Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Break - London & Edinburgh

I went on my first international trip this month.  We flew from New Orleans, LA to Newark, NJ then to London.  We left Newark at 6:30 pm and arrived in London at 6:20 am.  We dropped our bags at the hotel and hit the town.  We stayed up all day and went to the London Tower to see the crown jewels, the Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey (which was closed), then back to the hotel to freshen up before going to Piccadilly Circus for supper.
fish n chips before touring the Tower of London
The Tower Bridge

Big Ben
Westminster Abbey

Resting on the tube back to hotel

Piccadilly Circus
The second day, we went to Buckingham Palace for the changing of the guard.  Where I stood were some rude people who put their children on the fence so no one could see (their kids could see over the brick area of the fence).  I recorded it and watched what I could, then over to Churchill's War Museum.  Then we went to Trafalgar Square.  I went to the National Art Museum.  I only got to see half of it but I loved what I saw.  After supper, we went to King's Cross Station to have our picture taken at Platform 9-3/4.

Buckingham Palace

Churchill's War Museum

National Art Museum

Some of the art that I liked

Some of the art that I liked

Oops, I didn't make it on the Platform

 Monday was not a very good day.  We didn't plan well; hindsight is 20/20.  We had the boat tour on the Thames River, walked from the Tower Bridge to Shakespeare's Globe Theater (could tour because play for local schools was being presented.  So went to the museum.  Walked from there to the London Dungeon's Tour (great tour) and then the London Eye (awesome view).  We ate supper at Harrod's (I ate in the Tea Room with Rudy).

Model of Shakespear's Globe

View from the London Eye


Fish Pie at Harrod's Tea Room.  Yummy

 Tomorrow I will post about the Scotland portion of our trip.  I have to leave.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Pre Spring Break

Well last weekend and this week I have been preparing for my first international trip.  I am going to London and Edinburgh next week during my spring break.  I am very excited and nervous.  I have traveled within the United States by airplane and automobile.  But, this is my first foray across the ocean.  It will also be my first train trip (from London to Edinburgh and back).  I have been gathering all the things that I need.  I plan to pack everything on Thursday.  The only bad thing about this trip is that I have to get up at 4:00 am on Friday to meet the group at 5:15am to travel to the airport.  I don't do well with getting up early.  Other than that, I think I am good.

So what did I work on this weekend and this week.  I stitched a little bit on Tre civette sul comò by Madame Chantilly and Tuffet's Cupboard.  But I didn't complete very much.  I didn't work very long on either one.  Next week I won't be stitching much either because of the trip.

I will post pictures.


Mardi Gras Week

This week has been a rough week.  My father came home from the hospital.  Because of his stroke, I have been staying with my parents at night.  Thank God it was Mardi Gras holidays.  I was able to stay night and day with them through the weekend and for Monday & Tuesday.  My brothers and sisters an sister-in-law stepped up and covered Wednesday and Thursday during the day.  I have been preparing for my first international trip to London.  So I crocheted myself a hat and cowl.  It was supposed to be a scarf but I didn't have enough yarn. I actually crocheted this hat with a scarf for my cousin Kathy.  She really liked it.  So, did I.  Hence, I made one for me.

Also this week I finished my part of the Halloween Rules, Eat Candy & Visit a Haunted House, on Bridget's.  This month and next I will work on Jennifer's Halloween Rules.  I had to make a few changes to the colors because they didn't match or they blended in with the color of the fabric.  I am really enjoying this Round Robin with my sisters.

 Next I have to work on the Jennifer's.  The patterns are Scare a Crow and Carve a Pumpkin.  It is really quick and easy.

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