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Known as the subway in America, we took the Tube or the UNDERGROUND many places in London. Unlike American subways, though, the English tube system is clean, on time, economical and fast. I felt safe every where we traveled underground, something I never feel in American trains.
One day we found ourselves in Kensington Palace. Made famous as the place where Princess Diana chose to live after her divorce, the palace in an actual apartment complex ( for Royalty!) but we were able to tour around certain parts of the building and get a feel for what it felt like when Kings and Queens resided there. There is a Diana exhibit on the ground floor, so of course, we all had to see it.
We took a bus ride around the city on one of the several beautiful days we had and I was struck with all the beautiful flower arrangements around the city streets.
Dinner one night was in 22B Baker street, home of none other than SHERLOCK HOLMES
On our last day we toured St. Pauls’ Cathedral, as famous for Diana and Charles’ wedding as it is for all the famous people buried there, one especially who is near and dear to me: FLORENCE NIGHTENGALE
And, of course, as happenstance would have it, I had a book release while we were vacationing. More about that tomorrow.
Until Next time ~ Peg
Last week in London was a whirlwind, I will admit. From the moment we touched down until we left, we were in constant motion. It seemed like we wanted to see every sight we could before the week was up – so we purchased the LONDON PASS and did just that! From Westminster Abbey, to Picaddily Circus, to Harrods and on to Greenwich, we walked miles and miles. Each day my Fitbit told me I’d done an average of 15-20,000 steps. Now, because I’m so prone to sunburn – even on cloudy days – I wore a 110 SPF and a hat everywhere. My favorite hat is one from my daughter’s company, YEXT. I wore it in so many selfies, my family cameup with a hastag for me – #WheretheYEXT am I?
Okay, this one is easy! So is this one:
I’m pretty sure this one is, too!
Do you know what the big building in the background is called?
This picture, btw, way taken from the very top of St.Pauls’ Cathedral after climbing up the 572 steps to the spire. Can you spell EXHAUSTED? The building in the background is called THE SHARD because it looks like a shard of glass up close.
No brainer on this one!
Quiz time: Is the above pix of St. Pauls, Westminister, or Canterbury cathedral?
If you said Westminster Abbey, you would be correct!
I kinda think I look like a modern day Kilroy! Only I’m a girl, we’re not at war, and I don’t have a big nose. But, like Kilroy just the same. Hee hee
More travels on Thursday, because tomorrow is Long and Short Blogging day!
Until next time ~ Peg
Last week I was pretty much on radio silence (except for promoting my 7.2.19 book release) because I was vacationing in London with family. One of my brothers-in-law hails from the country and we figured he’d be the best tour guide we could find.
We were right!
For those of you who have flown to any place in Europe, or points east of the US, you know the time change is a bitch. And it was. The first day I felt like I hadn’t slept in 10 weeks. But I rallied thru. The houses of Parliament were first, followed by the Tower Bridge.
A quick bite to eat in a local pub and it was off to bed.
A few heads rolled in that place.
One of the highlights of the vaca was a day trip to the Canterbury. We didn’t hear any tales, but we saw some great sights and had a proper high tea in a teahouse.
I even found the best titled book store EVAH!
So, that’s a little taste of what we did for a few days. More to come in following blogs. I’ve got to sleep now because I’m still on UK time!
Until next time ~Peg
It’s been a little over a week since I got home from the RWA 2018 conference. Last week I basically played catch-up with my life. Laundry needed to get done, groceries needed to be shopped for, I had to pay a passel of bills, clean my house, visit and check on my mother, the car was scheduled for an oil change and tune-up, I had a repeat mammogram, a weeks’ worth of blogs to write, PLUS I had a deadline for edits due yesterday on a second holiday release, and my final audio chapters had to be listened to and corrected before the book goes to Audible.
Oh, and let’s not forget I needed to reconnect with my husband and daughter.
Can you spell S-T-R-E-S-S-E-D?
So, because I’m only one woman and even I – Miss Chronic Insomnia – sleep 2 hours a night, I am doing something I’ve never done before with regard to my writing.
Get ready for it, because it’s a doozy!
I, Mrs Writing is my Oxygen, am taking a bit of a writing break.
I know. Shocked the s**t out of me, too!
I’ve never actually had a vacation from writing before, even when I worked full time. I always wrote in the evenings, on weekends, and when we traveled.
But I’m going to give myself 2 weeks off starting in a few days. I need to rest my brain and re-examine my career. This has been a busy year, writing and publishing-wise for me. I had one book come out in April ( CAN’T STAND THE HEAT), and I have at least 2 books ( DEARLY BELOVED and CHRISTMAS & CANOLLIS) and an e-book (HOPE’S DREAM) coming out before the end of the year, plus 2 Audible books.
That’s a lot.
Really. A lot.
So….let’s see if I survive this little vaca from writing everyday. I just might not be able to….breathe, and by breathe, I mean make it out on the other end alive!
Hahah. Dramatic, thy name is Peg Jaeger.
Any hoo. I’ll report back after my self imposed exile ends. Until then, I’ll be scheduling some stuff on Hootsuite I’m writing a head of time, so you’ll still hear from me regularly.
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