation in small print just underneath the Irish??!! (just a suggestion :))

anna said...

I was going to ask you what it meant as well...... Peajay. But I thought it was Scots Gaelic.... how do you come to know Irish... your roots?

Peajay said...

Hi Anna and Melanie
I have added the literal translation into the blog title but it basically means 'Gossip'.
Yes, it's Irish Gaelic because my Mother (birth/natural Mother) is Irish and lives in the same town as the Rose. :)

Talking Bear said...

PJ, I like it! Are you planning to add some widgets? Thanks for the link. I think you of you should create a blog called the PUB where you all can do a team blog. Anyway, I love your blog, it makes me feel happy. TB

anna said...

Thanks for that Peajay...:))

I wish they'd put the Rose of Tralee back on the TV ... I used to really enjoy that :D

Do they still have the contest and is still hosted by the same guy?

So, do you speak Irish Gaelic or do you just know a bit of it? When I was at school in South Wales .. I had to learn Welsh and I still remember a bit of it.. but I couldn't converse in it with a Welsh speaker.

I've never visited Eire but we do plan to one day. Its always been a bit awkward in the past with the job and the restrictions that were imposed on us, but things are much easier now. Altho' there can still be a problem getting permission to travel to Ulster.

Peajay said...

Hi Anna
Yes, the Rose of Tralee festival is still held but I have never been. It's generally a good time to avoid Tralee as you just can't move. I don't speak Gaelic but have been trying to learn a bit just from a ancestral perspective. My mother doesn't speak it either as it wasn't required learning until recent years.
I have been holidaying in Eire a few times now (as an opportunity to visit with my mother) and feel a spiritual connection to it, which I can't really explain.

Peajay said...

Thank you for your kind words Talking Bear. Widgets may appear in future although some peoples blogs are being overtaken by widgets!! (~_^)

Talking Bear said...

Ah, so ya do not like widgets? I do have alot and some seem (even to me) to be kinda big. BUt, the page reflects the maddness in my own mind. Always going mach speeds, constantly restless, and so on seem to be my favorite pace of life. Anyway, It is nice to have a quite place to get away to once in while. I would love to see you post some of your artwork. I personaly think you are very talented and that talent should be shared. O(;-) <--winking angel

Peajay said...

Thank you TB. I will look into the artwork bit, but it's been a while. Don't burn out with the pace, feel free to visit for a power outage moment at any time.

Talking Bear said...

It is starting to slow down , now that I have four blogs going...hehehehe

Peajay said...

Do you actually get out much TB? :D I fear you may become a victim of Blogitis, a frightful addiction which requires suspension of your AOL account for a significant period to allow recovery!

melanie said...

it actually keeps him quiet and out of trouble!! He would drive me crazy if his AOL acct was suspended...either that, or I would be drafted into several work projects!!! ... I've been enjoying my freedom and the respite from 'hard labour'!!! ;))