Our trip was 12 days long with two days travelling on either side and was split into three main sections. The photos below are of these rough times.
Kent...time with my beloved sister and her family. Time to see the boys connect after 8 long years apart. Time to explore, walk, delight. Time to eat her delicious cooking.
|Good Morning Great Britian!|
|Bonnie Wee Lads|
|Morning doses of frost|
|My sisters rescue chickens happy in their loving home|
|While there we fetched 3 new chickens from a small home based chicken business. Long narrow plot with coops and more coops of all sorts of chooks.|
|Outside his home he runs an honesty shop for neighbours to buy his eggs.|
|Lovely jam session with other musicians.|
|Sister's newest hobby and passion - bee keeping.|
|So foolish taking pictures of grocery store potatoes...here in SA we can by about 3 varieties. Each crate here is a different one.|
|Spring sprung despite negative temperatures early in the morning most days.|
|Sis took me to Hampton Court Palace while the boys scared themselves silly at Thorpe Park. We had a carriage ride around the astounding gardens.|
|Hampton Court Palace - King Henry V111 era|
|Hampton Court Palace - William & Mary's era|
|The formal gardens of William and Mary|
|Well, just me!|
|Sister's enviable Yorkshire puds!|
Time in Scotland...rugged, wild, passionate, beautiful, cold. Standing in awe looking at the work of The Creator's hand. Snow lay in drifts after a massive fall a few days earlier.
|The magnificent Glen Coe. Listen to the story of the Glencoe Massacre here.|
|Fish and chips at Loch Ness|
|Snow in the Highlands|
|Boat trip around Loch Ness...no Nessy!|
|Scotland from the train window.|
|Warming up at Pitlochry on our way home after 6 hours up to the Loch.|
|A morning tour of Edinburgh Castle. Scotland left us both feeling that we have to come back.|
Time in London...history, money, shopping, sore feet, night time escapes, shows, people people everywhere.
|Music shops in Tin Pan Alley. I sat, he discovered.|
|Compulsory visit to Hamleys for gifts. Lego model of the Queen, her corgie and William and Kate - life size!|
|The Whispering Gallery in St Pauls. Son climbed all the way up the +/- 540 stairs to the spire to see London from way up. I stopped at 237!|
|Amazing wonderful show.|
|Bad idea - Tower of London in the rain on a Bank Holiday with the world and their children!|