Here's our car... note the steering wheel is on the wrong side. This has led my husband to say, whilst driving, "This is sooooooo weird!" We're glad to have the GPS, so that we aren't entirely relying on my navigation skills (normally excellent but I keep staring at stuff and then shout, "hey, did that sign just say exit 8??!!??"). We also had a toll bridge to cross that had my husband a bit worried (his wallet with British pounds was in the back) until I whipped out my little wallet of foreign coins (in this case UK/EU) and handed him £2. He asked, "Do you just keep wallets of foreign currency?" And I replied, "Why, yes. Yes I do. I have one for Israel, one for Jordan, one for the US and one for the UK and the EU." "How often do we go to England that you need a wallet for it?!" He was amazed and, I think, quite a bit pleased that I am prepared for ALL kinds of things.
We were last in England in March 2008. I think the trip before was in 2005 or 06. That's often enough for me to keep my spare change. Besides, you never know when you might have a trip somewhere else that might go through London.
We saw the cathedral... which I couldn't get all into one shot. I'll go through my husband's photos later, but you get the idea... It was VERY big and VERY cool. It's surrounded by ruins because stupid Henry VIII went and knocked the abby and surrounding buildings down when he broke away from the Catholic Church. I will admit, it does make for some very lovely gardens and pictures.
I am not the photographer my husband is. But I did take this one fantastic (in my mind) photo through sheer not-understanding-basic-photography-101: I took a picture INTO the sun.
It's purple... and ghosty. Whoooo!!!! Anyone else feel the ghost of St. Thomas Becket lurking behind them? BOO!
Right, time to run off and get in a museum before we head to Dover, where I will endevor NOT to fall off the White Cliffs.