Wednesday, January 09, 2008
A friend of mine just came back from visiting her daughter in London and as she spoke about the details of her trip, I was remembering my trip to England.
I wanted to visit London ever since I read the book 84 Charing Cross Road and the Dutchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff.
Then living in Hong Kong I made so many friends from the UK and my girls attended a British school called the Kellett School while (or should I say whilst) we lived there. I fell even more in love with the charm of everything British.
I took a trip to London with my daughter, Ashley. At the time two of my dearest friends were living there. Susan lived very near Windsor and we spent the day together touring Windsor Castle. My other friend lived closer to London and the four of us met to tour the National Portrait Museum.
Our hotel was so charming and it was very near Buckingham Palace and close to everything. We took the train to Windsor to meet my friend Susan and spent the day. Ashley and I walked all over London and took the double decker bus to see the sites.
We took a ride on the London Eye and found a wonderful place for fish and chips in Nobb Hill. I think London is the most magical place.
My friend, Susan took us to this cozy place for lunch in Windsor, the food was so delicious and there was a fireplace in the room with lots of wood paneling and oodles of charm.
I was just indulging myself with a bit of dreamy memories. I have been thinking a great deal about London again. My friend Susan still lives there and even though we talk on the telephone, I miss her so.
I hope to get back to London again soon. Is it any wonder that Peter Pan met Wendy in London...sigh.
Until I can return to my Neverland, I will dream about the second star to the right...
The song for this post is London By Night sung my old blue eyes himself. London is the most romantic place to me, so I needed Frank Sinatra to serenade this post.