Friday, August 6, 2010

England Photos

We took, no exaggeration, 700 photos while on our trip to England. So I'm having a very hard time trying to choose which ones to post and how to organize them....
Where to start? Photos of 1000+ year old churches? Gorgeous green rolling pastures? Wild rocky coastline? Yummy food that we ate? How about starting with some family photos?
This is Holly and Ella. My husband has a cousin who is English, and these are her 2 daughters. So cute! The outfits they are wearing were gifts that I brought over for them- it was fun to shop for little girls' clothes- mine, at ages 15 and 19, really don't like me to shop for and dress them anymore!
The 4 of us at Clevelly. Daughter on left was in England for 5 weeks studying at Oxford before we got there- and boy did we miss her! It was nice to spend time as a family again. By the way, we bought more than our fair share of scarves while there, in just about every color. The weather was perfect- 70's most of the time, and no rain (they are in a drought- which turned out to be perfect for us tourists.)
The girls on the sea wall at Clevelly, a town where there are no cars. You must walk down a very steep cobblestone street, lined with adorable little houses, to get down to the little village. Of course, that means to leave Clevelly, you must walk back UP the hill. We got a good workout while we were there. Didn't feel too bad about eating fish and chips after that.
Hubby and kids at Stone Henge. Very very tourist-y, but pretty much required on the site-seeing agenda if you are visiting England.
Avebury-a little village with stones kind of like Stone Henge, but smaller and spread out and not piled on top of each other. We enjoyed walking through the middle of the sheep pastures (kids had to be careful- they were wearing flip-flops!) to see all of the stones.
My husband has family friends, Stephen & Lynda, who own a bed and breakfast called Golden Park in the gorgeous Devon countryside. We stayed 2 nights at their place, it was really lovely. And Lynda is a fellow quilter, so there was a show and tell session, too.
Hubby and I in London. We went to London on 2 different days. One of our favorite things while in London was seeing the recreation of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's plays were originally performed. We also went to several museums and saw original daVinci's and Monet's, among others.
So there you go- 7 photos out of 700. More to come....


  1. Wow, great photos Jackie, I can't wait to see more!
    Looks like you had a great time and saw alot of sites.
    I will be E mailing you soon...I've been working on my craft book and taking care of baby-Had company for a week too~I'm ready for Fall!!!!! Whew, need a break!


  2. "England swings like a pendulum do,
    Bobbies on bicycles, two by two,
    Westminster Abbey the tower of Big Ben,
    The rosy red cheeks of the little children."

    lyrics by Roger Miller

  3. Looks like your trip went well. I have been thinking about you. I enjoyed your 7 pictures and look forward to the other 693!



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