Tuesday, October 21, 2008

London- Day Four 10/21/08

It's been a super busy two days in London! The girls have been running me ragged...

Last night, Tony and I signed his book at Costco. (FYI: For my Vegas fans- Tony and I will be signing at the Summerlin Costco in Las Vegas on November 2nd.)

There was a huge line and it took a long time to get them all signed.

We signed a Some Like it Hot poster...

The next morning, the girls and I walked to see the Marble Arch and the Tyburn area. Marble Arch was once used as a gate to Buckingham Palace, but was moved to this area in 1851. At first only the royal family and their guards could pass through the arch, but now anyone can. Tyburn was the area where execuations took place for 600 years! The gallows once stood near where the arch is today.
The girls bought me this jaunty cap on the way. I think it looks smashing!

Next stop, Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park.

On Sundays, citizens can speak out against anything or anyone that they want to. It is believed that this developed out of the time of the Tyburn executions when the condemned were allowed to speak before they died.
I gave a speech about horse slaughter and about Sally's reckless treatment of me.

Right after my speech and there she is picking up leaves from the park to take home... Have a care, Butterfingers!


I even watched her chase innocent pigeons. Just you wait little Sally, just you wait...

Later, it was on to Harrods!

I was greeted by the staff who were so happy to see me again! They must have remembered me from my last visit...Even the security was glad to see me, 'ello old chums!

A bagpiper escorted Tony and me into the book signing. What an entrance!


Then the Paparazzi took photos of us...

I was given another new hat for the occasion. A real guard's hat!

I paused at a statue of Diana and Dodi. Dodi was a very close friend of Tony's...

I met Beanie, a long time fan of my blog and several other people asked the Girls if I was there. Brilliant! I am always happy to meet my friends from around the world.


Off to shop, I just love going up the Egyptian Escalators, I feel like a Pharoah...

That evening we did another BBC televison show and some radio interviews for Australia. Tomorrow, more of the same! Now, I am off to watch a little telly and then get a good night sleep...

3 comments:

KellyByrd1 said...

Looks like you're having a wonderful and successful trip! So glad you are always me with such respect and adoration!!! Back on the home front, on Sunday, there was fun for everyone! Dave was teaching Dean and me Parelli on NASDAQ, and Yvonne was 'Parelli'ing' Apache... My husband had been completely stressed out from his work week. He drove out to Shiloh a grizzly bear, but went home a teddy bear. I think by 'practicing Parelli' he was 'Parelli'd.' It was soooo good for him, so thank you to Dave and Deonna for their kind patience, and to everyone for helping him feel 'at home.' On another note, did everyone see Eric on Sunday? He sported a new haircut AND shave- all on the same day! He looked like he was swimming in high cotton! It is sooo fun at the rescue... Lastly, did anyone see Eagle? I did not, and wonder how he is doing. Yvonne carroted the barn, and that is usually his hang out, though he often peeks out a bit while we're carroting, just in case we have a few left over... Hope all are having a great week! Kelly

Juli Thorson said...

Loved the videos on this one, especially the bagpipers.
Thanks for sharing your trip with everyone, and for the history lessons, too.

Freedom Mom said...

I'm new to this site after having heard about it from Tony's book, American Prince. I'm so glad to hear that my childhood idol, Tony Curtis, and his lovely wife, Jill, have embraced one of my favorite causes, horse rescue. It warms my heart. We trek twice a year in our motorcoach and hope to visti Shiloh sometime. Keep up the good work. God bless you both. Victoria Higgins of St. Petersburg, Florida, USA