Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Just yesterday ...

Just yesterday morning I woke up in London.  

This morning I woke up in Nova Scotia.

It's the oddest feeling.   I'm accustomed to going to sleep and waking up in the same bed, room, town, province and country day after day.   Waking up in different beds, rooms, towns and a different country for 14 days is a mite over whelming.

The purpose of my two-week stay in England was to visit relatives I have there; the many, many wonderful relatives I have there.

Whilst there, I went to London ...

You ignore the "Look Right / Look Left" signs at your own peril.   

Big Ben and the London Eye; each an iconic symbol of the city.

Now that I'm mentally processing the trip I realize why I'm so gosh, darn tired.

Not only did I visit Steve and Dave and Kamala and Audrey and Frank and Mike and Sylvie and Rob and Pippa and Louise and Phoebe and Kieran,

but I also popped into the National Gallery for a jaw-dropping wander,

and took in  the view of the city from the 10th floor of the Tate Modern Museum, 

I strolled past Buckingham Palace, 

toured Churchill's wartime bunker which has remained unchanged since they locked the door and walked away leaving everything intact at the end of the war. 

I tramped around Hyde Park and Regent's Park, 

visited 221b Baker Street and the Beatles store,

and that's just the stuff I did in London.

Did I mention I visited Bath, Exmouth and Bury St. Edmunds too ? 

You'll have to stay tuned for that bit.


  1. Holy moly, you packed a lot into two weeks! Did you go on the London Eye? My Rare One says the next time we're in London, we have to go on it. I'm kind of a scaredy cat about it though.

    Looking forward to more photos of your trip!

    1. I went on the "Eye" in 2008. It's not really scary. The pods are huge and hold 30 people each. It moves so slowly you have to look at the horizon to see that you're moving. One revolution takes 30 minutes. It's expensive but I think you should do it ONCE. The view is marvellous. If you don't go on it then go to the 10th floor of the Tate Modern for a rather super view.

  2. It sounds like a fantastic trip!

    1. I really did too much but am so glad I did. lol

  3. One would be ignoring the "Look Right / Look Left" signs at her own peril. My friend's daughter got hit by a car there, back in the 1990s, and broke her hip and leg. Wonder if they had those reminders painted on the street there back then. Not a good way to end a vacation.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your whirlwind trip! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

    1. Unlike Nova Scotia, pedestrians in London do not get preferential treatment. I didn't know it was the law but certainly felt like the cars came first. Pretty perilous crossing a street anywhere that doesn't have a green pedestrian crossing sign.

      That's awful about your friend's daughter.

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip. I've been to the U.K. three times and I always crammed a lot into my journeys. I would also bring back souvenirs for my special friends -- subtle hint!

    By the way, Happy Birthday! Cheers.

  5. Oh, and the closest i got to identifying those rather intimidating birds from Regents Park was the American White Pelican. Was I close?

    1. Sorry for the over one year delay ... yes ... American White Pelicans.

  6. It sounds like a wonderful trip.


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