Sunday, July 17, 2011

Back from Holiday :-)

For those of you in the northern hemisphere your summer holiday is probably just beginning. I, however, returned to a wintry southern hemisphere last night and have to get back to school tomorrow :-(

For the last three weeks (yup, THREE WHOLE WEEKS for those of you who are scratching your heads and thinking, she was away? I didn't even miss her...) I was in the UK! Some of it was FANTASTIC and some of it was, um, not so fantastic... (like floating around Dubai airport in an exhausted, dizzy, only semi-conscious state for EIGHT hours waiting for my connecting flight...).

My sister and I spent a whirlwind four days in London, then some time taking care of grandparents in Hampshire, and then a few days living it up in what we affectionately called Chateau Haytor (aka my aunt's country house) in Devon.

Some of the things I loved:

The major landmarks of London.

The lovely old houses.

The gorgeous flowers blooming just about everywhere!
(That's me, top right, frolicking in the corn flowers ;-))

Hampton Court Palace
(I don't have a wide angle lens so I had to do the photo stitch thing,
hence the reason the palace looks slightly, uh, wonky!)

Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon
(click to enlarge)

Since I've been out of the blogosphere-loop for about a month now, please feel free to tell me what you've been up to recently!


The Golden Eagle said...

Welcome back! :)

I love the pictures--it looks beautiful!

Nas Dean said...

Hi, thanks for sharing the pictures! I feel I've been to London!

Len Lambert said...

Wow! Didn't know you were here just recently! :) Nice to know you enjoyed your holiday, Rachel. The photos are beautiful.

Cally Jackson said...

Glad to hear you had a good holiday. Great to have you back in the blogosphere, and yes, I did miss you! :-)

Trisha said...

Gorgeous photos! I'm going to the UK next year. Should be pretty awesome!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, great pictures. It sounds like you had an amazing trip.

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