Thursday, 29 July 2010

Rainbow Red

No rest for the wicked! As we have finished the whole of the alphabet, Jenny has decided that we need to keep our wits sharp and has set a challenge for the next seven weeks linked to the colours of the rainbow – in order.

So obviously the first colour is red. I was going to write a convoluted  post that related to Stewart tartan so that I could enthral you all with the wonderful concert I went to last night but instead I am going to share with you my hot of the press tourist activities from today!

We stayed in London overnight and, as the car park at the hotel was paid for until 5pm, we thought we’d be tourists in our own country and we joined thousands of people at The Tower of London marvelling at the sights. Although I spent my formative years just to the north of our capital I have only ever been to the Tower once before so today John and I treated ourselves (thankfully we managed to get the seniors rate for him!) to an expensive walk around the Tower.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to give you a history lesson, if you’re interested have a click on the link above and you’ll see all you ever needed to know – and more!

So first off I spotted this soldier with his lovely bright red tunic.


Then a couple of flowers – I know one is a geranium but my mind has gone a complete blank with the other one – I’m sure somebody will tell me though!




Now this picture isn’t red at all but I’d like to share with my dear friends across the Atlantic, this picture of Tower Bridge. This is what somebody in Arizona (no not Jenny!!) thought they were buying a few years back when they imported London Bridge – brick by brick! They wanted the bridge that went up in the middle and got the wrong one – oops, expensive mistake there, especially as this one was not being replaced!


We had a lovely morning walking around, sadly my back has been bad this week and after climbing lord knows how many thousands of steps to go around the White Tower I was barely able to put one foot in front of the other so I hobbled back to the train to go pick up the car.

Before I go I just know that so many of you out there have been tantalised by the mere mention of the concert I went to last night that I promise to tell you more very soon, in the meantime, this is Stewart tartan, which as you will see is predominantly RED :)


  1. So did you go to see Red Stewart?

  2. Such wonderful examples of Rainbow Red in this post! And would also love to know if you got to see Red Stewart!Hope too yr back's better!

    Have a lovely weekend,


    PS Mine this week is HERE. Hope you can stop by!

  3. I love the photos. The red really stands out.

  4. What a magnificent red post. I must admit the flowers are my favorite pictures.


  5. Love the Stewart is one of the most beautiful...bkm

  6. Stopping by from Miss Jenny's party! Love your red and the flowers are gorgeous!

  7. That tartan would be just the thing for a nice big blanket, over the back of the couch at Christmas time.

  8. Thanks for shariing your trip--in red. I enjoyed seeing London.What a fantastic bridge!

  9. It sounds like you had a wonderful time in spite of your back problems. I can relate. You managed to find some beautiful reds.

  10. Arrrgggh...I wish I could tell you that second flower. I'm drawing a blank and the only thing popping in is gloxinia which I KNOW is wrong!

    What a charming stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's summer school.

    The little pops of red are just so happy in your photos.

    Thank you for sharing this smile.

    And thank you for linking!


  11. Great Pics! do tell of seeing Rod!!

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