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Yes...this is ALL about me, and mine. Marvellously self indulgent, feel free to tell me how splendid I am, leave comments, nice ones please, I have little kids and teenagers who can do the rude stuff. I am a grandma, to the glorious Joshua, I'm allowed to look frazzled and weary, I earned it. The older I get, the more I see that hanging on and being patient is worth it! They ( whoever 'they' are) are so right when they say you never know what is around the corner, it isn't always an articulated truck! It is vital to make the time for making memories, friends are the greatest treasure, I love mine. I am rich!

Friday, August 18, 2006

I sit with throbbing feet and a bizarrely stiff ankle from driving. we have had a glorious and busy day, with my boy Daniel.

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I forget how young he is, he has always been ageless. Never been typically his age. Here he is, a week away from 21, and as Kara said he is just one of those people that is a good soul. He wouldn't let anyone pay for anything, lunch, drinks, entrance fees, he was there and he paid and he just entertained and loved us, little boys clamouring for shoulder rides, making sure everyone was fussed over and enjoying their time. When we are near him, it seems everyone comes alive, everyone feels that they are important and he never seems to miss anyone out.

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We walked down Queen Street which is next to Gay street which somehow tickled me enough to actually take pictures of the street signs!

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We bought sweets from the tiny sweet shop.

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we walked cobbled streets

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We walked through the Abbey,
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the littlest 2 and I waited outside the Roman baths, they were superb in the Abbey but I knew that to expect them to be quiet and orderly in another serene and historic place was pushing my luck! We listened to buskers and street performers and waited for the others to come out .

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We had a blast, we had safe travels ( in such heavy rain on the way up, scarey driving when it's that torrential!) there is a blissful feeling to the aching legs and humming ears. Happy is the heart of a mother of sons ( and one girlie type person who is coming home tomorrow and I have missed her. )

What will we do tomorrow?


Blogger oh evil one said...

i loved the pictures, can't wait for more!!!!

10:33 pm  
Blogger JUDE said...

Hahaha! I love the street signs! I wonder if they intersect hahah!
They have intersects ahahaha!
Helen. You look so young in this first picture! Youhave a handsome son and grandpa and sister and children and and and its beautiful there, sho ainnt south louisiana! Thanks for sharing these and I loved this post. I know you're tired. Kiss King

10:50 pm  
Blogger Jenn said...

Looks like a wonderful day! I can't imagine after all that having any energy tomorrow but to lie on the couch, snapping cinnimon gum and watching the kids enjoy a fruit roll up!
You are looking fabulous Helen! Loved the pictures, and I too giggled at the queen/gay streets. We have a Queen street too, but not a Gay Street. The Abbey looks truly spectacular, I don't think pictures could ever do it justice. I've only ever seen it on TV, and in pictures. All in all, I'd say the day was a success! Can't wait to hear about your adventures tomorrow!

11:51 pm  
Blogger Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Those are beautiful pics but HOLY COW LOOK AT YOU! You're all SKINNY!!! WOWSERS WOMAN you look fab fab fab!!!!

Love ya!


P.S. coffee came today.. you ROCK.. Love ya even more!!!!

1:17 am  
Blogger LosingSanity said...

The pics are beautiful! Sounds like you had a great time!

1:26 am  
Blogger Julie Q said...

Oh my gosh Helen! You look wonderful! :) And the pictures are beautiful. It looks like a really pretty place to visit. The street names are very (hmmm) interesting. :)

The city down the street from me is called Bath City. It's more of a nick name for the city though, as it used to be a city that gave mineral baths to sick people. They were supposed to have healing powers in them. Anyway, that was a long time ago, but I thought I'd share anyway.

4:00 am  
Blogger mom of 2 said...

LOVE the pictures!!! The Abbey sounds fantastic...I just love visiting historical places!

2:23 pm  
Blogger G said...

Sounds awesome and the pics are making me miss being in England. I have been sick for England for months now. Its just so awesome!

Daniel sounds like an amazing man! What an amazing heart he has!! Glad that you guys had such a great time!

6:18 pm  
Blogger Lilsoutherngirl said...

Those pics are wonderful. I love places like that. It is beautiful. I would love to see more. Please!!! These are so beautiful.

2:22 pm  

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