...Over student university fees..
Approximately 2,000 students protested about the rise in student fee's on Wednesday in Colchester High St. I just happend to be in town with some time to spare.
There where so many police, even some mounted police, I was astonished! The students were protesting peacefully, there was no trouble, they just wanted to let the local government officers know their grievances.I spoke to a few of the students and asked them about their protest, most where very annoyed that the Lib Dem's had gone back on their pre-election promises, not to increase university fee's, but to go back on their word then to triple the fee's was outlandish. That's why most of them are so upset.
After talking to some of these great young people, I was in admiration of them for orgainising their protest... Twitter... need I say more.. I felt so old.
It was so good to see young people with a little backbone willing to stand up and say what they believed in...
Despite being intimidated a little by the police, I could hear them planning their next protest..... Good for them, I say..
Next item.... London
Yesterday hubby and I went to London, I had to see a specalist in Harley Street, which turned out to be quite stressful... enough said.
But we made the most of our day, with a little shopping in Oxford Street and a visit to Carnaby Street, which has changed beyond recognition since we last visited...Some years ago, I might add. Still trendy. with lots of wonderful shops, selling bizarre and fashionable??? Stuff!... I think that I just got a little older.
Carnaby StreetThese did facinate me though, they were in a very expensive dress shop... What great masks, all hand stitched as far as I could tell through the window.
We also went to Hamleys, the famous toy shop to buy a gift for our grandson... We came out with a toy for our youngest instead... He is 22... And still loves toys.
We also went for a quick look in Liberty's....Always a joy.
Then a walk around Soho during the evening...Wow! what a place, it was buzzing, fantastic, I only wish we could have stayed longer... Just to sit and have a coffee and watch the people go by.
We also went to the Greenwich Maratime Museum, hubby's choice, a bit dissapointing, it was nothing in comparisom to the fantastic one in Falmouth, Cornwall.
The best thing in the whole building... It is vast. was an exhibition of childrens toy boats, which was wonderful and worth the effort of visiting the museum, my photograh is rubbish...Taken 'illigally' through the glass cabinet.
After a l-o-n-g day yesterday... I am shattered, mentally and physically.
I was going to post the last angels... I shall do that sometime over the weekend... Get your thinking caps on I shall need two more names.
Have a good weekend everyone... And keep warm, it's freezing out there.