As you may know from social media, I just got back from a trip to London, England with my daughter. We had a fantastic time. We did lots of touristy things, lots of shopping, lots of eating and drinking. One of my favorite things about traveling is wandering and stumbling upon cute little streets or buildings or restaurants, and that happened a few times. I also got to meet in person with one of my readers from my Sweet Heat Reader Group, and with fellow author RJ Scott. We had lunch one day and it was awesome to meet them in person! As well, I had a family lunch on Saturday with my uncle, three of my cousins and one cousin’s wife and three kids. We don’t get to see each other often, needless to say, so it was fantastic to get together with them.
The British people are so wonderful. They are so polite — I think they say “sorry” as much as we Canadians do. Like the day I was sitting on a bench on the Underground platform…I stuck my feet straight out in front of me to look at my shoes and a man nearly walked into them. And HE said, “Sorry, ma’am.” (I believe in translation that means, watch what you’re doing with your feet you stupid bitch.)
We also loved the British sense of humor. Maybe it’s the accent, but everything they say sounds funny.
The British are also brave. Just before we left on our trip, an explosion happened in the Underground. People asked us if we were still going. Well, Londoners have no choice. They have to deal with that every day. And so we said we weren’t going to let it stop us either. We rode the Tube many times every day. We walked across Westminster Bridge. And we thought of the people who were killed or injured in senseless tragedies.
Here are a few pictures from my trip.
And of course I bought shoes... :-)