a year ago
...we arrived in London!
I've started to reread my posts about our trip to the UK and Paris (under the 'travel' category). Here is the first one about getting ready for the big trip. Interesting to note how much later everything was in the garden last year. I also pulled out my tiny little travel diary with it's meager quick notes about each day's adventures as I was usually too tired each evening to write much. Example from April 26th, on the plane:
A window seat, thought I'd booked aisle. Trouble with swelling feet. No sleep. Dinner somewhat OK. Breakfast all sugar!
Cryptic, no marks for great writing here. And here's the 27th in London:
Arrived 10:30 am, a Monday in London. Rainy. Looong passport queue. Picked up by driver arranged by J - nice service! Lovely to see the family! The girls seem to have grown more inches since Christmas. After lunch, a walk to local shopping street in Muswell Hill: Planet Organics, Sainsbury's, a garden and gift shop. Brief nap. Sleeping in lowest level of charming three level flat, hide-a-bed in living room. Bathroom top level, a narrow winding staircase.
I rarely blogged while on the trip though we had husband's laptop along. At home it took me months to blog about the whole trip, still leaving Paris barely covered. Maybe I'll revisit some of those posts (and risk boring readers who've already read it all) and maybe fill in some of the gaps, at least with some unposted photos, such as above of our daughter's family's home, the flat to the right of the tree. Anyway, for me it's fun to travel down memory lane and dream about another trip some day.