Sunday, May 20, 2012

UK First

   My treatment for those nasty gall stones has taken a back seat to a more exciting event. We are off to the UK for a week tomorrow and we have hired our older daughter, the tattoo artist, to house sit. Rosa our neighbour is also keeping watch.
    The other day I was feeling so blue. I stared looking for a vacation package with Buddy looking on and encouraging me. I had no real idea of where to head but I knew I didn't want heat. That's when I began to think about Europe and narrowed it down to England where it might be just right at this time of year.
    I searched for a good deal. Quickly booked three return tickets for our flight. Next I searched the local area where we wished to stay and booked a triple room in a lovely bed and breakfast in the Kent region. And then I got very excited. It was all a reality now. Don't you just love the internet for this kind of thing? Finally I even found a place to prebook a cab for the long ride to our lodging place from the airport.
   Both hubby and Buddy are thrilled about this latest crazy adventure I've put together. And in no time hubby organized his clothes, meds he needs and some pound sterling for our spending. We are lucky that he's very generous with us.
   Now my job is to get Buddy and myself organized. We started with our hair cuts. Then bought two new suitcases since two of ours had left when the girls moved out. They seem to need our things. Then we shopped for a couple of new pants and tops, some luggage tags and goodies for the trip. The laundry is washed, sorted and ready too. It's fun to have this sort of thing to do. It's a break from the usual. We're ready to pack as soon as we pick up our meds this afternoon.
   Of course I informed the couple we're hoping to see because we know they are busy in their lives. It would be unfair not to pre warn them of this hasty arrangement but it seems they will have a bit of time for us and they are looking forward to greet us. They gave us a little wish list of goodies they'd enjoy. Some decadent chocolate cookies are on the list. Hahaha
   Like a work of art, this photo of a place in the UK seems so fitting to represent our journey from our place to theirs. The sky, the earth and the water are blended so perfectly into a V creating a very harmoniuos, peaceful setting with lots of reflection. I'm praying that we shall experience some of that beauty, hopeful that our trip will go smoothly. We all need a bit of change. It was a rough winter health wise. A change of air  has often helped revitalize a spirit. So we take off very soon.
   Yesterday the UK couple was off to see the Olympic Village in London and prepare to watch an big football match. These news came via my iPhone,
   " YEAHHH AHHHWWW Wowwww !!!Chelsea won over Munich!"
This was a final match in football finals in Europe. SIL and daughter are huge Chelsea fans and were over the moon with joy. They celebrated well into the night. What fun. Guess what team this Mom/MIL might have rooted for if she were an avid football fan?
   YUP !! A LOOSER! LOL That's likely why I'm not a great sport team fan though I support all sport activities.
   UK in FIRST place! Can't wait :))


  1. I'm so glad you're going to have a change of scenery. I hope it is just the ticket to lift your spirits. I wish I was going too, lol. Have lots of fun.

  2. Wow, you must be so excited, I know I would be. That is a place I have always wanted to visit and how nice you have friends there.
    Please take lots of pictures to share with us. Have a safe and joyful trip.

  3. Have a wonderful trip and then tell me all about it. It's always a good thing to get away for awhile and see the world. I have only been in the UK passing through.

  4. this will be a fantasic trip for all of you, seeing kent and also your far away family. enjoy

  5. Dear Heidi, this all sounds so exciting. How long is the flight from where you live in Canada to Kent, England? You truly are a spare-of-the-moment human being!

  6. I am so happy for you, Heidi! A vacation is such a good way to lift spirits after a cold hard winter. I always come back re-energized.

    Have fun and come back safely. I hope you take some pics to show us.
    God bless

  7. I'm excited for you about your trip. This will be awesome. Bon Voyage!

  8. Yay! Enjoy your trip over here. And we're supposed to have nice weather for the first time this spring!

  9. Oh dear Heidrun, you seem to have picked the wrong week. It's hot here too. Probably the only hot week of the summer.

    I'll have you know that Munich was by far the better team and Chelsea only won on penalties! Sigh.

  10. Absolutely beautiful

    I am so jealous!