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I am so jealous!!!!!!!!!!!

post #1 of 20
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My in-laws just booked a trip to London! A steal deal at a 4 stars hotel for 5 days next week.... I am so jealous! I haven't been out of the country is 4 years and London is my favorite holiday destination. I would have joined them, but Dan doesn't have a passport and the home office is on strike so we can't get him one anytime soon...

I am so jealous it makes me feel guilty I am helping them make the plans for the stay and I'm going to make them take the video cam as well as our digital and bring me lots of pictures. I so wish I could go! Just had to share this before I burst
post #2 of 20
Well, if it makes you feel any better I'm a little jealous of you. I've never even been out of the country!!

It sounds like a great trip for them.
post #3 of 20
Sorry you can't go. I know how much you love to travel especially to Great Britian. My bet is you will be going soon though.
post #4 of 20
trust me on a few things from the UK....advice from me in the UK

1 - this time of year -its cold
2 - this time of the year- its wet
3 - London is expensive - its a rip off
4 - it rains a lot - its wet
5 - Its miserable - and wet
6 - Its wet- and very wet
7 - The best christmas lights we have are on posts - red amber and green. You can see them through the rain as its wet
8 - the traffic is a nightmare - when its wet
9 - Did I mention its wet?
10 - go somewhere warm - where its not so wet. I hear Bermuda is nice!!!

K
post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally posted by kev
trust me on a few things from the UK....advice from me in the UK

1 - this time of year -its cold
2 - this time of the year- its wet
3 - London is expensive - its a rip off
4 - it rains a lot - its wet
5 - Its miserable - and wet
6 - Its wet- and very wet
7 - The best christmas lights we have are on posts - red amber and green. You can see them through the rain as its wet
8 - the traffic is a nightmare - when its wet
9 - Did I mention its wet?
10 - go somewhere warm - where its not so wet. I hear Bermuda is nice!!!

K
kev that made me laugh. It reminded me of my Brittish friend I used to work with. I went to visit him last week and the subject somehow came up about where we live. I asked him why in the world he'd want to live here. He said "it's always been my dream to work in America. And besides.... the weather is better!" Cracked me up!

Anne, I hope you get to travel soon!
post #6 of 20
oh my goodness Kev, most definately couldn't have said it better myself!
And believe me, every single word of it is true!
post #7 of 20
Anne, Sorry you couldn't go. It sounds miserable over there anyways..
post #8 of 20
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Originally posted by WellingtonCats
Anne, Sorry you couldn't go. It sounds miserable over there anyways..
Come north - we are a friendly bunch up here, we talk funny - we drink Theakstons Old Peculiar (look that up for a great pint- my local tipple), it may be wet, but we northern folk know how to party!
We head up to one of the best pubs in t'north, we get the landlord to lock thee doors and stoke up yon fire. Then we settle back on t' chair wit a pint of old pec and thee landlords cat on the t'lap. Then we get merrily drunk in front of t'fire and sleep the sleep of a Yorkshireman stroking his cat on thee lap. There is nowt better (then again - my house is always open)!
K
exhausted from today and have to do it all again tomorrow!
post #9 of 20
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Well, call me a weather witch, but I've been to London 7 times already - a total of more than two months - at different times of the year, but most often in winter time and I only saw proper rain once or twice! Sure, there was mist now and then but not actual showers I loved every minute of it! It was cold and damp and the sky was always covered with a thick layer of clouds!!! How wonderful!! I love winter time! If I want sunshine, I might as well stay at home And there's so much to do in London that is indoors - who cares what the weather is like outside anyway?

And Yorkshire is wonderful as well! I spent a week and a half in a village near Whitby (4 years ago) and I had a great time. It was April and it was certainly cold and also very romantic. Any of you UK folk looking for sunshine - I'd be happy to do a holiday trading anytime of the year
post #10 of 20
I'd be jealous, too - I love London, though I agree that it's really expensive. I'm a fan of Britain, period. I really love the architecture, the historical sites, the geography, etc., etc..
post #11 of 20
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Originally posted by jcat
I'd be jealous, too - I love London, though I agree that it's really expensive. I'm a fan of Britain, period. I really love the architecture, the historical sites, the geography, etc., etc..
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ayyy up - you forgot us strange northern folk in your list - we have feelings too (going for the heart strings here and really milking it).

