Well that’s a big fib, ha! But I have been on a two-week holiday ‘across-the-pond’ as we may say in North America. If you live here in Europe, sorry I didn’t get by for a visit. It’s been two weeks of constantly reading Google Maps and here in Paris, using what little french I know to win the favour of locals. I generally just put on a needy face and begged, “Pardon moi, parle vous english?”
We started our holiday last week in London. I totally enjoyed the gardens around the Marble Arch area. Especially, the Princess Diana Memorial Walk in the Royal Gardens.
So peaceful and serene. If like me, crowds are not your ‘cup of tea’, avoid Oxford Street. It is, how you say over here, ‘bananas’. Fashion? Yes. Sales? Yes. Room to walk? No!!
Luckily, we escaped the city for a couple of tours. First stop, Windsor Castle. Don’t tell Mr B, but my favourite part was meeting this little orange kitty who seemed to know Boomdee might be missing her own kitties at home. She wandered right past a line-up and stopped right at my feet. I was overjoyed !
We got a boo inside, but no photo’s are allowed. It went down like this:
We then toddled off to Stonehenge. A pre-history conundrum, if you will. It pops up in the most unassuming field in the Cotswolds of England. Well, aren’t they all really? There’s a nice visitor centre where you can thaw after the visit. The day we walked in the footsteps of ancient beings was rainy and windy. Of course, I under-dressed. Head slap, you’re in England!
Hey?! Were you a Downton Abbey fan? Are you missing Matthew Downton as much as I do? (insert soft sobs here).
We walked past Mrs. Crawley’s house and the church where, after 3 years of playing coy, the ‘oh-so-difficult’ Mary finally wed ‘handsome-sweet-kind’ Matthew.
The outdoor scenes were filmed in the very small town of Bampton, England. The film team built ‘brick-looking’ paper-mache columns to cover all the modern plumbing and electrical, but admittedly, this town is very quaint.
There’s Boomdee Crawley now ! (snicker). Do you remember your favourite scene? I had so many, but my number one favourite was when Matthew asked Mary to be his wife and the Christmas snow fell gently around them 😀 Gah! Good times!
Both excursions were hosted via a coach tour, affordable and almost effortless. Our hosts were enjoyable and well-organized. So, too many sites for one post. Thanks for joining me! BTW, are you still awake?