Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Blog July - week 3

Driving part of the holiday begins...
Left London - we has GPS (comment from end of driving - thanks be!)

It took us to Kings Lynn - Norfolk 
My Great, great, great grandparents emigrated from here in 1851 to Portland in Victoria. 

Then Scarborough and Whitby
Where we saw a castle (Scarborough) and a ruined abbey (Whitby) and a very lame Dracula experience in Whitby.. So bad!

We then travelled to 'the North' and around the area where JB was born ...

This is known as 'the angel of the north' by the same artist (Gormely) that did the sculptures on Lake Ballard near Menzies in WA.

I lost about 2 days with a virus bug thingy , JB was good to me .. 
We met his cousins and uncle and Aunty. Nice people.

We climbed up to the Penshaw monument... visited the Durham Cathedral, and JB's old house and where he was born - Rose Avenue. 

We left the area with some fond memories of the family we met and the places visited. 

We ended the week with a drive across the country to .... 

Bye for now 

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Blog July - week two

And so to London to see the Queen...'s house
Went to Harry Potter tour at the studios 

And to 221B Baker Street

Then saw Shakespeare at 'The Globe'

And Tim Minchin's 'Matilda' at the Cambridge theatre in '7 Dials'

Ran around the underground, ate, traveled on the Thames went to the Tower of London ( where the guide said 'creepily' Ann Boyelyn [spell?] still resided in her grave)

So tired, so hot (heat wave here in London), and quite happy :)

Off on a new adventure today - driving to the North of England .. Should be cooler and hoping to see the 'Angel of the North' and meet some of JB's family.

One more image to round it out .. 
Portebello Markets - near Notting Hill Gate - London 

Bye for now ... Off to navigate out of London - should be fun if we don't take a wrong turning,.. :)

Blog July
#summer/winter holiday 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Blog July - week one

A day in Paris

Love this image of Michaelangelo's slave and the small yawning tourist. 
I love his work and was happy to see two of his sculptures at the Louvre.

This image was from the first floor of the Eiffel Tower - where we had lunch at the restaurant.

Next was Notre Dame
You can light a candle for a prayer under the Rose window. 

Beautiful place.

Bon soir.