VTT - Chelsea Football Club

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I'm not really much of a soccer fan. And although we paid the money to go tour the Chelsea Football Club, I can't tell you much of what's there since I didn't really pay that much attention. It seems that the thought of hobnobbing with the players' shirts in the locker room is not enough to give me chills down my spine. Bleh.
The visit was prompted by my eldest daughter's love of the game. And Chelsea was her favourite English football club. Believe me, we would not have made it out of the UK if we had not visited the club at her wishes.

She oohed and aahed over the grassy Chelsea lawn. I even wanted to book her a ticket to watch a game but unfortunately, Chelsea was not home. They had gone to Japan for a playoff or something. Still, the tour of the club, plus a snow globe, were at least enough for her.
Just look at this shot and tell me if that is not a teen in heaven?

Do you follow soccer and which club do you root for? If, like my eldest, your choice is Chelsea, you can visit their website for more information.

VTT - Tower Of London

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

On my last visit to the Tower of London in 2010, I did not even get past the castle gates. Adverse weather had more to do with it rather than any of my naughty escapades. So when I went back, I brought the family along to counter any bad weather that came our way. Don't know if it helped much, but we got in and that's all that matters.

 The Tower did not disappoint. Never had I seen so many things in gold and multi-coloured diamonds. It's as if each crowned monarch had their own sets of golden cutlery and dishes. I loved seeing the crowns and the sceptres and the capes. I was awed in the presence of the Cullinan diamond forming part of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. Hubby and I were even ecstatic at finding a punch bowl (as big as a human), complete with ladle and cups, made out of real gold.

It is definitely worth a visit for the family. It is a pity that cameras are not allowed in the Tower but I suppose it is for safety and security of the jewels, and therefore one could understand.

For more information, visit The Tower of London website.