K
post #12 of 20
But Yorkshire is part of Britain, isn't it? I loved it up there, and was really impressed with the landscapes. I got a big kick out of going to York, too, because I've done a lot of reading on the Wars of the Roses, and finally got to see the famous walls where the heads of Richard of York and his son hung (morbid, aren't I?). In addition, I've read just about everything James Herriot ever wrote, and watched the tv series. BTW, what's a "pressie"?
post #13 of 20
I'd be jealous, too. I would love to take a nice long holiday to London. In fact I'd love to move there. I'd love to move just about anywhere out of Los Angeles. Well, maybe not "anywhere", but I'd love to move to either London or New York.
post #14 of 20
mmmmmmmm not that sure Yorkshire is part of Britain!!!!!!! but then I'm just a softie from near Brum but with a, wait for it, Lancashire background on my mums side.
(a pressie is a present or a gift)
post #15 of 20
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Originally posted by tulip2454
mmmmmmmm not that sure Yorkshire is part of Britain!!!!!!! but then I'm just a softie from near Brum but with a, wait for it, Lancashire background on my mums side.
(a pressie is a present or a gift)
Tut, tut - what would Warwick the Kingmaker have said about that? Warwick Castle is also one of my favorites. I've spent half my life in Europe, but, being American, I'm fascinated by real castles, fortresses, ancient cathedrals and monasteries. Thanks for the info - I should have been able to guess that.
post #16 of 20
Anne, I'm so sorry to hear you couldn't go...but I am sure you will go again soon! I am jealous too...of anyone who has ever even been to London...I would love to visit London...or Paris...or any place outside of the U.S. (except places where I would be in danger of course....I have no desire to go to somewhere like Iraq right now. ) I will probably never leave the U.S. in my lifetime...which is sad...but I doubt I will ever have the money to. I have such a desire to see other parts of the world, though. If I ever win the lottery I will travel all over!!!
post #17 of 20
London expensive? Yes - but no more than any capital city. I'm from London and now live about 40 miles west, and although most things are cheaper, the prices aren't THAT different to Reading or Bristol or Cardiff (apart from property).

Oh, and Kev, our local Waitrose sells 'Owd' Peculiar, and although I'm not much of a beer drinker, I do occasionally take a quick sup of hubby's ale and very tasty it is too.

We've often thought of relocating to Yorkshire (civilised, friendly and stunningly beautiful), but I just can't tear myself away from being within shouting distance of the big smoke.

Anne - if you're up for a house swap, I'd love to do it!!! You'd need to be prepared to take on 3 sweet kitties (one nervous, one loving and one that follows you around like a puppy)!!!
post #18 of 20
He he, well i live very close to the centre of London, and although we all love to grumble about the weather, i have to admit few place i've visited have the buzz of it.
Oh and London in the Summer is absolutely the best! All the parks and the cafe's spilling out onto the street Shame it only lasts a few weeks!

I'll be honest Kev i have never ventured anywhere near Yorkshire, furthest up North i've been is Birmingham!
I know disgraceful isn't it?!
post #19 of 20
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Originally posted by Yola
Anne - if you're up for a house swap, I'd love to do it!!! You'd need to be prepared to take on 3 sweet kitties (one nervous, one loving and one that follows you around like a puppy)!!!
I could just take you up on that you know we're not planning anything real soon, but if the urge to visit here strikes you... I can offer you our nice small house which comes equipped with 4 resident cats We also have a shy one and a doglike one that follows everyone around. Then there's Romeo who doesn't bother anyone and our misterss of the house Mishmish...

We're at a great location, with a nearby train station. Tel Aviv is 40 minutes away as is Haifa. Jerusalem is an hour and a half away and so is the Galilee.

So, when you're up to it...
post #20 of 20
WOW!!! If I had the money for the trip, I'd swap with either one of you for a bit! But noone wants to visit boring Iowa. And plus you'd have 18 cats to look after here! (although most of them are outside)
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