After spending a week in England (my country of birth) I always come back to the USA (my country of residence) with mixed emotions or a bit uncertain and wobbly as to where I call home. As always meaningful memories were made and revisited. Every day was filled with fun, from walks across the beautiful warwickshire countryside fields, nodding to the sheep and cows, to visiting pub restaurants for lunch, farm shops and grocery shops, with the finale attending a beautiful Randle wedding at Peckforton Castle
It was good to get away from routine, daily habits, see new scenery and rejuvenate (get away from the hussle, bussle, busyness) and create a new perspective (laugh more, live more, be grateful more) on life’s gifts.
Here are a few of my favorite vacation memories:
- Travelling with my daughter (she had not been to England in 10 years). Catching up with her brother and his wife at the wedding venue which gave them an opportunity to reconnect with their grandma (my 87 year old mum), who gifted them both with “lucky”owl ornaments.
- The beauty of the English countryside and the tiny village cottages with thatched roofs.
- Remembering how to drive on the leftside of the road, although I did get confused about the round-abouts and a few traffic signs?
- The pub luncheons, the friendly pubs.
- The full English breakfast (eggs, bacon, tomatoes, black pudding, sausages, mushrooms, etc)
- The friendly English people, and staff at all of our hotels
- and of course seeing my family, old and new.
It was a vacation to remember! I can’t wait to go back and explore further, maybe adding Wales, and Ireland to the adventure! #whispersinmyheart