Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Travel With Me Tuesday: Bath Day 11

After our time in Avebury, it was time to head onto our 3rd destination on this England trip. Dick had been the one interested in seeing Bath, though it was never clear to me why he felt this draw. He's certainly not a reader of Jane Austen. But Bath seemed just fine to me and so we chose this city as Spot #3. Our guide had picked a lovely place for lunch and then it was down into Bath. I do mean down. Why had I not looked at a geographical guide to be aware of the hills.

Once we got settled into our gorgeous flat and were ready to go out it was drizzling. No big deal but it was still nice to get into this bookshop. I could have spent the night there! But it had been a long day and an early night was called for.

Monday, September 24, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 35

It was one of those hot weeks. August and September hold on to summer with a vengeance around her. But he had a good week fishing in Alaska and I made sure to have a quite week without lots of 'get it done' projects to wear me out. It takes time to learn that. Writing this, I'm glad summer has left us though I know we'll get warmth in October. We always do.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Travel With Me Tuesday: Day 11 Off to Avebury and Bath

Years, decades,  ago my fiancé met me in England so we could meet up again before we got married the following year. This was, of course before the internet, cell phones and even easily made international calls, especially from his Air Force location in Turkey. I did not go to England alone but rather with my mother as chaperone. Yes, that was the old days but I might add it was also before the pill and I suspect my parents figured it was better to be safe rather than sorry.

We three did a lot of traveling in our week in England and while we drove one day from London to Bristol, we did not stop at Stonehenge along the way. Our 24 hours of car rental were one pressing reason but also we were pretty sure we'd be living in England when said fiancé was out of the Air Force.  Amazingly, in our seven later years in England we never did make it to Stonehenge and thus a bucket list item for me on this decades later trip was Avebury.

Monday, September 17, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 34

Week 34 was one of those weeks when it was hot and humid and thus very little happened. Who wants to do anything when the weather is like that other than stay in the air conditioning and wait for the cooler and drier days? I speak for myself of course but truly think we could do without August. The dog days of summer go on far too long...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Travel With Me Tuesday: Day 10 Final London Day

I had sorted my clothes out the night before so I had free time to go back to the Courtauld to give more time to things and exhibits I wanted to see. My daughter in law's sister had been an exchange student in Mali, so that was one for me to enjoy slowly. Plus there was all the music!

It's always a wistful feeling when it's the last day in London. I realize how fortunate I was to live in England for seven years long ago, when it could be an on the spot decision to either go to London for the weekend or just take the train for the day. Who could tire of London?

And finally, a good time looking and and listening to the Christmas crowds and carolers.

Monday, September 10, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 33

Yes, it's September but I'm plodding through this project because I'm often a bit of a slug in summer. Plus it was HOT and HUMID and that sucked. I didn't want to leave the house. I'll only go if it means food.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

TBT: This is My Family

Only a throwback to 2017 at the 2nd family reunion for our family. The first was back in the late 70s or early 80s. My little branch of the family has traveled the most but while we were in the US from the mid 80s, no one had the initiative to get together again.

But here we are in all our glory and now this time, I am one of the eldest. That allowed me a chair up front! Almost as good as a Senior Discount! my former husband who is the actual member of this family didn't make it. My one sister in law who also married into it attended but also with her 2nd husband. My husband stayed home! as did two of my three children. Another time perhaps.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Travel With Me Tuesday: Day 9 East End Afternoon

Truthfully, this was one of the days in London that I enjoyed the most. Lots of walking at my own pace, going to see places I wanted to see. Or rather I should say areas I wanted to see. Walk and see what catches my eyes is the way I like to explore.

Monday, September 3, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 32

How about some color with this week! Yes, I went for it and loved it.  Apparently others loved it because it got a Gallery Standouts pick! Having recognition is always really appreciated. While I scrap for myself, getting an 'attagirl' certainly keeps me going. I think we're all kind of like this.

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