Sunday, 8 September 2013


Hi from London! Whilst hubby is packing our bags, I am blogging before we leave for the airport later this afternoon for our long flight home.

We left Wales on Tuesday, 27th August, heading south east through Somerset to Porlock to catch up with a friend of hubby's. The friend's we had stayed with the previous night had recommended some places to visit along the way including Dunster Castle - a Norman castle built in the 11th and 12th centuries, and Selworthy Green which has four thatched cottages, one is a tea room which has fabulous cakes which we didn't try as we had just had lunch.

On Wednesday, 28th August we travelled back to Cousin Anne's house just south of London, stopping at Tarr Steps which is a medieval clapper bridge - it has 17 spans of stone slabs, we also drove past Stonehenge!!!

Thursday/Friday/Saturday - we just sorted out washing and the bike and returned it to the docks in Felixstowe where it will be packed into a sea container and sent home next week.

On Sunday, 1st September, after watching the MotoGP we went to Chartwell House which was Sir Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine's country home since 1922. It has beautiful views of the countryside being in an elevated position, beautiful gardens, a play house for their daughter and an artist's studio as Churchill took up oil painting when he was 40!!!


On Monday, 2nd September we went to visit Rochester where my husband was born - it has a very interesting castle and a very large cathedral.

On Tuesday, 3rd September we went to Greenwich, just a couple of miles out of London and famous for Greenwich Mean Time - we went to the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Queen's House (which is an art museum) and then to visit the Cutty Sark.

On Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th September we went into London to the Victoria and Albert Museum, Buckingham Palace - saw the changing of the guard and to the theatre to see the musical Mama Mia.

On Friday, 6th September we went to Canterbury and had lunch with hubby's aunt.

Yesterday, Saturday, 7th September we went to Richmond, a suburb south west of London to catch up with my friend Jane and visit Hampton Court.

Well, that's it from me and 'boring' you with my vacation snaps I'll be back to my art in a few weeks after I've sorted out the washing and the house and photos and ordered more paints and canvases etc...

Hope you're having a great weekend, take care. 

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