Half term this week and Adrian had Monday and Tuesday off work so we went to stay with Nanny Lesley and Grandad Fred. On Monday Mummy and Daddy took Steven to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Nanny Lesley tagged along too. Train from Staines to Waterloo and then Waterloo East to Greenwich, then a short walk to Greenwich park. Incidentally the ticket office people will get you the cheapest deal. A one day Travelcard from Staines is £13.90 for an adult but the man said if Steven would be an adult for the day the 4 of us would count as a group and we'd go for £6.95 each. Steven said he didn't want to be a grown up all day but agreed to be one just for the station ticket machines Anyway the Observatory is in the middle of Greenwich park - up a hill. Yes it is as steep as it looks. Entry is free and the first thing you have to do is stand on the Prime Meridian with one foot in each of the east and west hemispheres. Incidentally the gps reading I took read 000.00.091. Anyone know why it doesn't read 000.00.000 ? I know. Do you? Do you even care? Some views of London from the Observatory. Greenwich power station and the old Dome/O2 arena thing. National Maritime Museum with Docklands behind it. Gherkin thingy. Dome of St Pauls. Look very carefully and you can see Tower Bridge too. Looked round all the time/clock bits before moving over to the astronomy area. You can't take photos inside but this is the Planetarium where we paid £6 each to watch an awesome film about stars. Then it was lunchtime. We bought a picnic and the weather was nice enough for us to sit outside. I spotted a couple of onlookers in a nearby tree.