Off to London...

For those of you who don't follow the Facebook Home on the Croft page, here's a link to a sermon I heard the other day called The Dignity and Beauty of Manual Labor. Yes, that's 'Labor' spelled the American way because it was preached in the USA, albeit by a Scot.

And so to today: I'm off to London to see the Queen. Well, the 'to see the Queen part' may not be entirely accurate. When I spoke to HM the other day, I told her I felt she and Prince Philip really needed to rest after their grueling week of events and illness. Her Maj understands, and hopes the next time I come to London, I will be able to have Tea at the Palace. 

In that I visit London frequently, that shouldn't be a problem.

Talking of visiting London, I must go and pack. 

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Okay, I'm back now, having at least gathered my wits my clothes. I am now going to have my second breakfast of the day, the first one having been at ridiculous-o'clock. Remembering that plenty food and plenty fluids is the way to stop myself getting headaches, I feel quite justified in eating Breakfast #2 at the late morning hour of 9am.

And speaking of food ... We are also going to Paris for a day. 

I'm sorry, did you catch what I said?

We. Are. Going. To. Paris.

"Je regret, mai je ne parlez pas Francais."

I really wish I did, but this is one of my only phrases. "I'm sorry, but I do not speak French.". Shame on me.

I was saying to The Girls (oh, did you know that my friends are The Girls. My own girls think this is hilarious, as anyone over 30 is a lady, and anyone of 40 is ... well, next door to being elderly)

Anyway, I was saying to The Girls that as we are in Paris from around 11am, we can begin our French experience with morning coffee at a Parisian coffee shop.

Sound good?

Then we have lunch, afternoon tea and dinner before heading back to London. 

I do believe we may manage a quick glimpse of the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysee, but they cannot be our priorities, right?

This time, I really do have to leave y'all to pack. I do have something of a history when it comes to being late ....

No doubt, I shall post photos a-plenty on Facebook, but I doubt I'll be posting here until I'm back in civilization.

Bon Vogage (that's me talking to myself - a frequent occurrence, so nothing with which to concern yourselves).


  1. I thought that was the plan for THURSDAY, with glimpses of the palace,Parliament buildings and the London Eye??

  2. I am no longer a 'girl'.....


    On the other hand - this makes up for it plenty!!!!

    Dawn x

  3. I am next door to elderly. :-).

    I hope your experience in Paris is better than mine was. I very much disliked it. Least favorite of the cities we visited. I loved Verdun though. Spent Bastille Day in Verdun. That was a magical experience.

    Have fun in London! I really enjoyed my visit there.

    Safe travels to you!,

  4. Paris????
    Oh my.....I sure will look forward to a post on that city!

    Enjoy your trip!!!

  5. Good travels!!! Have a great time...will picture you both going from cafe to cafe with glimpses of the sites en route to the next one! My dad and R will be in London all day Friday if you are free! :)

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  7. I hope you have a wonderful trip! We are headed to Paris in a few days ourselves!! Bon voyage!

  8. Oh, I hope you all have a grand time! One of my dreams is to tour Europe. :)

  9. Oh what fun! Can't wait to see your pictures. I'll keep watch on FB, waiting for pics and updates. Yes, have a grand time friend!


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