25 Jul 2014

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

1. On Monday it had cooled down enough to finally be able to clean the house without melting to a pile of skin, bones and grease ! My cleaning lady is on holidays so I had to replace her. After pulling around the vacuum cleaner, suddenly the tube went off the screw was broken ! Fortunately there was only one room left ! I went to the shop where I had bought it and got a new tube the vacuum cleaner was still under warranty.

2. Together with Ilona we went to see her mother who had a hip surgery at 90 (!) She was now in the new built wing of the hospital in the recovery section. She looked great and had recovered well and could even walk alone. This was such a nice place, with 2 persons huge bedrooms, shower, fridge and TV. It's not a private hospital, and the obligatory health insurance pays everything. There was a fitness room, and also ergotherapy section. We chatted for a while and then I went back home.

3. I did the last shopping, bought a new pair of shoes, then I packed my suitcase because on Thursday I am taking the Eurostar train to London and from there to Eastbourne ! I had to pack my suitcase which was quickly done, 

4.



I took the Eurostar to London and arrived early morning,  you can see that I am in London, it's the only city in the world where you have these red buses ! I decided to go to Kensington Place and stay there in the park as it was very warm. While I was sitting on the bus, Marie, who lives in London asked me if we could meet. Initially she wasn't free this day. I was delighted and we decided to meet at Kensington Park. Of course I missed the stop, had to take the tube and arrived and didn't know exactly where I was. Finally Marie told me to just walk down the main road and suddenly she was standing in front of me. We had a drink in a Pub and I had something to eat, because I was hungry and then we walked to Kensington Palace and through the Park. We had so many things to chat about that time was flying by and I had to go back to the station and catch my train for Eastbourne.



Mary and I in front of the Palace.

Before I left London I had the most expensive sparkling water in my life ! It nearly got stuck in my throat ! I payed 4 £ ! (6.70 $) ! and it even had no special taste !



I arrived in Eastbourne at 6 pm and my friends picked me up ! Today my holidays start !




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11 comments:

Fun60 said...

Glad you got to Eastbourne safely. I enjoyed our chat very much. Can't believe you paid so much for a bottle of water!!!!!

Andrew said...

Isn't Marie terrific. We could buy a whole meal in the north of England for £4.

barbarah said...

I'm glad you found your friend in London! Looks like a fun place to visit but I imagine it can get very confusing. Hope you enjoy your holidays! Glad the vacuum cleaner was still under warranty and you were able to get the part you needed..

Linens and Royals said...

Fun to meet blog friends. Did you and Marie tie the birthday balloons to the railings of Kensington Palace to celebrate Prince George's birthday?
Eastbourne looks beautiful.

pattisjarrett said...

Sounds like a wonderful time with your friend.

Susanne said...

Wow, that is one expensive drink of water! Enjoy your holiday!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Your pictures are beautiful! Enjoy your holiday. Looking forward to more pictures when you return.

Willow said...

Enjoy your visit in Eastbourne. I'm glad your friend's mother is doing so well after her surgery.

Mara said...

Have a great holiday in Eastbourne. Hope the weather will be nice!

Melanie Lopata said...

Great pics! I hope you're having a good time :)

Sandra Carlier said...

Nice you meet your blogfriend in London! Now you are in Eastbourne where you have so good time with Anna and Dug!