August 11, 2012

English Country Gardens, Piccadilly Circus and The Odd Rubber Duck.

Well here I am.  Back home after my trip.  Absolutely loved England and even though the trip was short we squeezed a lot in.

We headed straight from Heathrow (which was the quietest I have ever seen it) into the countryside.

I tried to persuade The Farmer to buy me a house...

My New Home???? 

Unfortunately he decided against it.  He's seen Downton Abbey and thinks the staffing arrangements could be a bit of a headache.  So then I mentioned that I would be happy with a little garden.

My New Garden???

He said it would be a little hard to pack.  Plus we all know what Australian quarantine is like with  soil and stuff.

Not to be discouraged, I suggested a Bath town house.

Any Of These Would Do.

But I had to be content with a night or two in the hotel instead.

Oh well.

We did lots of tramping around farms, forests and the countryside in general.  Got wet, got dry again.  Admired lots of deer, squirrels and soggy wheat crops. (Farm tours involve lots of walking around in paddocks and admiring of other peoples crops.)

Pond or Large Puddle?  Let's Say Pond.

After our time in the country we hotfooted it to London to soak up some Olympic atmosphere.  It was busy but not frantic.

Piccadilly Circus - Only Sort Of Busy

There were lots of friendly people around dressed in all sorts of athletic looking outfits.  We stayed at a hotel which seemed to host lots of Australian officials.  Cyclists and triathletes came in and out in Australian gear.  The Farmer and I were most impressed and felt very patriotic.  There was definitely a bit of a buzz in London but not as much as I had expected.  The Tube was coping well (at least when we used it).  Our hotel was just down the road from Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park and there was stacks going on down there too.

All too soon it was time to head home.  I was a bit sad but pretty excited to be heading home to The Farmchildren again.  They had stayed home to run The Farm with my parents.  I bought them lots of presents.

I Love London Too.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  I had better go and catch up with news in the blog world.

Take care.


Domesblissity said...

Welcome back to Oz Farmer's Wife. Thanks for your kind comment on my Brisbane Ekka post. I was definitely in need of a piece of cake after looking at all that baking. Just so many talented people out there. Happy to hear all about your trip. Glad you had a great time.

Anne xx

Faux Fuchsia said...

love it!!!

Kakka said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Loving those 3 little ducks all in a row. Welcome home. xxx

Lisa @ Blithe Moments said...

Ahh the best bit of parents who travel - the presents! Love those duckies and great to hear you had such a good time.

Romy said...

Lucky you, what a fab trip.....and it must have added to the amusement having Janey somewhere there in the background! Rx

A Farmer's Wife said...

Thanks everyone.

Romy - pretty much anything is more fun with Janey around...!