Ely Highlights

Went with Barb and Mike to Ely, near Cambridge, since Mike had a meeting. First we found a little antique shop and a few goodies. Then, Barb and I met a colleague of Mike’s wife for lunch right near the Ely Cathedral. The oldest still standing part dates to 1090.

Known for its octagonal . . . → Read More: Ely Highlights

Chelsea Flower Show… More Photos

This should be viewed after the other Chelsea Flower Show Posts. I just had some more photos that I ended up talking to people about, so if I am going to send them once, I might as well put them here for everybody!

This gives a better feel for how expansive the Chinese Flower . . . → Read More: Chelsea Flower Show… More Photos

Chelsea Flower Show Short Video

Here is a quick video of my favorite display. At the end you can hear Laurie saying, “Wow and wow!” Hit back arrow when done to come back… ChelseaFlowerVideo

The Chelsea Flower Show… WOW!

Despite being caught (soaked!) in one of the few downpours of the entire time I have lived here, I had a fantastic time at the annual Chelsea Flower Show. This is a big event and always sells out. I went in the morning to be there when it opened at 8 am with 2 of . . . → Read More: The Chelsea Flower Show… WOW!

Henley Country Walk… 10.3 Miles!

As a committed non-exerciser, I have to admit I was a little nervous about this English countryside walk. The 10.3 miles doesn’t include getting to the beginning of the walk and back home… so buses, train stations, etc. I was worried that I would be miserable, not that I couldn’t do it! I knew I . . . → Read More: Henley Country Walk… 10.3 Miles!

Tower Bridge to Greenwich…Walking!

I walked all the way from Tower Bridge to Greenwich (of Greenwich Mean Time fame…yes, THAT Greenwich) today with 4 friends. We walked along the Thames Path with is mostly well marked 🙂 And we figure it was about 6 miles. Here is a photo of the beginning of the walk looking back at Tower . . . → Read More: Tower Bridge to Greenwich…Walking!

Little Venice Tour… Houses and Church

Today I went on a walking tour of “Little Venice” which is the area that runs along the Regents Canal and we can get access to it just around the corner. Houses that look out over the canal are very, very expensive and many very wealthy/famous people live there.

Right next to the Warrington Pub . . . → Read More: Little Venice Tour… Houses and Church

Our Beefeater at the Tower of London

Michelle and I took advantage of the day that ASL had off school (that is not shared by the British system) to go on the Beefeater Tour at the Tower of London. We had both read book over the Spring Break that included the history of England and historical figures who had spent time either . . . → Read More: Our Beefeater at the Tower of London

Ardingly Antique Fair

Despite being the coldest day ever, I had a great time today at the Ardingly Antique Fair

I went with a chartered bus put together by the Kensington and Chelsea Womens Club, which took about an hour and a half from Kensington. The beauty is that all purchases could be put in the luggage storage . . . → Read More: Ardingly Antique Fair

Thrumpton Hall, Nottinghamshire and History

With my current Master Class (basically a history of the Victorian Era class) we read the book, In My Father’s House by Miranda Seymour, which is called Thrumpton Hall: A Memoir of Life in My Father’s House in the US. It was an amazingly surprising story of life in an English Manor house.

Then (because . . . → Read More: Thrumpton Hall, Nottinghamshire and History

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