It’s been about 2.5 years since I’ve been back to the UK… real life intervening and all of that. But I decided to bite the bullet, miss a couple of events here and take off for the last week in November and the first week in December in England and Wales. There’s nothing prettier than London dressed for Christmas.
Right now, I am thinking that I will be in London for the first five days, especially since I’ve had a kind invitation of spending Thanksgiving with some English friends who’ve just moved back from NYC. One day will be spent in Oxford with my cousin, with whom I am close. I am hoping to catch the Horst P. Horst exhibit at the Victoria & Albert with fellow blogger, Coulda Shoulda Woulda.
No visit to London is complete without spending some time with former blogger, The House of Beauty & Culture, who had one of the most amazing blogs around. He was one of the early ones and whenever I think of the times I’ve spent with him, I just smile!
Heading down to Wales, I will spend time with Andy and his two sons, whom I lived with and am still close to. The boys have grown like weeds and I miss all of them loads. Also in Wales is blog friend Yonks, who I spent time with on my last visit.
She and her American husband are great fun, and I am hoping that she knows of some auctions that are going on when I am there… or even just a carboot sale, like the weekly one in Splott!
One thing I am going to try this trip is Air BnB. My sister, who just got back from Belgium and the Netherlands, has had great luck with it, and even rented a houseboat on this last trip to Amsterdam.
Any thoughts where to go and who to see?