Tuesday, July 28, 2009


So we made it and so far so good!

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.


  1. Green with envy in The Shire. ;-)

  2. You mean the steering wheel is on the RIGHT side. I never understand crazy lawbreakers who drive on the right side of the road and have steering wheels on the left side of the car. That is WRONG. Its ILLEGAL too!

  3. LOL, I still remember the first time I drove in my Japanese car in Okinawa. Everyone pulled over to the side of the road because I kept pulling onto streets and going to the left side! What a mess. I'm so jealous, I want to go to England more than anything. (Along with ten bajillion other places.)

  4. The funniest thing for me was watching the cab driver SHIFT WITH HIS LEFT HAND! I cannot imagine doing that!! LOL

    Have a wonderful time!!!!!

  5. Anonymous9:12 AM

    Ooh, glad to see I am not the only person to keep wallets with foreign currency :-) I even have ones with Thai Bath and Russian Rubles - am not sure the exchange rates have worked in my favour while they've been sitting in my cupboard, but always good to be prepared like the girl guides.
    White Cliffs are lovely; while you're down that way you can go to Sandwich - no reason not to visit a place that sounds good enough to eat...

  6. Ah - Britain - my home country! Enjoy driving on the correct side of the road! ;-)

  7. See...I knew you loved me...even without going to any of the classic Tudor sites, you've still fed my love all things Tudor related while also insulting Henry VIII, who I like to believe is in his own circle of hell being endlessly tortured by three of his six wives....

  8. Though...you know...if you somehow managed to find and send me some bit of Tudor related memorabilia, I certainly wouldn't mind...Because, you know...you should obviously be worried about ME whilst on your honeymoon...:p

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