Wednesday 29 June 2011

A return visit

The other Brookwood in another life! We've been back in the south east of England to celebrate our daughter's 30th birthday. Jo thirty! I can hardly believe it. It makes me feel enormously old. We had a couple of days with friends in ever so gentle leafy and green Surrey, and I'm sorry I didn't get to visit more friends, but we really only had a couple of days
We had a day in London which was like home from home.....almost!
Lots of wild life in St. James' park. Some quite tame,
others less so!
These children were  amazed, worried, curious and amused by the invisible man, attempting to wait quietly by the millennium bridge.I don't know how flummoxed he felt - he's a street entertainer after all, but I imagine he got pretty hot under the collar as class five moved in for the attack - eventually the teacher relented and called them off as they prepared to climb into his suit and investigate.
We don't have one of these in Ullapool.
But I missed this. When we arrived home, I took Jo (who came back with us for a few days)  on a trip to Handa Island. The sand was white and the sea  turquoise
Masses and masses of clean fresh air. It was just as brilliant as the last time
One old daughter!
She's back in London now. It's always lovely when she comes to stay - if somewhat untidy!
Glasses of wine late nights and always lots to talk about. Now all that's left are her hair bobbles!


La said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. I love the looks on the children's faces...proceless. I had a similar look on my face when I saw those deacent desserts....

Be sure to stop by this week to enter my giveaway.

Have a great holiday weekend! La

S. Etole said...

what are those black birds with the most unusual feet?

annie hoff said...

Sorry Susan, I should have said. They're coots; water birds with enormous grey feet. They can be found feeding on grassy banks and nest in overhanging branches or mounds of debris by the waters edge. Often seen in London's parks where there are lakes and ponds.

Mac n' Janet said...

You live in such a beautiful area I'm not the least surprised that someone went there based on your photos, I'm tempted.
Lovely to have a daughter visit, ours is coming in mid-July for her birthday.

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