Friday, March 4, 2022

Whoot!

Last night, I put my miserable self to bed. After tossing and turning for a couple of hours...was it my imagination? Things seemed to be easing.  By midnight I was sure of it. By 2, I fell asleep. 

After a light breakfast, we were able to do some exploring at an antique store not far away. Cara and Colin are pondering a marriage chest from 1681. Things like that continue to amaze me. I think they always will.

The owners were very friendly. I honestly feel as if I could have gone around their shop all day and still been discovering new things. I found an old brass machining tag for Texaco oil in London, that I bought for Tim. We live an hour from the world's first oil well, and he collects oil memorabilia. I knew that a familiar name from an unfamiliar place would tickle him. The gentle!an at the till said, ' let me pay attention here and give you the right change.' He laughed when I said, 'I would be easy to fool...I haven't had a coin lesson.'
Something else I really think is great are the city centers, traffic free. You can stroll along at your leisure. I had a steak roll and a hot soup to goWalking in the damp meant that soup really hit the spot. 

It was so good to get out of the house!

We came home to fish and chips and we watched Hamilton while Colin went off to a class. 

 

17 comments:

  1. Glad you're doing better! Seems like easy strolling around there. Linda in Kansas

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  2. Good that you can now get out and enjoy your holiday. I like the way many English and European cities prioritise people over cars.

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  3. That's good news! Glad you are feeling better and have gotten out exploring. Enjoy yourself!

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  4. What wonderful news. I have prayed to read that you are up and out.

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  5. I'm so glad you enjoyed the antique store. We used to love going antique hunting when we lived on the mainland. The marriage chest sounds so neat.

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  6. So good to hear you are better and getting out to explore. Enjoy that car boot sale tomorrow - hope the weather is fine and it lives up to expectations and you find treasure!

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  7. I am so pleased that you are back to normal again, and still enjoying your visit despite the bug.
    It has reminded me of our first visit to the US over twenty years ago when we had booked the first three days in New York. I became ill with a nasty stomach bug the night we arrived and was stuck in our hotel room and bathroom for two of those days. I managed to cram a lot in on my final day though!

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  8. Classic. Fish and chips on a Friday night;) Glad you are getting better and seeing the sights. Antiques are the thing that hold this country together. Though I will argue with my daughter of the 1970s/1980s vintage dresses she collects they can hardly be called vintage, but then I am two generations behind now...

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  9. Relief! And a profitable outing.

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  10. Now that seems like a fine day in a fine place.

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  11. These posts make me want to go back again. I so enjoyed my time over there.

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  12. That marriage chest sounds incredible.

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  13. I'm so glad you're back among the living. Now enjoy yourself! (clearly you already are)

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  14. So glad that you are getting a chance to enjoy yourself there.

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  15. I'm glad you're feeling better and the photos are lovely.

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