Hello my long lost friends! I’ve missed my blog and you, and the backlog of events and ideas on my mind has been tormenting me.
What shall I write about first? My travels? My growing-too-quickly children? Or perhaps my thoughts on life and turning 30? Screeeeeeeeeeech! Oh yeah, didn’t you know? I’m joining the honorable ranks of “older” people. And, frankly, I’m looking quite forward to it.
I was telling my hubby not too long ago what a wonderful last month of being twenty-something I am having. So far, I have had the chance to do all the things I love to do: traveling abroad (London); going to my favorite spa in town (thank you, Beth!); camping, with friends and godchildren (shout-out to the Millers!); spending time with family (we’ve got my sister, Oma and Opa in town); and enjoying each tender (Thomas) and hilarious (Isabel) moment I have with my little ones. This is a perfect way to step into what I hear and anticipate will be even better years of my life. I can’t wait!
So, now that the pestilence that has plagued our house this week finally leaves us, I will attempt to update you on all my adventures and adventurous thoughts. I shall continue with London, Part II.
Day 2 in London
After our success with the Natural History Museum we thought we would take a chance on a more serious adventure and tried the British museum. We read a person could spend 2, even 3, days at this museum, with all of its ancient history exhibits.
We got 1 hour and 15 minutes. It was a fabulous 1 hour and 15 minutes. Isabel got to see lots of mummies, which you can imagine led to endless questions on death and mummification. “Why are they dead?” “Why do they have their feet tied up?” “Why are they bones?” I had fun trying to satisfy her curiosity; however, I am sure I did not give her all the answers she hoped for.
After the mummies we got to spend a little time looking at the mechanical clocks. The British invented mechanical clocks and, no doubt, have a lot of pride in that. Afterall, they do have clocks on almost all of the buildings (at least the important ones) to remind you not only what time it is – helpful – but also that they were the clock masters. I loved the exhibit – and stand entranced each time I see all those moving gears – and I loved all the clocks everywhere.
After our quick visit to the museum, we strolled over to what is supposed to be the second best park in London for little kids.
Then we walked many miles to Regents Street where we stopped at what became one of my favorite department stores, Liberty of London. If any of you know, I got into sewing not too long ago (sadly, though, my last sewing project was the dress you see on her in these pictures from last summer) and have been dreaming about the day I would purchase some Liberty of London Tana Lawn. Well, the temptation was too big to resist and I am now the owner of some beautiful and luxuriously soft cotton. Hopefully, I will post about the results one day in the near future.
And here is Liberty’s clock, with a timeless quote.
And last for tonight, we saw elephants. LOTS of elephants. At first, I thought there were just a few scattered about town and that it would be fun to scope them out. We quickly realized that they are all over London. And we just as quickly found out that Isabel had to sit, climb and play with every single one of them.
P.S. We also saw the Rosetta Stone. Very cool!