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Sunday with Shoko-chan

Posted on 2011/06/26 10:00:43 (June 2011).

[Sunday 12th June 2011]
Another day out with Chie's friend Shoko-chan, although today the weather had taken a considerable turn for the worse, and it was something of a struggle to maintain any kind of enthusiasm. Always a bit disappointing when you're trying to show off your city to a visitor.

Knowing full well it was going to be a pretty wet and miserable sort of a day I suggested to plan in mainly around museums. We started at the Tate Britain, and from there took the Tate-to-Tate boat along the Thames to the Tate Modern. After this our stomachs were rumbling (well mine certainly was) so hurriedly crossed over a particularly wet and windy Millenium bridge and headed over to the Black Friar for lunch. Therein Shoko-chan again tried British food - this time sausages and mash - and again it was somewhat hard to gauge her reaction. Ho, hum.

From there we went in the direction of the British Museum, wherein it seemed all of London's tourists were sheltering from the rain. Shoko-chan wanted to see the mummies, as you do at the British Museum, which is always the most popular bit, but I've never seen it as crowded as it was today.

Following this we had a failed attempt to find a coffee somewhere, and then eventually decided we'd punished ourselves enough, and it was time to go home.

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