So having had to navigate in the dark and rain to not only our digs, but first to an entirely different place to get our key, I was thinking that after 17 years I just was not going to remember by old stomping ground despite despite so many years living at Drury Lane. However, today in the daylight after dragging Connor down both Drury and Memory Lanes it feels much more familiar and 190 Drury Lane does not look all that different. Still green shutters but a hair dresser now not a fruit shop at bottom. The White Hart has gone back to being the White Hart and I did get us on foot to key landmarks such as Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards (and we caught the changing of the Guards there), Hamley's Toy Shop and the British Museum (the first quick visit to say hello to my old friend Jackie and key up a time to catch up). Connor has taken great delight in spending his birthday money (Dad) on a Death Eater Wand at Hamley's and a small London Bus lego at the Lego SHop in Leicester Square, only available there. We managed to organize pay as you go SIM cards and find a super market. All in all an excellent start. My only dilemma is that it is a lot warmer than I anticipated - my two t-shirts and one pair of 3/4 pants are going to take a beating. Maybe I will have to go shopping!!! Hoping clothes are like drinks - we just bought 5 drinks including a Guinness from the off liscence around the corner for under $10AUS. I suspect John may be heading back there soon.