But what a feast we have been having...and not the culinary kind either. I am convinced that even if we lived here we would struggle to fit in the richness of all that England has to offer.
Seeing my sister and her family has been the absolute highlight of the trip so far. Right now the weather is super chilly outside so the teens are playing an indoorgame of cricket with a toilet roll! Go figure :-)
Later today I am going to be making pasta with my nephew and brother in law as I bought them a pasta machine to say thank you for having us. This should be fun!
Sister and I are going to collect blackberries and rosehips to make cordial later when we take their adorable black puppy for his first walk out now that he has had all his shots.
Here are some photos of our last week...
Wet, wet, wet - caught in a downpour crossing Tower Bridge.
Approaching the Tower of London...yes, it's wet!
All Hallows Church - oldest church in England, built 675AD
We found where the original Globe once stood.
So far this week in London we have:
Figured out tube, taxi and bus services.
Walked, walked and walked some more!
Seen people of all walks of life and cultures.
Eaten some great food.
Been surprised at the move to sustainable living even in the city.
We have visited:
Hever Castle (childhood home of Anne Boleyn)
HMV Music Store
National Art Gallery
Globe Theatre and embankment surrounds including a visit to the old Rose Theatre
Tower of London
Britian At War Museum
Greenwich (a day trip up the Thames)
Churches and Cathedrals
Buckingham Palace and the mews
It has been a busy time and we were so thankful that after a week with crowds we could return to the peace of my sister's little village.
And a field full of horses for my precious daughter. This looks like a mutual admiration moment doesn't it.