....than going up to London, not to visit the Queen, but to see my eldest son!
Got there Friday afternoon, in the comfort of the train, couldn't have coped with driving, my back is still painful.
So first stop was the V&A museum. Kit had never been before and I love it, so a couple of hours passed swiftly by there. Back to his house in west London, before I went back into the city again to meet my cousin and his wife in Covent Garden for dinner. They had their house guest with them, who should have been half way across the Atlantic but the dust got in the way.
Had a Turkish feast and such a laugh as we plied the wonderful Canadian woman with stories of our dysfunctional family!
Saturday a completely blue sky and not a cloud to spoil the view. Kit's girlfriend arrived and we got the bus to Kew Gardens.
This is where the Camillias were in full bloom as were the amazing Magnolias, that any minute now will be on my side bar! Wandering around I saw a woodpecker, a heron, several peacocks and peahens and spotted this one up a tree. Very amusing sight.
The wonderful Camillias in their hot pink/ crimson finery
Into the temperate glasshouse with Kit looking gorgeous, well in my opinion.
A waterfall in the beginning of creation glasshouse.
A meadow of Fritallery flowers with their distinctive checkerboard flower petals.
Two very inquisitive geese just passing the time of day with people!
Today, we went to the River Thames for lunch on a converted ship, that is now a restuarant and bar.
Again more glorious sunshine. Kit is standing in front of the London Eye and County Hall, nowadays a luxury hotel.
Me, waiting for my plate of mezze to arrive and drinking cider.
The view of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from our table.
And now I'm home with a severe case of gettinghomeitis that can only be cured with time and normal life.
Had such a fab weekend, absoultely lovely spending time with my family especially Kit. Now have to wait till July to see him again, when I go back down to use my birthday present from him, two tickets to see Jools Holland live in Kew Gardens on a summer evening. And Kit is the other person coming along!