Got in from my 8 day stay in the UK last night. Had a great time. Stayed in Anglia, Essex area about 6 miles from Colchester. Saw lots.( Did Norwich, Constable Walk, one castle experience and lots and lots of shopping, tea and Chocolate.)
My friend lives in a converted school house that was built in 1860. Her parents live in a thatched roof cottage that is 500 years old. It was simply magnificent.
Despite being pregnant, I had a great time.And felt great. No problems at all. All my souvenier money went towards baby stuff. Since the exchange rate is not in favor of the USD ( 1 pound equals .71 cents) and things are so expensive over there, I did resale shops for baby clothing. No one will be able to tell the difference.
Did a day tour of London with our friends dad who worked 40 years in london for Britrail and he kept a frenetic pace the entire time. Stood outside Buckingham Palace, wondered if it was an honor or punishment for the guards to stand there all day as they do.
Got attacked by pigeons in Tralfalgar Square ( the ultimate tourist thing to do and worth the 30p to do so.) High recommend doing the National Gallery of Art. We only did 20 minutes or so in there and it was totally captivating.
Weather was great. Flights were great. The flight home was not filled to capacity BUT nearly everyone on board had a cough or sniffle. Nothing like inhaling recycled air for 8 hours. Hubby and I got off the plane with our throats scratchy and we could barely breath. He’s off at work today feeling poorly and I’m back at home wondering how many vitamins are in Halls cough drops and can I live on them for the next couple of days to keep myself from coughing up a lung.
Things I learned while over there:
Fanny as in fanny pack means vagina over there. They call it bum bag. They’ve never heard the phrase ‘bumping uglies’ so I enlightened them.
No one (that I met) likes the monarchy or Sir Cliff Richards.
No one will play Sir cliff richards songs on the radio.
The english walk lots and lots and lots.
Their cars are all small.
I could never drive on the left side of the road. I would have died/killed myself 20x a day.