London behaved beautifully. It is at it's best in early summer when the parks are so beautiful and we had glorious sunshine every day. Our hotel, The Thistle by Kingsley, was ideal. Great price, good location right by the British Museum and within walking distance of the West End Couldn't have planned it better. Booked, of course, through my company findmeahotelroom.com.
After spending 4 weeks on the ship and then nearly 2 weeks in the UK with my friends Jill & Angelo I was very sorry to see them go. I think that we rubbed along well together. They have left a big hole in my life
but without time to turn around I said goodbye to them and flew off to France with my granddaughter, her 4 children, my grandsons Ali and Vinnie and Vinnie's girlfriend Hils. In France we were also joined by another grandson, Frazer and his girlfriend Adeline. We were all going to the joyous wedding of another grandson Morgan to his beautiful French bride Gwen.
It was great to see my grandson Vinnie back from Australia again. I think he and Hils might stay here for a while now, at least I hope so. Not that we will probably see much of each other, but it's nice to think that they are back in this Country again. Is that selfish of me? Yes!
They are living in London (that's 2 grandsons living in London, can I feel a visit coming on?!). Vinnie is now working as a chef at The River Cafe , a Michelin starred restaurant famous for training many well know celebrity chefs including Jamie Oliver.
So ... now I am back home, with my feet firmly on very shaky ground again! The last of my visitors have been and gone (John & Julie were here last weekend - I met them on my Christmas cruise) and I don't have another commitment until September when I go to Bournemouth on another Oz Bus Reunion.
So, as I catch my breath, I leave you with this thought.
GRANDMOTHERS' ANSWERING MACHINE:
Good morning . . . At present I am not home, but please leave your message after you hear the beep.
If you are one of my children, grandchildren or greatgrandchildren please select one of the following options:
If you want to borrow the car, press 2
If you want me to wash your clothes and do ironing, press 3
If you want the grandchildren/great grandchildren to sleep here tonight, press 4
If you want me to pick up the kids at school, press 5
If you want me to prepare a meal for Sunday or to have it delivered to your home, press 6
If you want to come to eat here, press 7
If you need money, press 8
If you are going to invite me to dinner or take me to the theatre, start talking ..... I'm listening !!!!!!!!!!!"