Sunday, February 27, 2022

Strong hold

I had not slept for over 24 hours but I managed to make it to 7:30 last night.I think it was the excitement of being here, seeing Cara and Colin again. Plus we stopped at an old church on the way home.

The trip home was interesting. Since I was sitting where the driver sits on an American car, (and I was tired), when a car veered sharply, I had this moment of sheer panic. I had this awful feeling of not knowing what to do before I realized I wasn't driving.

So we stopped at the church and walked around. We had a nice walk through their little town, getting  myself oriented. The doves here are mind boggling. Easily 3 or 4 times the size of our mourning doves.

By then,  it was getting dusk, and so we came home. We sat down to watch a sitcom, and that's all she wrote. I headed to bed and slept soundly until 3 am. There was a bit of confusion because I did not realize that my tablet had automatically adjusted the time. I thought it was 8. But I went back to sleep until after nine. I have felt great today.


 

Today we went to Bolsover castle. There was something I found amazing. A half dozen paintings hung on the wall, and they were not defaced at all despite the fact that there was no one there to protect them. Unheard of.

We went to an antique shop and had a walk through two flights of wonders. We had tea in the car.

The night was capped off with a roast supper with Yorkshire puddings. We drank wine 🍷and watched a play: One Man and Two Guvs. We laughed so hard we had to turn on the news of Ukraine to sober ourselves. What courage!

17 comments:

  1. I can feel your excitement and wonder through your words. Enjoy!

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  2. I am so happy hearing about your visit. Every day will be exciting and new. Give yourself a little down time, a few hours rest will do you wonders.

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  3. So glad you're having fun. Take lots of pics for when you're home. Is tea such an important daily event to have it in the car? Like drinking a soda after a run to the fast food drive-in? Linda in Kansas

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  4. Now which tea is it? a cup of tea out of a flask, you wait taking the family out and buying food for them becomes expensive;) Or is it 'proper' tea with food. This is going to be a fun experience for all of us.

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  5. Northstoke, not sure what happened to your comment. It was tea from a flask in the car. It was wonderful. Colin has the metabolism of a hummingbird and requires regular feedings of small cakes and hit tea to keep him alive. I am so happy to be here.

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  6. A very good start. It sounds wonderful.

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  7. I can feel your excitement and joy at being here with your daughter and son-in-law. Savour it all.

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  8. It sounds like you're having a good time. Lovely to be able to visit with your daughter and son in law, especially after such a long time apart. One of my favorite parts of England is the old churches.

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  9. You are off to a fine start. I hope each day is full of wonderment for you. I will be following along, although I may not comment on each post.

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  10. I never had too much problem with jetlag in my travels back and forth to England. But the 13 hour time difference between here and the U.S. kills me for a couple days before I can get a footing in the new time zone.

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  11. I can feel your excitement in your post. It sounds great!

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  12. It sounds like you're settling in just fine. You're going to have such fun!

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  13. I'm glad you've arrived and you're successfully resetting your biological clock! Looks like you've hit the ground running and you're seeing interesting stuff already. Glad you met up with the YP's too!

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  14. So pleased you have finally got here and are settling in.

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  15. That sounds like an awesome meal!

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  16. Nice to hear that you had Yorkshire Pudding but I am afraid I don't remember this. Perhaps I was too drunk.

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