Monday was a blur filled with more coffee, a shot DVD drive, the guys at mac looking at me like I’m an idiot and for Reg and Shelley, a Term Highlights concert at Churchill College where Ben conducted part of Vivaldi’s Gloria again.
Then Tuesday we headed into London. It’s hard to believe that Ben’s parents, after living in Germany for a number of years after they were married have never been to England. In fact, Ben’s dad hadn’t been back to Europe since they left Germany before Ben was born.
But let me tell you: you can’t do London in a day.
We got there early and hit the ground running. Here are some highlights…
**This was our second time in London so I tried not to take pictures of all the same things. If you missed it the first time, you can catch the details here.**
|As long as there are birds to chase I have a happy boy.|
|Birds and foliage including leaves, sticks, etc.|
|Catching the changing of the guard|
|Three generations of Ewert men.|
|This tree still had a few pink blossoms. While out of place, beautiful.|
|Jakob checking the map|
|Reg and Shelley treated us to a ride on the London Eye.|
|I would like to thank all who made it possible for Mommy to be a part of this memory.|
|This is Ben’s “I am having a good time but am really stressed about the Masterclass tomorrow that I should be preparing for” face.|
It was a great day and well timed, as it started to rain when we got on the tour bus. See, they got their British rain after all.
A quick supper and then we sent Reg and Shelley on their way with the kids to the apartment rental where they were able to visit with some friends and Ben and I went to Les Miserables: My favourite musical of all time. The story is rich, the songs stay in your heart.
After I swore not to return, I think I am warming up to London. Maybe. It’s not in me to plunge into a relationship taken by love at first sight, and London is no exception. Maybe it will just take a little time to get to know each other. Until our next visit….
And it was so nice to have Grammy and Grandpa with us for two weeks. The kids will miss you dearly as will we. Thanks for all the treats, coffee and company. We’ll see you: hopefully sooner rather than later.