16 Apr

London is full of daffodils.  They are everywhere.  We visited so many enchanting parks during our stay and the color yellow surrounded us.  We probably had an abnormal London experience because the weather was beautiful making it possible to be outside all the time and walk everywhere.  (Aside from using the wonderful underground tube!)

We rented a room in an old couple’s flat and were not prepared for what we experienced there!  The wife was away in Switzerland skiing and we were left with 77-year-old John for our entire stay.  I wish I could put into words what this man was like.  He is an self taught artist with art in the famous V and A museum which he reminded us about every 3 minutes.  He would walk into our room randomly just to chat if we didnt keep our door locked.  He gave us a 6am wake up call to remind us about breakfast at 9am AND supposedly his son is in the Russian Mafia One day at breakfast he was telling us his agent never paid him our deposit.  Here is his quote, “My son can contact his people and they will blow his head off.”  Very interesting man.  But dont worry, we made it out alive.

Here is my favorites list for London (in no particular order):

1. Wicked

2. Sitting in lawn chairs in St. James Park

3. Walking across all the bridges

4. Big Ben and the House of Parlament

5. Meeting up with friends we met earlier in our travels

6. Billy Elliot

7. Jogging through Hyde park with Laura

8. Platform 9 and 3/4 (of course)

9. The underground

10. Daffodils.  So many daffodils.

11. Getting a library card and feeling like we were home for a week

12. Sunday church at Westminster Abby

London was incredible.  All that I hoped it would be.


4 Responses to “Daffodils”

  1. Holl April 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    Michele Elizabeth!!!

    I can’t wait to here about London. I am so glad you experieince Wicked and Billy Elliot. Ah. I love London and I love you. I hope you are doing well.

  2. Mom April 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    Way, way cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s still fun living it through you! Soooo good to hear your voice Mon. morning!!! Sorry you have the sniffles. Will pray it goes clear away!!! “Hi” to Shelby and Lora and thanks to them for being awesome travel companions!!! Enjoy, enjoy your last 2 weeks from today!! Love you!!

  3. Jo April 21, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    Only 2 weeks left, so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We got your package and on the front it said, “Royal Mail”! So apparently, wer’e “royal”! Ha ha!!!!!!!!! Give Shelby and Laura a big hug and say hi to them. You make the daffodils sound beautiful!!!!!!!!! Oh and who the heck is Billy Elliot? You got a library card in London; that’s so COOL!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, can’t wait til you get home and to open the box you got us! Love you! Gotta go; so see you soon (in 2 weeks)!!

  4. Joy Gregg April 23, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    Hi Michele, Wow, is all I can say. And that you have this opportunity. It is beautiful sunny day here an I’m trying to work on scrapbooks for three seniors who graduate h.s. this year, Have any idea who they are? I just finished Jared’s and a slow start on Hillary’s. Cheryl brought over Jer and Hill’s sr. pictures to choose and order from. They are all so good, it’s hard to make a choice. Jenny said you were’t feeling so good when you called them on Monday morning. So hope you’ve recovered!

    See you soon, Love you lots and pray for you!

    Nana Joy

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