Monday, May 16, 2016

England and Scotland enjoyed - every minute


©Brigitta Huegel

Second day of Whitsuntide - and meagre 6°Celsius!
Son and Daughter-in-Love are back from a trip through England and Scotland (where a friend married a Scotsman).
They know how to travel: with their beautiful Corvette from visiting Verdun via Calais to Dover, followed by a few days in London, then Oxford, Liverpool, Nottingham (the only day with rain, but nevertheless beautiful); then Glasgow, where the marriage took place in the Botanical Garden, though bride and bridegroom live in Edinburgh, which was the last stop on this travel.
(I become homesick when I listen to their tales!)

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful trip - they certainly travelled in style.

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    1. They loved it - and admired the British generosity to open up museums - and thus culture - for everybody. In most German museums you have to pay a lot - which is not a good idea if you want to bring art to everybody.

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  2. Sounds glorious. My father was born in Edinburgh, and it used to be my plan to travel there with my girlfriend when we turned twenty-one. Never made it. Didn't make it for 42 or 62, either. Maybe 83...? I'm not even sure if any of my relatives there are still living, but I'd still love to visit someday. The stories my grandmother told about Scotland were so mesmerizing to me as a young girl, and the photos in her old album (which I now own) of long-ago rugged ancestors wearing their kilts still touch my heart.

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    1. Susan, try to make that trip with your friend! Or alone, or with family: Edinburgh is such a lovely city (I stayed there for a month and really fell in love with it). A friend and I vowed that we will undertake a garden trip through England when we turn 50 - we planned that at university - and we did - such a wonderful memory! So: if you can: do it. (Might be a bright chapter in your book).

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  3. It sounds like a dream of a road trip. I am trying to make plans for 2017 to include some time in the UK walking and touring.....maybe self-catering so that we can have a base from which to head out with none of the pressure a B&B or hotel bring. The Great Dane likes to turn European holidays into trips to Denmark, so I will have to be canny.

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  4. Dear Pondside, I think it was... they are so interested, and chosing well: luxury in the car, economy in hotels, solidity in eating, interest in art and surroundings. I completely follow you in your choice of "a base" - I do the same, as often as possible. I will write to you via email to ask you a question.

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