Roman England

Hi hello,

I FINALLY get to write about our summer vacation. We went to Bath (by car), and we stayed in two different hotels on the way and in Bath (well, Batheaston), we stayed in a lovely cottage. It was the first vacation with family members missing (my two now adult sisters).  Well, I love long trips, I love reading in the car, listening to music, falling asleep and just relaxing the whole time. 169 167And it’s sometimes even beautiful to drive around. Every time I’ve been to England (like four times now) it has been sunny most of the time. Rainy England? I don’t know it. England’s weather presents itself rather goodly when I visit.
Uhm, now, how should I continue? There is a lot about that week I won’t publish – it would be simply too much! I tried to choose the best photographs … Well, our cottage. I loved it, especially the big window in the living room. And I loved the breakfasts. I really did. Somehow, when I think of that vacation, I smell coffee and bread with jam. Or the brilliant black tea. My goodness. They HAVE to export that to Germany. 323684Well, you may know or not, that in the Romans were having their Roman Baths in Bath( Haha, this sounds so stupid), because there are England’s only hot springs. Of course we visited it – it’s the reason Bath is so popular and the reason for all the tourists – but we didn’t visit it in the afternoon (we would have had to wait hours) but in the evening. Only few visitors were there and the lights went on and it was amazing. My dad and I even joked around with the sign…415 405 377 344Don’t mind the bad quality, like I said it was getting late and less light means less quality. We walked around after that visit and passed by the cathedral. In reality, one was not able to see the colors of the lights. But as I took a photo, I was surprised. 421On one morning (the night had been terrible, I hardly slept because of no reason I couldn’t fall asleep) I sneaked out and walked up the hill (5am) and I took pictures as the sun came up. Unfortunately the trees were in the way, but the clouds went pink anyway.554And one day we went to Castle Combe. That is such a cute village, so old and charming and everything, with a little church, a place to shop cake, a café… Lovely.482472497Last but not least: The cathedral. When we entered, there was this creepy organ music, if it’s worth to be called music at all. Must have been some so called ‘modern’ stuff’, but honestly, to me it sounded like a mad person rolling the head over the keys. But as it stopped, we began to enjoy our visit.608I’m glad I finally found some time to publish this!

Much love,

Flora ♥

Lovely London

Wow, if you’ve ever been to London, you know that 3 days are far too less for a visit! I went there last Sunday with my class and two other classes from my class level in a double decker. Last year in summer, I’ve been in London one day with my family, we were staying near Canterbury for one week. So it was nothing new to me – taking the ferry (even two years ago I’ve been in Southern England for one week), the weird sounding British accent, saying ‘sorry’ all the time to everybody you accidentally push or hit or whatever. Here two shots from last year (this is Canterbury, we stopped there on Monday before we drove to our guest families in London, but my camera was in my suitcase).

P1010596 P1010603 My guest family was great! I loved their pink front door, and their cute dog. 054And I found out how to regulate the focus with my camera, it usually does it automatically and I wanted to do it by myself. Now I can take pictures, that are not focused on purpose:

Anyway, we went to the center by bus every morning, and then we used to listen to a guide who told us about this and that, just what tourists do. It was hard to take good pictures through the buses windows, so I wont share them. But I have some others, just let the pictures talk:133 150 159 168 255 287 354And I also ate Fish&Chips when we visited Greenwich. I tried it before, but this one was awesome! We ordered it in some place and sat down in the park.318 327And yesterday, before we went back to Germany, we were shopping and chilled in the park as well (I love that London is having sooo many of them! It’s really green if you consider the fact that it’s a laaaaaarge city!)423 430 440Oh, and I totally forgot to mention that we stayed in Pinner. It is quite far away from the center, but still the traffic is really loud. I still liked it though.

063 420The long trip in the bus wasn’t that fun-raising, but all in all the trip was great. I hope I will get there again soon! :)

Love,

Flora♥