Cherrio! It’s the Chapman family in jolly old England. We had a wonderful 7 day trip with several days in busy, bustly London and a few in quiet, lovely Bath.
We’ve put some of the highlights up on our flckr page, with captions to tell you our tale. (They are all marked public now, so you shouldn’t have to log in to see them.) The things that aren’t pictured there, but which were also more-than-wonderful were:
-walks and cream tea with our friend Faith Blakemore of Nottingham and her brother Si. (The kids are pretty sure Faith is Maid Marion in disguise.)
-the glitz and glamour of a Broadway-style show, Wicked, based on the untold story of the Witch of the West. (Amazing!)
-a picture-perfect hotel room in Bath with views of the rolling hills and a number of charming churches.
-a quiet chat with one of the Chaplins after taking Communion at Westminster Abbey (and hiding out in the private side chapel he led us to, away from the crowds.)
We loved England and will be sure to come again before our stay in Europe is over. Next time we’d like to see the Lindensfarm Gospels, travel up Stratford-on-Avon on a canal boat, and watch a play at Shakespeare’s Globe.