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


My Notting Hill said...

Glad you're back! Looks like you've made living in London a great adventure. We'll be there at the end of June and then on to Santorini & Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice) Looking forward to reading more about your travels.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I am excited to read about what you have been up to! I might be more than a little envious too.

webb said...

So happy to see you pop up today. Looking forward to enjoying your adventures vicariously!

the gardener's cottage said...

hi julie!!!!

ok, are you back yet are still over there? your travels are so exciting too! what an experience for drew. i'm so happy for you.


Bmore Bungalow said...

Wow, that camel pick is so cool.

onnery said...

You were in my thoughts just a few days ago - can't wait to here about your adventures across the pond, and then some!!

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Pat said...

OK more of your adventures please. Glad to see you coming back.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful surprise youve had moving and blooming where youre planted! and amazing memories you will bring home. The cities you've visited are so enviable. Your son has already been some fantastic places in his young life, how wonderful. xo Nancy