Thursday, March 12, 2009

England

Jenni took us to several really cool houses.  These people would build houses in hopes that the queen would one day visit them.  She usually never did.  But, I'm sure that the original owners would feel much better if they knew that me and Jenni and my husband came instead.  I mean, we're just as good as the Queen right?  No?




Stonehenge (below) was awesome.  The stones may not look very big in this picture but they were massive.  The reason they look small is because they were far away and my husband is a giant.  He makes everyone and everything look small.  It was cold and windy this day and due to my California blood, I was frozen.




My husband likes to embarrass me.  In London he managed to do it several times.  The first was when he took a picture of me when we were in the tube (London's equivalent of the subway) like we were tourists or something.  Hello, we were riding the tube, I was trying to look cool, as though we weren't tourists and had no idea what we were doing.  The second time was the picture below where he asked a police officer, "Can my wife take a picture with you?"  Uh, yeah, thanks honey.  This wasn't the same officer that had earlier given us a parking ticket.  Oops.  (if a parking meter is covered, that doesn't mean it's free to park there, btw.  It means you have to call a secret number on a secret sign and pay for the parking with your credit card.  Who knew?)




Above is a picture of the only public garbage can we saw in all of England.  It's located on Victoria Street in London in case any of you would like to throw something away when you go visit.  Seriously though, we couldn't find a garbage can anywhere.  And London was super clean, it wasn't like there was trash everywhere.  So we had no idea what people did with their garbage.  We walked around the airport for a good 20 minutes without seeing a trash can.  ???  It's a mystery.  Oh, but they have those really cool dyson hand dryers in the bathrooms.  We need some of those around the U.S.  They work amazingly well.

Anyway, overall, our trip to England was awesome.  It was beautiful and we had the most amazing hosts.   


25 comments:

  1. Good, God I'm purple with envy! (I prefer purple to green. It's a personal choice.) It looks like you and your cute hubby had a jolly good time. And your hosts? Please. What could be better? Pop on over to my blog and give me your two cents on my query. I need all the help I can get, plus it's my first "give-away." Cheerio!

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  2. I'm jealous, too! Wow, I wish I could go. And that's strange about the trash cans -- maybe all of those English types have secret trash cans that they don't tell us Americans about.
    Or not...

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  3. I'm glad you had so much fun. Man, what an embarrassing husband. How dare he take pictures! You HAVE to look cool in England. And cameras aren't cool. :P

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  4. Thank you for the pictures! I want to go there so bad! Glad you had fun!

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  5. Lovely pictures! What fun! I will ask my friend who lives in England if she has any ideas about the trash cans. That's very strange...

    So glad you had fun. I didn't realize you had gone with your husband. He is so cute, I'm allowed to say, hehe. :)

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  6. I meant to say IF I'm allowed to say. *smacks head*

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  7. LOLOL! OMGosh! It's sooo true! there are NO trashcans in england. That's alays been our biggest complaint. It's amazing as americans how easy it is to enjoy the finer comforts in life like rubbish bins! LOL! LOVE the pics! Love you! Glad you had a wonderful time! heheheh! And you look fabulous with the bobby! We should do it again sometime! hehehe! Jenni

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  8. So you know what I love best about the photo of your hubby and the rubbish bin...? It's the double decker coach behind you guys! It's perfect! And so proves that you're in England! Oh! And you forgot to mention how much you guys rock at playing games! Seriously! Super fun! Now fork some of those pics my way so I can post them too! Eeeh! Jenni (See, 2 comments.. you're welcome! LOL!)

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  9. A trip to London with your husband?! How lucky. No garbage cans? Maybe when the police men aren't writing parking tickets or posing for pics with tourists, they pick up garbage.

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  10. I LOVE LOVE London... I am so glad you got to go! Cute pictures. If you are around spring break week, we will be in the area...

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  11. What a double cool vaycay! A great friend in a great location. So glad you two nuts go together. :)

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  12. Suzanne, sorry, uh, but who should be jealous here of who??? Yeah, me of you and your fancy vacations. LOL

    Debra, LOL purple is a much better color to be jealous in isn't it?

    Jen, wow, I'm just loving all the jealousy floating around my blog. I need to do cool things more often. I think you're right about the secret trash cans.

    Nat, I know! How dare he take pictures indeed. I am a cool jet setter not a camera toting tourist. He was totally giving me away. :)

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  13. Terri, it was so fun.

    Michelle, LOL. He is cute isn't he? And yes, you're allowed to say it. I like to say it too. :)

    Jenni, Yay, two comments. Wahoo! My personal comment section booster. And I did forget to mention the games. I should've taken a pic. LOL But I don't know that "rock" is really the right word because I think we lost at all the games. But we had fun! :)

    Jessie, Hmmm, maybe you're right about those policeman, maybe they do pick up trash. But I wonder where they put it. It's a mystery. Maybe it will be the topic of my next book.

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  14. Annette, I believe we will be here during spring break, so drop by, that will be way fun.

    Angie, yes, we are a couple of nuts. That's probably why we get along so well. LOL

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  15. Oh man, England is one of my top three "MUST go there before I die" destinations. I'm so jealous!!

    But, it looks like you had a fantastic time! :)

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  16. I'm just having a hard time believing that Jared tried to embarrass you. That's so unlike him... I'm glad you had a good time, but let's face it, I'm really just glad you're back!

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  17. Hello

    Found your blog because I work for Dyson...you'll be pleased to know that the Airblade hand dryers are also sold in the US.

    Now, onto the rubbish bins. I'm afraid it's for quite sad reasons. London (and other big cities) have been terrorist targets for many years and they used to place bombs in bins. SO to try and deter the terrorists, most bins were removed from city centres. You won't find any on the underground either. But you will probably see rubbish collection people milling around.

    Hope that helps!

    Camilla (from Dyson)

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  18. I can't believe you left the country without my prior authorization. Tsk, tsk.

    I also can't believe you took a picture of a trash can.:)

    When in Rome, I took a picture of an outdoor toilet. It looked like a stone phone booth with nothing but a drain. It's a man's world because it was completely unsuitable for a woman. but you know what they say, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." I didn't.

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  19. Wow! I love Camilla's comment, very enlightening. Instead of rubbish bins, they have rubbish people! That is brilliant I tell you! :)

    Glad you had so much fun!

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  20. It looks like you had so much fun. I love the pic of you and the bobby. I'd love to go to stonehenge. I should have just tagged along with you. Oh, except the little fact that you have no clue who I am. We may have to remedy that. Hey there! We have a lot of friends in common. We should be friends. LOL!

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  21. renee, you should definitely go. It was fun.

    Candi, next time you need to come with me then we won't have to be apart. :)

    Camilla, awesome. Thanks for the info. I'll have to speak up to the local restaurant owners/airports about the dyson hand dryers. Because seriously, they were awesome.

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  22. Jenn, I know, right? And it wasn't even my husband this time playing a practical joke on me. LOL I mean seriously, her link is real, takes you right to the site.

    Lotus, totally, come with me next time. LOL I'm all about visiting strangers, it's what I do. LOL

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  23. No way Kasie!!! You guys went to London!!! Lucky you!!!! By the way, I didn't know you blog, let alone, write books!? You are too funny!! I came across your link through Kira's blog, love your blog and nice pictures!!! Looking beautiful as always!

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  24. When I was in England, I remember that the most difficult thing was to move long distances around the city. At first, I did not understand how to use buses correctly, and taxis were too expensive for my routes. It’s good that later the locals advised me to read reviews on megabus and were surprised that I didn’t know about such a service. I looked and realized that having a schedule and routes to use buses is much easier.

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