London Calling

London

I'm home now.

Unfortunately.

I am back to the real world after a week of book shopping, eating too much cake, and endless walking.  Hopefully, the cake and the walking balanced each other out.  I did buy quite a few books.  Seventeen to be precise.  I will write a blog post about them all if anyone is interested but writing about seventeen books is more than I was up to today.  But oh, the book shopping in London is joyous.

London


The weather was very nice.  It only rained for one evening though it was cloudy a few days.  It was definitely chilly but that is fine as long as it stays dry.  We spent a lot of time wandering through parks and people watching.  That is some fine entertainment right there.  Does anyone else make up whole scenarios for the people they see?


Fenton House--Hampstead

 I want a walled English garden.  I would take that house too if someone wants to give it to me.

London

For now I am back to the real world.  It isn't all bad.  I missed my kids and it is great to see them again and have them happy to see us.  Though some of that might be down to the massive amounts of chocolate we brought back with us.  It is the one thing they request.  British chocolate is so much better than American chocolate.  Between my books and the chocolate I am surprised the plane was able to take off.

I'll try to restrain myself from sharing every detail and every photograph from the whole vacation.  It will be hard though.

I'm thinking next time we might need to go to Scotland.  I have always wanted to go to Edinburgh.  Something to dream about.

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  1. Oh please post about your seventeen books! I want to luxuriate in them by proxy.

    And yes!! Edinburgh is breathtaking. Slightly magical too. I couldn't believe the architecture sometimes. I think the best photos I took during my semester abroad were the pics I took of Edinburgh.

    (You need a lot of tolerance for bagpipes though. I happen to love the bagpipe music so I didn't mind)

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    1. I am writing a post about the books. It is a good thing I didn't buy any more or I would be writing this post for the rest of my life!

      I am a bit fascinated by the idea of Edinburgh now. I have looked up photos of it and it is so gorgeous.

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  2. Definitely come to Scotland next! Although I sit firmly on the Glasgow side of the fence ;) London sounds lovely and relaxing, I'm glad you got good weather too!

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    1. I don't know much about Glasgow. I will have to look into it. I would love to see Scotland.

      London was lovely and relaxing, exactly what we needed. The only problem with traveling is then I want to come home and plan another trip....

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  3. Welcome back! I too want to hear about the seventeen books! And please do share more details and photos - I only wish you could share the chocolate too :)

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    1. The chocolate is rapidly disappearing. I thought we bought a lot but apparently it wasn't enough.

      I already am feeling some regret about books I put back on the shelves. Oh well, I will just have to go back eventually and buy more books and chocolate.

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  4. Beautiful photos! It sounds like you had a wonderful time here and yes, London has the best bookshops. I'd love to know what you bought!

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    1. The bookshops really are fantastic. I wish I had shops like that near me. Of course, I would be broke if I did. Broke, but very well-read!

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  5. nice photos! Edinburgh's really beautiful! It's only 13 days till my trip to London:))

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    1. Enjoy your trip. I'll be interested to see your posts about it when you get back. I think we share an obsession with London!

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  6. Seventeen books! How delightful!

    I also want a walled English garden. Not happening where we live right now, but... I can dream.

    I people-watch and make up stories about people All The Time. Sometimes if we've been out to eat, my husband will ask me what stories I was making up about all the people around us. After we leave, though.

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    1. My walled English garden wouldn't go at all with my 1960s split-level home. A dream for the future.

      People watching is high entertainment, isn't it? Sometime my husband has to nudge me and tell me to stop staring because I get so involved in the people and their imaginary lives. That is one reason I like to visit cities. There is such a huge variety of people.

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    2. I miss going to airports without kids because I would just sit in a corner and watch, watch, watch. So much scope for the imagination!

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