Here is the first of many posts we have been thinking of but have been unable to get to. This final term of school has been busier than ever, things are beginning to wind down and we have a bit of extra time now.
Our last bit of traveling took us back home to England. We spent most of our time visiting family and shopping for our favourite products that are not so easy to find here in China.
With Mr T’s Chinese Visa in hand we had the rest of the day to pop around London. We had every good intention of making it to London Eye for my first visit, but the shops of Notting Hill kept our attention a bit too long. Here’s a little look at what we got up to.
We were lucky to find a Keith Brymer Jones pop-up shop, I stumbled on some of his products in Kent and loved them. I decided on two pieces that we could squeeze into our cases, salt and pepper pots and mix and measure jug. If we were not moving half way around the world I’m sure I would have came out of that shop with a lot more!! I was also successful in finding Hunter wellies for half the normal price by getting the kids size 5! All in all it was a productive and enjoyable day in the city. The 3 hour bus journey back was a little rough, but good conversation with other travellers made it fly by.
The day has finally arrived where I get to visit France! After reading My Life in France By Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme and watching too many episodes of The Great British Bake Off, I have been salivating to get over there and taste some delicious food and wine. Our little seaside holiday in Walmer, Kent lends beautifully to a ferry journey across to Calais, France. At at the price of £1 pp each way, we couldn’t resist.
So for today I will say goodbye to England and cream teas and hello to croissants and wine. I’ll even leave my knitting at home (yes, I have started knitting!!).
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