Last weekend I added another first to my list of life’s experiences by going up The Shard in London, Western Europe’s tallest building, and seeing the city in panoramic style.
Wow! It really was a wonderful experience and the views were amazing, thanks to bright, sunny weather.
It made me realise what a wonderful country we live in and how thankful we should be of having such grand cities here.
Earlier in the day, while having a drink at St Pancras station, my friend and I sat next to a lovely married couple from Australia who were on a five-week European holiday.
We soon got chatting and they told us they had spent two weeks in the UK and were waiting for the Eurostar to take them to Paris before heading to Budapest.
They told us where they had visited in the UK and said how everyone they met had made them so welcome.
They liked our food, our hotels, the quaintness of our towns and cities and, among other things, our cab drivers who were, apparently, so chatty and informative.
It was uplifting to hear them speak of our country so positively, when often all we hear are the negatives.
Happy, but exhausted, from our day in London I sat back later in the evening to watch the final of Britain’s Got Talent.
There were some very good acts but I have to say I was personally disappointed the winners of Britain’s Got Talent were not British, however different and clever their act was.