Monday 26 May 2003 9.46pm
Hello again - it's the nuiscance from Ireland bothering you again.
I have followed threads from Barbara for the past year, and note that she stays in the County Hall
with her children. Excellent choice - I first stayed there 3 times before. I love the location (well how could you not!?), and the convenience. We stay 3 nights (4 day Travelcard) and it's great because you can go out in the morning, return back for a re-charge after lunch, and go out again once or twice more in the same evening.
But the girls are proclaiming that they are fed up with the same thing, so this year I've gone utterly mad and instead booked the Travel Inn (or Travelodge) at Beckton. First of all it's (understandably) cheaper. Also it's right beside the DLR (I've been looking at aerial photos on Web), and near a supermarket. As we are always watching the budget, I do a lot of food shopping for breakfast stuff and snacks. I can highly recommend Tesco at Canary Wharf - the reduced to clear stuff is quite posh!
So being near a supermarket to us is like being near to Disneyland!
I reckon there must be some fast food joints (we are dreadfully common!) around Beckton.
I will endeavour to utilise our 4 zone Travelcard to the full. I am hoping it will be an adventure - we will have a 4 zone Travelcard so can travel further afield. (My husband goes to Oxfordshire each August, so we get the 'free' ride on the ferry and use the few days to spend time in wonderful London.
The sad thing is - I won't be near the Bermondsey Kitchen
and all the places I feel I know so well! AM I TOTALLY AND UTTERLY MAD?