I just wanted to let everyone know that I had a fantastic time in London and Wales and tell you a bit about my adventures. The trip from my parents(whom I had stayed with for a couple of days prior to my journey) to London was an adventure in itself as I had decided to travel by train this time. I was really surprised how quick and comfortable that journey was - Germany to London, UK in just under 7 hours - wooowww! I can still remember the days when this same trip took nearly 2 days because one had to cross the Channel by ferry!
New Years Eve in London with the love of my life was really wonderful, too! We first had a Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Portrait Restaurant which is situated on the top floor of the National Portrait Gallery and boasts an awesome view across the rooftops of London. The Tea was absolutely delicious - we had salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, brownies, toffees, carrot cake and scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream and as much English Breakfast tea as we wanted. Afterwards we took a leisurly stroll through London's theatre land towards the Prince of Wales Theatre where we watched the fabulous Beatles revival show "Let it Be". After the show we wanted to make our way down towards the Thames to watch the fireworks - alas, there were so many people there already that for securitiy's sake police had cordoned off the whole area and we only made it as far as Big Ben. But it was a wonderful experience nevertheless. We spent two more days in London, exploring, meeting friends and on January 2nd we went by train to my future home in South-West Wales.
My stay there was a sort of a test-run to see whether I could really see myself living there in the future and also to find out whether Patrick and I would get along on an ordinary day to day basis. Well, I can and we are! Nevertheless it will mean a lot of adjustments on both sides and really and truly it will also mean a fairly different way of life for me. I am looking forward to it tho and am quite excited about it.
I will move to Wales on March 28th this year and have now 1001 things to do before I leave Germany. So I hope I will be forgiven if I limit my appearances around digiscrapping land to an absolute minimum until then. When I'm settled in my new home I want to get back to CT'ing on a regular basis again and I'm sure that my new environment which is absolutely stunningly beautiful in a kind of rugged, rough sort of way will inspire me in many ways.
I will pop in here tho from time to time to see what you gals are up to and possibly even do the odd LO or two, so you won't get rid of me that easily.
Lots of love and all the very best to all of you