Sunday, April 11, 2010


We've been away now 11 days - isn't it always the way with holidays - you look forward to them for so long, then the time goes so quickly and before you know it, you're back home.
Our flight from home was long - the longest I think I've ever taken. Sydney to Hong Kong, Hong Kong to Munich, Munich to London. Weather on arrival was brilliant - sunny but cold. That soon deteriorated and the next few days were cold, wet and windy. We didn't let that stop us though. Train to London city and seeing some of the tourist sights was great - especially a ride on the London Eye - magnificent view of the city and well known landmarks well recognisable from such a height. Got tickets and saw Les Miserable at Queens Theatre in the West End then Easter Sunday morning service at St Paul's Cathedral.
Flew to Aberdeen to meet distant relatives who had found me on my family website and spent a couple of nights with them. Saw Balmoral Castle, the summer residence of the Queen and her family and saw the stage show 'Sound of Music'. Flight back to London and by car to the South Coast was our next move and the weather has been brilliantly sunny for most of the time however there has been a very cold wind which is persisting. A lovely lunch at a small cafe on the beach front and visits to Arundel Castle and Highdown house have been highlights. Will post some photos when I'm able to get them off the camera.
Tomorrow we move on to Ipswich to spend a couple of days with relatives before leaving London for the USA to visit our family in Texas.
Not looking forward to the very long flight - London to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to San Antonio Texas. Just hope we'll be able to catch a few hours sleep along the way. God is good and we praise Him for His faithfulness.