Saturday, October 3, 2015

London and Let's Go Home!

Hello, Dear Ones! I want to thank you all who went along with me on our English trip. This is the very last post, I promise, as you're probably sick of this stuff! :)
 We drove the rent car to the Heathrow air port and returned it. We had reserved a room at the Hilton for two days at the air port so we could get to our plane to come home easily. It was really neat because there was an enclosed walkway from our hotel into the air terminal. I guess you've figured it out, we like Hiltons and we like trains. In the air terminal is the tube and we took it a couple of times into the heart of London. 
 Of course we went smack to Piccadilly Circus and you've never seen so many folks! Everywhere.
 You never know what you're going to see! ;) He wore the flag beautifully.
 This is the London Eye. We were going to ride it but if you look really close on the right hand side you'll see some of the line. Now triple that and you'll know how long the line was. Never mind! ;)
 So we amused ourselves by walking around and snapping. We've been to London a few times but it's always nice to see it again. Big Ben! :) Tick tock.
 A quick view of St. Paul's Cathedral right next to Big Ben.
 It just happened to be the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and we ran into this little man you see above. We were walking by and Mr. Precious saw all of his medals and stopped to thank him for his service. The little man was just thrilled! He was 95 years old, had been a fighter pilot in the war and was shot down. He was just loving talking to us and we certainly enjoyed talking to him!
Here's one last snap! We would be hopping onto our airplane later that day and as nice as our trip was, I was ready to get home! I missed you all so much. Now I've got to hurry up and get my Fall decorating done. Thanks again for all of your comments - I love hearing from you all.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

England Swings

 England swings like a pendulum do
Bobbies on bicycles, two by two
Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben
The rosy-red cheeks of the little children
Now, if you huff and puff and you finally save enough
Money you can take your family on a trip across the sea
Take a tip before you take your trip, let me tell you where to go
Go to Engeland, oh
England swings like a pendulum do
Bobbies on bicycles, two by two
Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben
The rosy-red cheeks of the little children
Mama's old pajamas and your papa's mustache
Falling out the window sill, frolic in the grass
Tryin' to mock the way they talk fun but all in vain
Gaping at the dapper men with derby hats and canes
England swings like a pendulum do
Bobbies on bicycles, two by two
Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben
The rosy-red cheeks of the little children
England swings like a pendulum do
Bobbies on bicycles, two by two
Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben
The rosy-red cheeks of the little children
~ sung by Roger Miller


25 comments:

  1. London is amazing with so much history to see. How sweet that you chatted with this war vet. Wonderful photos of your tour. I enjoyed them. Have a lovely weekend.

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  2. I really enjoyed your trip! Thanks for taking us along. Makes me want to visit England now!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  3. Sheila, Thank you so much for inviting me along to England. I enjoyed the pictures and the very interesring information of the sights. Just Lovely, Kathleen in Az

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  4. Westminster Abbey is next to Big Ben, St Paul's is on the other side of the river over the Millennium bridge!! Have enjoyed reading about your visit to my Country and to say we drive on the right side of the road!! ;-)) Sorry you didn't get to visit Highclere,
    ( Downton Abbey) always best to check websites first!! It is a great place to visit and if Lady Carnarvon is around she is a lovely friendly lady. We are enjoying watching the final series, I am sure it will soon be available in other countries very soon, I know my sister in Australia enjoys it.
    My daughter lives and works in and around Basingstoke so I know roughly where you stayed and have visited most of the places you did.We have just come back from a visit to Nottinghamshire, we went to Burghley House, that is well worth a visit but then there are so many wonderful places to visit in the UK. Come back very soon!! Jackie , Surrey, UK.

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  5. What a wonderful trip...I really enjoyed it! Welcome home, Shelia.

