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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

"London... at last!}


{this is just a castle along the streets in London.... I mean really- if this doesn't make you want to go... read on!!}

Finally Mates! I get to show you part of our Europe trip {sorry it took so long}. A few of you have joked about how I said "it was wonderful... then on to Prissy's party details". Well.... what can I say, it's who I am! But if you think we had an amazingly splendid time... you are bang on {correct} & we want to go back {in another 10 yrs}!!!!!!!


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Joey just after we got to London
{after an 8 hr flight through the night- I now know where they get the term "red eye"!}


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"Big Ben"
{amazingly BIG- I know that sounds silly. But you can't imagine how huge it really is!}


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I have NEVER seen such beautiful flower boxes in my life! EVERY little shop & restaurant had the most gorgeous flowers- did I mention that I {heart} London?


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{I'm just gonna let this speak for itself & let y'all decide?}


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I even loved the cabs! Who knew that public transportation could be so chic?


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People were preforming everywhere- from dancing.. to singing... to magic... to you name it!


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And what London trip would be complete without watching the "Changing of the Guard"? It was so classy- they were amazing & stay out there in the rain or shine without even flinching!!!!


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Any guesses as to what this is? Why a Royal Gardening shed of course! YES this is where they keep the unsightly lawn mowers & such!!!! We "lunched" in the park several days- one of my favs! We picked up "Pret & Manger" one of the best "eateries" that we have EVER gone to!!!! SO YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!
{I hear that NYC has one too?}


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This is outside Parliament & the House of Commons. We actually set through a bit of Parliament- it is open to the public daily. They were just in the beginning of the phone tapping scandals with the big London newspapers....


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And... we went to the Queen's Palace Playhouse to see "Phantom of the Opera". Y'all it was the best single most fantastic theater presentation that I have EVER seen! The theater itself was breathtaking- with tufted red velvet & crystal chandeliers EVERYWHERE. The singing... well let's just say I cried..... it was fantastic & all we kept saying was- Prissy would have loved it!!!


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More outside Parliament-
I could show y'all about 100 pics from every angle- it was beautiful!!!


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Westminster Abbey
{the bells were totally fabulous!}


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Me at the "Queens Gardens" flower shop.
Heavenly I tell you!!!!


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I love these!
They are on every corner. The Brits are not the cell phone fanatics we are.


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And... can I tell you how sad I was to have to pick up a few clothing items? The weather was perfect {in the 60-70's} but I was prepared for 90's. Sadly- ha ha, I had to make an appearance in the UK equivalent of our TJ Maxx- TK Maxx! Don't ya love it? I mean really- 5 stories of perfect shopping pleasure!!!!!!!!


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We also shopped at John Lewis- very fancy! I wanted to buy a hat, but thought better of it. However my "Mary Poppins" hat from last summer would have fit right in!!!!! Why don't American's wear hats? I say we should bring them back!!!!!


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Joey outside the "British Museum" - surprisingly the most visited site in London. I'm shocked that it isn't TK Maxx- ha ha!!


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This is a peek right around the Corner from our Hotel.


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The Morgan Hotel- was FANTASTIC- so much so that I would/want to stay there again if we ever go back. They have the BEST tea & toast in London!!!!


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so fun!!!
I have about 100 other pics to share, but I want you to go see it for yourselves. Trust me when I say "we had an absobloodylutely marvelous time"!!!!


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p.s. Paris to come......


1 comment:

  1. Love the pics! Looks like you had an amazing trip.

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