The journey in England
Hello Lewis, hello friends!
Welcome Lewis! It was so nice to turn on the computer yesterday and find your post. It was a pleasure to read it and find out a bit about you. I was sorry to read that your computer is not working correctly. Hopefully, you can blog from your work until it will be repaired. I did a little research concerning the salutation at the beginning of your blog. I learnt that “Hey up, me ducks! “ is a famous Nottingham welcome and it has some connection with Dick Whittington. So, Lewis, you are living in Nottingham, are you? I am really curious to know your most exciting news: What might it be? Hmmm.... I guess… you became a father. Yes, you have a lovely baby....girl….no, no... a baby boy? I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Please, do not keep us guessing for long!
When I ended writing the blog in September 2006 I was full of hope to visit England one day. At the time it seemed like I am crying for the moon. Since then I have been there, thanks to my daughter. Definitely, the highlight of 2007 for me was our holiday in Reading, England.
Some of you might read my report about our journey on Stephen Keeler column but some of you might be interested in it. And now I can show you some pictures, too. So, here is my report.
I can say that I realised one of my dreams: I visited Csilla in Reading. We spent together ten fantastic days. During the season of Easter her housemates went home so we could enjoy her company in their shared house. I saw her university, the surroundings where she lives, her workplace and all that. She performs her duties very skilfully, so all that really put my mind at rest. We did lots of sightseeing because we rented a car and drove about 1 000 miles so I saw the hustle and bustle of the cities and the peace and quiet of the countryside as well. We visited Windsor castle, the city of Salisbury, Canterbury and Bath which are definitely beautiful cities. Stonehenge and the dock in Dover were also marvellous. We spent one day in London which is such a short time to see and visit everything. I was deeply impressed by the National Gallery because firstly, they asked for donations rather than made visitors purchase a ticket and secondly I was able to see my favourite picture by Vincent van Gogh, The Sunflowers. We had a flying visit at The Tate Modern, too. We walked past Downing Street, walked up and down St. James’ Park, picnicked by the Houses of Parliament and had a little rest in Regent’s park.
The first thing we saw in London was the Piccadilly Circus which is particularly known for its video display and neon signs. Then we saw the Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Sightseeing was so much fun. I saw traditional black London taxis and red buses on the streets. England left me utterly captivated.
The weather was beautiful. We were expecting rain and fog but the sun was shining all week. However, I saw a terrible thing. Just imagine when we were on the beach in Bournemouth people were swimming in the sea. Brrrrr…
Since then I have learnt that I saw horses and donkeys in the National Park, called The New Forest. Thanks to Jo for writing about it in her blog.
I tried fish and chips, steak pie, English muffins with eggs and ham, scones with clotted cream and jam and crumpets with butter. All these meal were delicious. I do hope that I will have a chance to visit her again in the future.
Dear Ana Paula! No, I cannot imagine Christmas with high temperatures. Undoubtedly, it might be very different. I am planning to attach a picture of our garden in winter. Please, have a look at it tomorrow.
Well, before getting long-winded I will close for now. Take care! Bye,bye
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