We came back to London on the Eurostar on Friday afternoon. Friday morning I went shopping on Hausmann Boulevard (to buy another Lalique cat, so we now have a pair – this second one is of a cat sitting up) and there was a light dusting of snow on the ground – beautiful. Friday afternoon I went to the Wallace Collection here in London, which was superb.

Saturday morning we had a stroll through Kensington Gardens – it was glorious day with blue sky and sunshine (still only 1 or 2 degrees though!). In the afternoon Mark and I had our Civil Partnership Ceremony at the Old Marylebone Town Hall:

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We had 8 guests, which is pretty good considering we don’t have any close friends or relatives in London! After the ceremony we went to the pub down the road – The Globe – and had drinks and lunch. It was a lovely day.

Today we took a cruise down the Thames to Greenwich:

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Queens House and the Royal Naval College.

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We stood at Zero Meridian up on the Royal Observatory, the divider of the Eastern and Western hemispheres.

Tomorrow is our last full day in London – Mark will be off to the archives and I will be doing a mad dash of sights I have yet to see. How quickly the time has passed!

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