Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What A Year!

That's a camel we're on people!

It was about this time last year that I was breaking down in tears about moving to London. I couldn’t imagine what life would be like without my garden. I now call The Regent’s Park my backyard and I think it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth.  Today I discovered yet another secret little spot. 

Beautiful Regent's Park. I have a much bigger pond now

Matt is embracing the new life too. He learned how to wrap his scarf the European way

Before the move I didn’t know what could possibly replace Trader Joes and the thrift stores I loved to poke around in. Now I walk to Waitrose to shop for groceries just about every day. I’ve even discovered some new food items I’ll miss when we move back to VA.  I had no idea how much I would look forward to Fridays when I “junk” on Portobello Road—Oh the treasures I’ve found!
I didn't bring this home from the market, but we got very close to  it. 

It’s been an amazing year. I can’t believe what I’ve seen in the past 10 months. I’ve learned so much about England/London history, we’ve traveled to Barcelona, Dubai, Rome and Paris. 
We're in the Arabian dessert!

On our way to the vatican we passed this castle

These two need no introduction

We’ve made friends through Drew’s school and we’ve been entertaining a lot more. (e.g using my treasures). There’s so much good stuff I need to share and remember. So much more than “Loo Tours” and oddly placed door knobs. 

I’ve got the time and the stories to tell, so here goes - Let's meet back here a couple times a week for coffee (or wine depending on your time zone) and I'll tell you about our adventures. Cheers!
Enjoying a cup of coffee at an ancient fountain in Rome