It’s been a whirlwind of activities in the past month, so much such that I couldn’t keep up with updating my blog. Quite frankly I would have been able to fit it in had I wanted to but I instead chose to enjoy the moments and the unfolding events and to update these to my blog later. I however made an effort to keep my Instagram current and up-to-date, as I know most of us follow each other on our Instagram accounts (mine’s @greydynasty ).
I took some time off after blogging about my beloved father-in-law passing on, my fall and recovery, and hubby and I traveling to England for the funeral where we then stayed on for about 3 weeks. Despite the circumstances of our travel, it was a lovely time seeing my family-in-law and our friends. We met so many wonderful people and visited some lovely places along the way. This blog post summarizes most of what we did while in England.
On a windy afternoon we drove up with Aunt Jackie to the Rubbing House located on the Epsom Downs racecourse where we had a four-hour lunch and chatted over tea and scones. I’ve always wanted to go to the Derby Horse Racecourse, which is still on my bucket list; but hopefully only until this summer when I can attend one in England. I should probably start shopping for a good pair of wedges and one of those decadent hats –Lol!
We visited the English countryside of Tadley Basingstoke in Hampshire County where we spent a weekend with my childhood friend Merab and her boys. We all stayed up late and talked long into the night about life in general. I’ve known Merab for more than 20 years so it’s really nice to see her and hubby chat like old friends. Merab and her family came to visit us in the US the Christmas of 2014 and she and hubby got along famously so the bond has stayed strong.
We also had the pleasure of driving Jessica to school every morning so her parents could catch a break while we were there. This provided structure to our days and ensured we didn’t sleep away some of the best days of our time with the family. Often after the drop off we’d stop somewhere for tea to talk and plan out our day. Then we’d walk along High Street (that’s Main Street for Americans) and buy a few things here and there, or do a full-on grocery shopping for Sunday roast dinner.
Hubby planned a photo session with his sisters after dropping me off to meet my friend Chanel where we hang out for hours on end –just love my times with this lady. We then drove to Worthing, Sussex to visit some of Dad Harry’s favorite places on the beach. Had ice cream, his favorite fish and chips, and picked up some memorabilia in his memory.
We spent the last day in England in Watford with my sister-in-law Lyn and her family. We went out to the Toby Calvary Aldenham for a Sunday roast dinner and spent the rest of the evening relaxing at home sipping tea and looking through family pics. Many warm memories have been made on this trip, and I’ll cherish these for a long time to come.