Well, it’s been quite some time since I last posted and am happy to say I’ve reached home base and am back from my international holiday. We Americans like to call our time off a “vacation” but I might need a vacation from my vacation. I just adore how the Brits call it a holiday; just the way they speak makes things so quaint. We left on June 19th and didn’t arrive back until yesterday, July 7th. My parents accompanied us and led us through London for the first weed and then Meghan and I were off gallivanting across Great Britain through York, Edinburgh, Windemere and Oxford.
My mom spent an entire year in England during college and then she and my dad had moved back to England (Richmond area) for about 2.5-3 years when I was a baby. That’s right folks, I had the privilege of living in England and don’t remember a single thing. But, it was still neat to relive some of my parent’s memories on this trip 🙂 Since 2.5 weeks is quite a lot of time and I tend to take an excessive amount of photos, I can’t include everything. Not that you’d really care either way, but I just love showing what sort of sites I came across.
Today I think I’ll share some of the highlights of London, tomorrow either cover treats and tea (because Tuesday has so much alliteration 🙂 ) and Wednesday is of course back on the FOOD bandwagon. Let’s begin, shall we?
Since our rental flat was just outside Lancaster Gate, we were able to have daily walks and runs in Hyde Park and Kennsington Gardens. How lovely 🙂 A bit of Banksy’s work. If you are curious about street art, check out “Exit Through the Giftshop” The Brits do love their Pimms, a lovely drink during the summer months and celebrated during Wimbledon. Another favorite is Strawberry + Cream and is found all over, especially at Wimbledon.
“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson