England

The Chapman Family at Castle Combe

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:

-late night ale and dessert with the hilarious Paul Roberts and his lovely and long suffering wife Sharon at The George Pub in Batheaston. (Cate fell asleep on the wooden bench behind the table.)

-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.

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6 Responses to England

  1. Becky says:

    WoW! Beautiful pictures! The Chapman family amazing adventure continues!! Enjoy! đŸ™‚ I’m sure Preston is going to love Europe! I’m so excited for him!
    Hugs and kisses to you all!
    Love,
    Beck

  2. Susan Young says:

    Super fun! We enjoyed looking at all the photos. I’ve never really dreamed of going to London, but it sure looked cool! Thanks for sharing, captions were fun. I really liked that glass window that was non-traditional.

    The food shot at the end and the sheep in pasture pictures reminded me a lot of Ireland.

    Love you all. Oh, the ice cream looked good too, eh?

  3. Amber says:

    How fun!! I want to know where you found the good English food… Hoping to get in on one of those excursions with you. love, A

  4. Tonya says:

    I loved perusing your pictures. So beautiful! And how much fun too! I’m glad you had a good get away! We miss you guys. I need to e-mail you…it’s been too long since we’ve talked! Ciao!

  5. Paul Roberts says:

    Waddayamean “Cate fell asleep”? – she was pondering on the ineffable mysteries contained in my effluence eloquence…

  6. Rosie Gustafson says:

    hey was up? tonya if u r reading this i hope u r the same tonya who used to baby sit me
    xoxo RoRo (rosie)

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