Had news that my son Sam and his girlfriend Jo were off to Finland for two weeks to visit her parents there and he kindly offered his flat in London to me while away, so I grabbed the opportunity and invited my Beeston friend and fine artist Pam Miller to come with me. Keeping costs down to a minimum, we decided to National Express bus it to the capital and back which turned out not bad at all - £18 return! I hadn’t bussed it for yonks as prefer the faster train using my senior railcard for my one day trips.
Headed back down to Knightsbridge Underground to get the tube back but alas, we found that Knightsbridge station and all of the Piccadilly Line were on strike action and thus closed. We were stuck, so had some quick thinking to do in the rush hour. Pam looked on her phone for any red buses going to Oxford Circus and lo and behold, it was the No 22 we managed to catch by corner of Hyde Park and after much driving and cornering round different streets, we tumbled out near Oxford
Circus and tubed it back home to Sam’s flat in East London via Central Line.
Then caught a taxi from his local tube station and were there in 6 minutes and £5 fare well spent! No, Pam and I hadn’t the strength to walk it there, goes to show how unfit we both are! It was 8.30pm by the time we arrived. What a great first floor flat in large semi-detached Edwardian house on leafy street they have, so spacious and comfortable with all mod cons, clean and big windows! Lovely park down the road for Sam’s daily run.
Sam had previously sent me a video tutorial on how to use their TV Netflix channel via their laptop there so thanks again son!
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