Thursday, July 19, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
I went to bed last night at 10.30pm read three words in my book and I was out like a light till 4.30am when I woke up and as awake as anything.....no point trying to go back to sleep so I made tea propped up my pillows and got my iPad out and watched the sun come up.....what a life doing this in bed with this for a view!!!!
Most of the morning I spent sorting my room and stuff out and then went out for a walk....
This is my Ramona my home for almost six years after 88000 Miles I sold her to my barber friend and he still owns her....she looks good...
Notice the decal is the same as the one on my ankle!!
Walked to the library and the store and then back home.
I always take a photo of this sign and always think...well where do the fast seniors cross??
...I did not take Boomer as he had to go to the vet yesterday for some reason he started to bite and chew his tail...he was sedated at the clinic and cleaned up but now he has to wear this..
I was out on the deck reading my book when I had a visitor....
This area used to be their habitat so there are very common..I do like watching them!!
At 5.30pm my friend Inga picked me up and took to me to her pickle ball club where I was lucky enough to get some games...not as good as tennis but a really great workout and evening.
Back home this adorable sight in the back garden!!
Heather cooked a fabulous dinner...I am a lucky chappy!!!!!
Yashi Kochi !!!
Anne dropped me at the train station at 8 am and it was real easy to get to Gatwick airport......a thirty five minute train ride and the train ends up virtually at the check in for the flights.
Found out my flight was going to be two hours late and I knew that meant I would not get the ferry I had planned to get at 5.45pm...so no worries!!!
The flight was ten hours but I paid extra and got the exit row aisle seat with the extra legroom well worth it!!!
So shots from the plane..
In Vancouver I took the sky train to down town and then a bus out to Horseshoe bay ferry terminal where I caught the 7 pm ferry.....it was a great crossing and it appears the sunshine is following me yet again!!!
Heather was at the terminal in Nanaimo waiting for me and great to see her again...a quick drive to the house where Kirby and the boys were waiting...this is just like coming home for me I feel like family and am so thankful for their kindness.
I will admit to being tired after being on my feet nearly twenty hours....
I am staying for a month and all you may read during that time is
I played tennis today
I played pickle ball today
I took Boomer for a walk today
I hiked today...
You get the idea!!
Monday, July 16, 2018
Well after a long and wonderful England visit I leave in the morning for Nanaimo and staying with my second family Heather and Kirby and their boys!!!
Again another wonderful day I have been in England just over two months and every day has been the same ..so very lucky!!!
Anne took me on another lovely walk again down the side of the canal but in a more remote area and very beautiful...
I did some final shopping this afternoon and then finished off my book in the garden.
Thank you Anne for being a wonderful friend and allowing me to interrupt your busy and happy life!!
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Well the time has finally come to move onto the next stage of my journey...I arrived in England on 14th May and every day has been special being around my family and friends.
I was blessed again with wonderful weather and as I write the sunshine is pouring in my room...
Janet and Malc and all the family have treated me like royalty and at last their lives can return to normal service after the crazy English Canadian Mexican man leaves!!!!
Too many things to thank you for you know I appreciate everything and I love the special loving bond we all have!!!
It was just over a five hour journey down to London on the train I had three changes and one London tube ride.....the start to the journey was a bit hairy..the station in The village is maybe 500 yards away and I was set to walk there but J and M insisted they drive me and a good job they did...
As we were waiting they announced the train would be twenty minutes late which pUt my connections beyond reach....the first stop was Hull and I had like 15 minuets to get there so we piled into the car and away Malc went.......I jumped out of the car almost before it had stopped ran into the station down one platform found the right train and as I climbed aboard the train pulled out...talk about timing!!!
My good friend Ann was there to meet me and we had a light dinner and then went to her lovely home where guess what?? Ann had recorded the tennis from this afternoon....
I am here till Tuesday morning when I fly to Vancouver for the next stage of my journey..it is all go!!!
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