I'm writing this entry from St. James's Park. It is stop number three on my fabulous London day. Stops #'s 1 and 2 involve Spitalfields Market by Brick Ln. and Sitting outside Westminster Abbey listening to the bells. I bought myself some soft serve ice cream (with a Flake! Splurge) and went to sit and listen to the bandstand for a while. They played La Vie En Rose. And I smiled to myself. I sat for a while in the green and white striped chairs, ate my ice cream and just listened.
It was delightful, sunny, relaxed and the music was lovely. Unfortunately I didn't realize you have to pay to sit in the striped chairs, so someone came and asked me to pay and so then I left. I'm across from a pond now, with a fountain and a lovely view of Whitehall. I can still hear the band in the distance. I can even see the top of the London Eye over some trees to my left. I couldn't write a more picturesque moment if I wanted to.