We have traveled my many modes of transportation - planes, trains and automobiles, just to start. We flew to New York and spent time eating our way through by visiting Chinatown, Little Italy and many restaurants in between. lol
From there we boarded the Queen Mary 2 and cruised for seven days to Southhampton, England. It is such a great way to bridge the time change as you loose an hour each day.
We left New York Harbor on a cloudy day, but had spectacular views of the city and Lady Liberty as we set sail.
We had an amazing crossing and, again, ate our way across. Afternoon teas with warm scones, finger sandwiches and delicate desserts is a habit that I could really get used to.
Each evening we enjoyed a cocktail in our lounge and they brought small bites to enjoy. This was one of my favorites, a small jar with creamed potato and a bite of bacon along with a spoon filled with prosciutto wrapped melon and a rolled anchovy. It was different each day.
Once in the UK we stayed in London and traveled around by bus, taxi, underground subway and trains.
Love the streets around London as we walked to our underground station.
We visited Cambridge and walked for miles while enjoying the sights of the city on a warm and sunny day.
We also spent time with our friends in Finchingfield. Their village is just charming with beautiful thatched roof cottages and wonderful walking paths.
Coming home is always fabulous too. It's great to be around family again. There was happy mail waiting for me since June is my month for being the Queen in the Gridster Bee. Marsha sent me these two wonderful heart blocks.
I am looking forward to reacquainting myself with my sewing machine this weekend. I was able to start the Christmas stocking for the newest grandbaby while on board the ship and I got a good start on it.