Just a quick hi and some London trip highlights, ladies, because I need to catch up on my DVRd “Real Housewives” before I crash from jet-lag.
When I got on the plane last Thursday, I was emotionally wrung out after a couple weeks of serious work stuff and continuing family hardships. I needed this vacation more than any other I’ve taken. Fortunately, my friends really came through for me.
In London, I stayed at a mews house on a cobblestone street near Hyde Park. My friends who live there were out of town and their adorable tortoiseshell cat needed a servant. The kitty expected to be fed at 5 AM and amused herself by ambushing me as I came around corners, but it was a small price to pay.
I also made it out of the big city for a couple days in Kent, where I stayed in another friend’s country house. There were horses, pheasants, foxes, rabbits, ducks and the gardens were in full bloom. Here’s a photo of the back of the house, where we took our meals in a little walled courtyard: