Had occasion to revisit the new Westfield Mall at the Olympic site this week and once we had enjoyed our coffee we decided to visit the viewing tube for the whole site leaving our shopping until after lunch
Just one stop on the Docklands light railway
a driverless computerised train
alighting at Pudding Mill Lane where we make our way over to the viewing area
The main stadium
and a structure to support a revolving restaurant
A massive building site which ever direction one looks
the covered over viewing tube
with lots of local history depicted on the walls plus pictures of the end results
Here we see the projected Olympic park
and the stadium lit up at night
the outdoor running track which Alan says is for practice
Back to the Mall where we are looking out of the window onto the bridge that spans the railway lines while we have lunch
an unusual jewellery display in a window
There are lots of outside shops as well as the indoor mall
which I have shown in recent posts
Yes I did - afternoon tea - lemon & orange cup cake
Alan managed to spend some of his recent birthday money on a very smart jacket & trousers
My only purchases (bought by hubby of course) were from Hotel Chocolate
6 packs of Caramel Cheesecake chocs
I limit myself to one each evening so they will last well into the new year
On a completely different tack
My dear husband Alan went to visit a friend this morning who had broken his arm right up into his shoulder when riding on a Sedgeway.
I think he must have been trying to compete as I arrived home from a walk to be greeted with "you're just back in time, there's blood everywhere"
He had been drilling through a wall to connect a cable when he stood up and cut his forehead in 2 places against something that should have been moved first - he then fell back against the drill and cut his hand in 2 places while along the way managed to open up a Basal Cell Carcinoma on his leg that he is waiting for surgery for. He was bleeding in 5 places! Quite a clean up job.
Why do these macho men dive straight into a task without checking safety issues first?
More of London in my next post