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  6. Loved every moment of reading about your trip. One thing I noticed and appreciated is that you dressed nicely. When we were in Italy, one of the Italians commented we must be from Denmark, and when he found out we were American, he said, "Well, since you were dressed nicely, I didn't think you were from America." No sloppy t-shirts, ragged jeans or shorts. We tried to match what the locals were wearing, and (except maybe for the stinky shoe incident) you did us proud! Hahahaha!
    Thanks for the great tour and welcome home!

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  7. Second try. Sheila, I loved all your pictures from England. We went there with EF Tours last summer on a walking tour. Big mistake. It was with high school kids and we walked our legs off. Too much for these old folks but it was a trip of a life time and we loved it. Your pictures brought back memories. I wish we could go back. The Roger Miller song you posted brought back memories also. We were good friends with his mom. She was a member of our church and my husband did her funeral. We met Roger once and his wife and children a couple of times when they visited his mom. It brought back sweet memories too. Thanks for all your posts. You have great adventures! Nelda

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  8. "...as you're probably sick of this stuff!"

    Not at all! I just visited London while sitting at my kitchen table. Didn't even have to get out of my pajamas!

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  9. Such a fun trip and I loved tagging along with you.

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  10. I have so enjoyed going along with you on your trip across the pond. Sounds as if you had a wonderful time. How nice that you stopped to talk with that war hero.

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  11. Ok, so I hardly go to London so I cannot say anything about where you went! However I can say that you obviously had a really great time and enjoyed it a lot which I am glad about for you! xx

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  12. Oh- What a great trip you had! Lucky girl!!!! The best part of today's post for me was you talking to the 95 year old vet. We have a couple about that age that come into the VA where I am and I just love them. Welcome Home! I still have to decorate for Fall, too! xo Diana

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  13. Shelia, thank you for sharing your trip to London. You are much nicer than I as I have been dragging our trip along for months. Lol Welcome home and enjoy decorating for Fall! ♥

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  14. You two saw so many nice sights, and the sweetest of all was the old gentleman who had served our country and earned medals. Good that you thanked him, I think he was tickled to hear it.

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    1. I wrote "our" country, and I am American, but really, he served not only Britain but her allies too.

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  15. So many beautiful sights and great people. So glad that you are on your way home. That gentleman was so nice and I am so glad that you thanked him for his service. I am sure he was please as punch that you thanked him. He looked very snappy all dressed to the 9's.
    Welcome home Shelia.
    Mary

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  16. Great photos of your London sojourn, a place I'd love to go someday. You both look so relaxed but there always comes a point when you're ready for home doesn't there?

    Diana

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  17. It's been fun going on this trip with you! Looks likenyounhad a great time. My husband has been to London and has fond memories. He didn't get to your much though as he was there to work and didn't have the opportunity. I hope to get there some day. Glad you shared all this with us!

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  18. I am enjoying your trip and pics! It has been a few years since I have been to England/Scotland....so your pics refreshed my memory!

    And thanks for visiting me today! The new pic...my church picture. Ha!
    Sheila

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  19. Since I could never, ever fly across the ocean I will take this trip, vicariously, with you 2!!! That man looks amazing for 95!!! My Joe went to London on business and he lOVED it. Traveled all over Europe and London was his favorite place!

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  20. Hi Shelia, what a wonderful trip and your photos have been amazing. What a treat to talk to the 95 year old man. He looks so great for his age and I imagine he was very interesting to talk with. Welcome home and so glad you enjoyed your time in London. Have fun decorating. Can't wait to see your pretty home all falled up! Hugs, cm

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  21. I'm trying to think if it was Samuel Pepys who said "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." In other words, I could read London posts from you forever! What a grand excursion. I'm so delighted that you had such a good time! And very happy you got to meet a WWII veteran. You must have made his day.

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  22. I just love it that you stopped to talk to that Battle of Britain veteran! That was wonderful. It was Samuel Johnson who said, 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.' I can't get enough of London. Wasn't it wonderful to be there!

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  23. Fun, fun, fun 'til the end! Thanks for taking us along!

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  24. So glad you had a wonderful trip to England!!!! Thank you so much for the virtual trip there...I enjoyed it!!!

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