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Coming Full Circle in London

Where it all started on July 5th...

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Since London was once my home, it felt like Lloyd and I were coming full circle when we landed very early on Saturday morning into Heathrow. Even though we have almost a full month left, we are both starting to get a little sentimental about the impending closure of this wonderful chapter in our lives. Even immigration’s sharp ‘what are you doing here?’ (a tough question at 6am in the morning after 24hours of travel!) couldn’t prevent the warm and fuzzy feeling we carried through customs and into the arrivals’ lounge.

Happily, the FREEZING early morning wind did the trick and our warm and fuzzies evaporated with the steam of our Starbucks as we waited for my frankly heroic brother who had generously (stupidly?) insisted on picking us up. All three of us enjoyed a pretty spectacular sunrise over London as we drove right across town to Docklands.

Can you hear the wedding bells? I’m happy to report that – later this month - the blog will feature the impending nuptials of my brother, and Lloyd and I spent half the day with the bride ensuring we’d be properly turned out for the big day. Not, of course, before she had cooked the most welcome hot English brekkie with real bacon! What with all the food Emma had generously produced – and the chocolate by my bedside – I have to suspect that she’s working to fatten me up so that I’ll look even more obese next to her on the big day ;o)

And from here, Lloyd and I go our separate ways for a few days. Late on Saturday, Lloyd will arrive in Cairo to spend a few days with his brother, Roger. I think more diving is on the agenda – this time hopefully with better conditions. And as for me, I’m heading up to Bridlington in the north of England to spend a few days with my folks. As they normally come and visit us in California, we don’t get up there often enough, and I was horrified to realize that they’ve moved THREE times since my last visit!!! So, I’ll be picking up a train on Sunday morning and heading north hoping to arrive in time for a traditional Sunday lunch.

(By the way, this post was written AND posted on the train between Doncaster and London...... how cool is that?)

Posted by jacquiedro 12:30 Archived in England Tagged round_the_world

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