London Calling — 6 Comments

    • LOL!! Oh, Elaine…I’m SO tempted to take you up on that!!!
      Sadly, I have no willpower whatsoever when in the presence of a Yorkie! The fact that I can’t get them here in Illinois (at least not as far as I know) is probably the only thing that’s keeping me even remotely on my diet. I’d stand no chance otherwise… 😀

  1. Hi Marilyn, I just found this post from your link on Facebook today. Sounds like you had a great trip over here not quite two years ago.

    Next time, come up to the North as well. Abigail Reynolds can tell you about the joys of Yorkshire. York itself has castles, dungeons, museums and a Minster to rival any cathedral in Europe and, like Chester, you can also walk the City Walls. Out in the countryside, there are ruins of old abbeys (Fountains, Rievaulx, Jervaulx) and the natural wonders of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.

    Further North, there’s Holy Island and Lindisfarne, Hadrian’s Wall, the Lake District. And, on a P & P note, there’s the Peak District, which is south of where I am but worth seeing. Chatsworth would have to stand in for Pemberley, which I believe it has done at least once for dramatisations.

    I’m old enough to have been able to go to Stonehenge when they still allowed the public to wander around right under and beneath those huge stones. Totally awesome! Been on the London Eye, too, and can heartily recommend it. Ours was a daytime trip in autumn and brilliantly sunny.

    Sadly, I’ve only been to Bath once, on a trip for an interview when I was applying for a University place. Never had the chance to go back and didn’t see much of the sights when I was there, just drove past Royal Crescent. Would love to see all the JA places and visit the Roman Baths.

    Finally, to chocolate. I don’t think I’ve ever met a chocolate bar I didn’t like! My favourite sort has to be anything made by Thorntons but a bit pricy for everyday(!) eating so usually it’s Cadbury’s (or Green & Blacks if I’m feeling like something a little bit out of the ordinary).

  2. Anji,

    First of all, thanks so much for your lovely long comment 😉 .

    Second, I totally agree with you about not having ever met a chocolate I didn’t like, LOL!!! I may enjoy some more than others, but I’ll eat them ALL!

    Finally, as for travel, on that trip my husband and I took back in 1992, we were trying to see as much as possible, so we flew into Manchester, rode the train up to the Lake District (I recall visiting and loving Windermere), then continued up to Edinburgh before going down to London. We did stop in York briefly and I remember walking the walls up there!! We made a few other quick stops — somewhere along the way we saw Cambridge and Stratford — but not for as long as I would have liked. I would really love to see York again and show our son the beautiful Lake District. And then, of course, I would love to get to visit other sites we’ve not yet had a chance to see — like Chatsworth, the Peaks, and more.

    You live in a GORGEOUS country! The history, the scenery, the people (and, yes, the chocolate!) are really wonderful. And, if my son has his way, he’d like to do some kind of study/work program in London someday… He loved it so much, he’d love to go back for a lot longer 🙂 . He promises he’ll let us visit him if he does!! xo

  3. Hi Marilyn. I enjoyed your post! I was fortunate to travel to England, August 2012. We visited the locations where the 1995 miniseries was filmed, spent the night in the home that was Hunsford in the miniseries. After the tour we stayed several more days in Bath. I loved all the places you mentioned. I would walk to the Jane Austen Centre from the hotel. I loved Bath, The Royal Crescent, the Pump Room, all of it was beautiful. Your post brought back my many memories too. I also hope to go back again some day! It is such beautiful country.

    As for chocolate, I’m not sure what is my favorite. For simple chocolate, I love Butterfingers but I also love Ghirardelli chocolates too. Never had the Yorkie! I would like to try one!

    Thanks again for a great post.

    • Janet, thanks so much for taking the time to visit and leave a comment!

      I’m so glad you had such a wonderful trip in 2012 as well. That must have been fascinating getting to visit some of those locales where the miniseries was filmed and to stay the night in “Hunsford” — wow! What a cool experience!!

      As for your chocolate choices — I’ll admit, I snitch my son’s Butterfingers whenever he comes back from trick or treating, LOL. I love those!! And Ghirardelli…yum. Those delicious squares of theirs with the caramel inside make my mouth water 😀 . They’re my husband’s *favorites” so, whenever we have a bag of them in the house, it’s gone within 24 hours…

      We may need to get Elaine to send us BOTH Yorkies!!

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