It’s been a while…

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Greetings from Jolly Olde England. While the weather has been somewhat dismal (I guess we’re getting acclimatized for our return to rainy Vancouver at the end of January), we’ve had a fabulous time visiting with family over the past couple of weeks. So much so that we haven’t felt like blogging (I think we have a bit of blog fatigue as well, but I imagine we will squeeze out a few more).

We’re heading into London today and then on to France to visit more family, but here’s a recap in pictures of our time in England (and a bonus picture of our very special Christmas non-dinner in Ethiopia).

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We did have a couple days of good weather...

We did have a couple days of good weather…

Hanging with their English cousins Vita and Mina

Hanging with their English cousins Vita and Mina

We visited the very cool Eden Project in Cornwall which includes the world's largest indoor rain forest.

We visited the very cool Eden Project in Cornwall which includes the world’s largest indoor rain forest.

Can you spot the extra Fab 5er?

Can you spot the extra Fab 5er?

Ceri and Vita about to take the ice at the Eden Project

Ceri and Mina about to take to the ice at the Eden Project

My Uncle Jeff survived the skate

Uncle Jeff survived the skate

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Porthtowan, Cornwall (just before the skies open up and we got absolutely drenched)

Porthtowan, Cornwall (just before the skies opened up and we got absolutely drenched)

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This picture is for Grandpa at his favourite hangout in Porthtowan - The Blue Bar

This picture is for Grandpa at his favourite hangout in Porthtowan – The Blue Bar. Notice the lovely layering of our warm-weather clothing!

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Of all the places to see this sign on our travel it took until England on our way to Stonehenge.

We have seen a lot of humorous and strange signs during our travels but oddly it took until England on our way to Stonehenge to come across the most unexpected sign of our trip.

And now a word about our Christmas dinner. We decided to skip Christmas entirely this year (Ethiopia doesn’t celebrate the holiday until January 7th, and it remains a primarily religious occasion). However, we did plan on delivery from our favorite restaurant — Ice Blue — for dinner. Alas, they let us down. After hours of waiting, Karl went to the corner store around 9:30 pm and returned with… corn flakes, milk and potato chips. Bon Appetite!

Yes this was our Christmas dinner. Its a long story but while we didn't really plan to celebrate Christmas we had planned to have a bit better meal but the Ice Blue in Addis let us down...

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6 thoughts on “It’s been a while…

  1. Abbie

    Brrr….smile…I can see and feel the cold! lol….What a contrast to where you were! Now, the picture of the box of cornflakes and milk and chips was priceless! How lucky you were to at least find something that was familiar…smile…and hopefully not too costly. Anyway, enjoy London and France!

  2. Richard and Jenny

    Hello Fab 5! The reason for the Tank Crossing sign at Stonehenge is because it is in Salisbury Plain which is one of the training grounds of the British Army and tanks crossing is a common sight getting to their respective manoeuvres.. Will miss your blogs.

    Love Jenny and Richard

    • Yes. Unfortunately we didn’t see any tanks crossing but had a beautiful drive through the Plains. Glad you have enjoyed our blogs!

  3. England! Wow I didn’t see that on the “plan”. Are you coming back early, or did you always plan on returning at the end of January? Funny I have seen pictures from two other friends from stonehenge in the last week or so. Cool photos, although you look cold.

  4. We tweaked the plan slightly so we could see family but we always planned to be back at end of January as we have to go back to work in February (boo hoo!). Was indeed a little chilly at stonehenge that day but at least it was dry!

    • Enjoy the rest of your travels…February will be here before you know it! It is going to suck going back to work after so much freedom. Oh well, you can always dream about your next adventure while you’re there 🙂 (at work, I mean)

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