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England rocks

 
 
Mame
 
Reply Mon 25 Oct, 2010 05:08 pm
So we're here on our honeymoon and we've just two days left. We spent three days in a little town near Bath and of course did all the touristy things. We stayed at a quaint little village, of course, and Alex wowed the crowd in the pub we stayed in with his guitar playing one night - they were such a friendly bunch - turns out I met a woman who knew one lady who'd moved to my city and I knew her! ha ha - she was my son's ex-g/f's aunt - funny, eh?

Then we went to visit Clary (from here) and spent two nights in her lovely town (she kept telling me it's NOT a village!). She was quite entertaining - what a full life she's had... we really enjoyed her and wish we could have stayed another day, but we were booked to visit another A2K-er... so it was on across Dartmoor to visit Izzie and her charming son, dog and cat - what a lovely woman - she's beautiful from head to to and really sweet to boot. She took us to a lovely old pub for dinner in a nearby town and we chatted till midnight. We had to leave her after one night as we had plans to hook up with my British family in Wells.

We met 16 of my dad's side... what can I say - what a great family I have, and didn't even know it! We spent 5 hours together, aunts, uncles, cousins, and some of their offspring. It was warm and fuzzy and just great.

The next day we backtracked and went to Salisbury Cathedral, etc. and didn't have time for more as we'd booked in to stay near London. A lot of driving in involved that day. We got here last night and today spent 10 hours in London doing museums, galleries, wandering about, riding trains and the tube... two more days in London, then we're home.

It's been a jam-packed yet relaxed trip, and we know we have to come back. Next time we'll probably do the south coast villages - I'm sure they're beautiful.

I have to say that the food is a lot better than I expected, the showers are not a dribble like last time, and it's certainly not as expensive as I remember - pretty much on a par with Canadian prices. I have to admit, though, I am sick to death of being offered chips and peas with everything Smile How about a carrot or two? And at one horrible pub in Glastonbury (the Queen's Head, please avoid it), they charged for condiment packages! Well, what do you expect in that strange new-age-y town? What a weird experience. We went there for the abbey, and if you go, do, but don't stay there - weird, weird, weird!

Anyway, it's been great overall, and I'm looking forward to the last two days.

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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 25 Oct, 2010 05:43 pm
Enga-land swings like a pendalum do
Bobbies on bicycles two by two
Westminster Abbey, the Tower, Big Ben
The rosy red cheeks of the little children . . .
Letty
 
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Reply Mon 25 Oct, 2010 06:44 pm
@Setanta,
I see Setanta knows Roger Miller.

Good to hear from you, Mame
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Barry The Mod
 
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Reply Mon 25 Oct, 2010 10:27 pm
@Mame,
Next time,gimme a shout.I'll show you the real London! Glad that you got to visit Izzie Very Happy .Enjoy the rest of your trip.Wishing you blue skys.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 07:25 am
@Mame,
Sounds fabulous! Thanks for the stories. Any pics?
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 08:33 am
@Mame,
Doesn't anyone else see a problem here?

"So we're here on our honeymoon and we've just two days left. "

What the h*ll are you doing writing on here woman! You are on your honeymoon - forget about us will ya!

Hope you are having a fablous time. Now get off the damn internet will ya.
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Mame
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 09:23 am
Hey Barry - too bad we didn't get to hook up.

Linkat, I'm on here when he's napping Smile
roger
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 12:11 pm
@Mame,
So, were you ever able to find and overturn Spendi's rock?
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 12:13 pm
wait a minute, isn't it Cleveland that rocks Confused
roger
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 12:18 pm
@djjd62,
Aren't you thinking of Starship's "Stairway to Cleveland"?
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 12:25 pm
@roger,
"We Bilked This City" Shocked
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Mame
 
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Reply Tue 26 Oct, 2010 01:48 pm
@roger,
No, the chicken never poked his head out. I'm sorry about that - would've liked to have met him.
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McTag
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2010 02:27 pm

Well that's nice.
Mame
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2010 04:06 pm
@McTag,
And where were you, Mister?
McTag
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2010 04:12 pm
@Mame,


Hi Mame. You seemed to slip by me this time. Insufficient advertising, maybe.
Glad to hear you had a time in Totnes and greater Tavistock...I enjoyed my visits to these places (but Izzy has given me the slip, more than once Wink )
Mame
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2010 04:25 pm
@McTag,
You weren't anywhere to be seen - I would have loved to have met you and Fiona. Clare told me of your travels in India. And isn't she a sweetheart?
Caroline
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2010 05:13 pm
@Mame,
I live in England and I say definitely visit the south, it's beautiful. You may see Old Mother Hubbard's house or the big shoe where the little old lady had so many children she didn't know what to do. We say it's grim up north and have you tried a traditional roast dinner as opposed to chips and peas. I like chips and peas once in a blue moon.

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in England and you will enjoy the south.Congrats for the marriage.Smile
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2010 06:24 pm
@Mame,
Oh, that's great.

Sorry you missed McTag and Barrythemod , but how fantastic you got to meet Izzie...and Clary.. and your family... and WOW (!) what a fabulous trip.

I am dismayed that you didn't get to meet spendi! I'd looked forward to that.

Congratulations and Best Wishes.

And pictures, we're gonna need pictures! Please.
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2010 08:12 pm
South coast of Cornwall looks good - or it did on the only day it didn't rain.

It looked OK on the other days, too - the the rain was a bit of a dampener! <pun intended!>
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McTag
 
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Reply Thu 4 Nov, 2010 02:20 am
@Mame,
Quote:
You weren't anywhere to be seen - I would have loved to have met you and Fiona. Clare told me of your travels in India. And isn't she a sweetheart?


That she is.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c277/Tags1/10cb6697.jpg
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