This post is something that’s a few miles out of my comfort zone. Despite the title, I don’t consider myself a vain person; it’s true that I always take pride and care in my appearance, but I think that’s down to self-consciousness and fear of being ridiculed rather than pure vanity. And I hate having my picture taken– in photographs, I always feel I could look better. Plus, I hate to pose while feeling that everyone is looking at me.
I don’t have the greatest confidence in my outward appearance, and I know that in our ugly modern world many people feel the same way about themselves. That’s a shame, but I suppose it’s a battle we all have to face. And with this post, I’m facing it. As I looked through all my photos from London, I found myself either scrutinizing or quickly skipping over every picture which I appeared in; and that’s not a very nice way to be! So here are a bunch of photos of me in London– I was proud and delighted to be there, and not even qualms about how I appear should cheapen that!
Revelling in the sunshine at St. James’s Park… how amusing that I am as white as the swans beside me…
London Pride and an incredible burger at The Dove in Hammersmith… and I managed to eat it all!!
Peering up at the 6″ aft guns of the HMS Belfast
Looking a bit windswept and dishevelled is a requisite when touring a ship moored in the Thames
Feeling posh at The Orangery at Kensington Palace… their afternoon tea was such a delightful experience!