AUSTRALIA HOUSE & BOB THE BUILDER IN LONDON

London, Day One.

It's 2am and I can't sleep - must be 11am in Sydney. I had a full and busy first day sightseeing in London, even after the cancelled flights which delayed my arrival, and  not being able to catch up with some former comrades-in-arms from the British Parachute Regiment as a result. 

Here's a few snaps from the first day...

Outside Australia House, otherwise known as the Australian High Commission. This place became well known to me when I was first sent to London on attachment to the British Army!

Outside Australia House, otherwise known as the Australian High Commission. This place became well known to me when I was first sent to London on attachment to the British Army!

At Baker St Station, where there is a very cool homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic characters on the wall.

At Baker St Station, where there is a very cool homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic characters on the wall.

I'm not one for stage musicals, but my Sar has always enjoyed them them, and if you combine that with her two other loves, Roald Dahl and chocolate - well, you can't get much better than that!

I'm not one for stage musicals, but my Sar has always enjoyed them them, and if you combine that with her two other loves, Roald Dahl and chocolate - well, you can't get much better than that!

I was lucky to meet up with Neil Morrissey, the voice of Bob the Builder, one of the characters my three year old son adores.

I was lucky to meet up with Neil Morrissey, the voice of Bob the Builder, one of the characters my three year old son adores.

Here I am with one of my best mates Dick, at the Salisbury where I was with our families back in 2009 for a drink - down to the exact same seat!

Here I am with one of my best mates Dick, at the Salisbury where I was with our families back in 2009 for a drink - down to the exact same seat!