Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Trip To England (part one)

I have been gone for a very long time, but for a very good reason! I took my daughter to England to visit our relatives and to introduce her to her heritage. We stayed with my aunt and uncle at their 500 year old cottage, which is in a picturesque village.

Actually, all the villages in England are picturesque! This is Kersey. It is a pity that there are cars in the photo, but you can't fight modern life, I suppose.

It was important to me to show my daughter all the places that are special to me. This is the spot where my dear hubby proposed, all those years ago. (26 to be exact!)

There are so many photo opportunities, of course.

One thing you really notice is just how green everything is. There is really nowhere else quite like England.

We visited castles, of course. This one is in Colchester, Britain's oldest town.

And we went to Beatrix Potter's cousin's house, Melford Hall. This is the original toy that Beatrix saw and based her Jemima Puddleduck books on! I never knew that.

And here is the pond where she did her paintings for Jeremy Fisher. I confess, I got a bit geeky about being around all of Beatrix Potter's things! My daughter said I was annoying, but hey, that's what mum's are for.

It is always good to be with family!

Whew, that is enough photos for now I think. I will post more later, including our trip to the Farne Islands to see the PUFFINS!


  1. It looks like such a lovely vacation. The pictures are really gorgeous. You and your daughter look beautiful together. I love them all , the houses, Lily Pond, and that Cute Puffin!

  2. Great pictues Jane! What a fabulous trip and such a beautiful area. I know both you and your daughter will cherish these memories forever. Your daughter is gorgeous!!!

  3. I think England may be looking a little greener than usual because we've had a phenomenally wet summer! I'm just over the border in Wales but I've noticed how green and leafy my garden is this year.

    Lovely to see your photos - am very fond of East Anglia, used to live in Norwich.

  4. I'm so glad you gave Margaret a firsthand introduction to her roots, Jane. What a beautiful setting for a proposal and being so close to Beatrix Potter memorabilia must have given you goosebumps ( no pun intended). Nine years ago I had the pleasure of taking my two children to the village of their roots in southern Italy. It's great to show them these things before they go out into the world on their own.

  5. What a wonderful trip, so many impressions to take home.
    I love the green shoes!