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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Holidays- Pros and Cons

We took a few days out of circulation last weekend to firstly visit Laura and Greg (D& S in L) and then on to London for a city break.
Firstly, the PROS...
We got to spend time with Laura - that's always good, and not frequent enough - we also got taken on a tour of the new house they've just bought ( fingers crossed, the sale has ALMOST gone through).
This room was what decided them
Amazingly it's classed as only the "fourth bedroom" and for a new house the size of the room is massive. There are three windows letting the light flood in so it will make a perfect studio for Laura - and there are three more bedrooms for when the bairnies arrive(!)
It's also in a lovely little village just a few miles from Cambridge.
Still on the PROS...
London next. Dry, bright, not windy, but bl***y freezing. Not bad walking weather though. Art Galleries and Museums - always a delight.
This is Laura and I on the Millenium Bridge just after our visit to Tate Modern
And of course we did the touristy things. It was a good weekend but there were just a few CONS.
Last year we had built our weekend round a major concert at the O2. This year we thought we'd just go and find something when we got there - a play, show, concert whatever - London's full of them. But nothing appealed. I mean nothing. I guess we're just too choosy.
Still we had nice meals out and visited the alleged oldest pub in London - the Lamb and Flag.
Well thinking about it there weren't really any CONS during the weekend.
When we got home there was an unusually large pile of orders waiting. Both from the website and the trade. Well that's not a bad thing, but we brought a little something home as memento of our weekend in the big city.........

a full on stinking COLD. Both of us, feeling like death with every bone in our bodies crying out
and asking to be tucked up in bed with one of these. But if you're self employed the show must go on! 
I have managed to have early nights though and it's great, you know. Up to bed at 10 with a good book, a Lemsip Max and two Ibuprofen, followed by a long good night's sleep. I'd forgotten what eight hours sleep a night was actually like!
So next year's trip to London will be to coincide with something we want to go to, and we'll be sporting face masks on the Tube!!


  1. Hello Marion,
    So happy you enjoyed your visit with family but so sad you came home sick.
    Take care of yourselves and get well soon.

    And that room is divine...the light!!!!

    Janet xox

  2. Thanks Janet. It's so unusual for us to get a cold, and particularly both of us at the same time. I guess it's because we don't come in contact with too many people out here in the country.
    Anyway it's coming along nicely - I'm at the tickly cough stage which is pretty dramatic and noisy!



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