Monday, October 31, 2005
}:-0 Happy Halloween!!! =^^=
Finally am able to download photos! Blooody Hell!! Had to uninstall spyware - took a few tries to get the software set up properly - but mission is accomplished! To the left is our Bride and Groom of October 22, 2005 - Mark and Sarah Ferguson sorrounded by all the othere guests who donned kilts for the day!
Below is what the 18th floor at the KofC has been waiting for....
I took a total of 584 photos - so it may take a while to get them all sorted out - I have had to reboot me machine a few times in order to get them all down to my pc.....but as promised here are a few....just to get us started....albiet there are many, MANY more!!! Here are the Bride and Groom cutting the cake - can you take a look at that sword?
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Hangin' at Heathrow
Hope you all enjoyed reading my exploits - pictures will be downloaded when I get home!
Ps - The Producers was a fabulous show!!
Saturday, October 29, 2005
London Pub Count...
Off to to see The Producers at 7:30 this evening - have ticket......spent the day on the city tour and got to Buckingham Palace - I knowcked but they would let me in - Bloody Hell! Walked over to Harrod's and then to a few museums - be feet were tired so I hailed a black cab ( the safest taxi in London) back to Piccadilly....pub hopping me way back to the Bonnington and then it is off to the show! Flight is at 11 am Sunday so I reckon I gotta pack......running outta $$$ so I rckon it is time to come home anyway - it's been a great time out here! So far - of the the cities - I would go back to Dublin first - go figure!!
Hugs to all!!
Friday, October 28, 2005
I got dropped off in Piccadilly circus and am pub-hoping my way back to the hotel ( it's only 6:20 pm).....I bought a ticket for 'The Producers' for tomorrow night for £30. Hopefully I am not getting ripped off and will actually get to see a show in London!
Just had a bite to eat at a pub and had a chicken ceaser salad. Those who know how much I love me salad's will be interested to know that halfway thru I encountered a 'fishy' taste. Well - it was a real anchovey and I simply cannot do those! I finished the salad with a sole anchovey left behind...
Today's Misc. notes:
Kathy - I bought yer chocolate in the Tower of London!
Shelagh - stairs - need I say more?
Did I ever mention how tasty the Haggis with neeps & tatties was at the Mitre in Edinburgh?
The doors to many places are those funky half doors - not like those big standard doors back in the states...
T - tell Em and Sarah that I am not a princess yet! The search continues!
For those 'While you were Sleeping' fans - I got a stamp in my passport for Ireland! Next s/b Venice!
Me pints of Guiness are being Mastered!
No signs of 'When Irish hands were groping....'
Will see how late I can find a pub open in London Mare....
SHOW26 - I watched Crystal Palace beat Liverppol in futball while strolling 3 pubs in Dublin....( you don't say SOCCER here - nor do you say that London has a Ferris wheel)
Edinburgh there were no SUV's - mostly sedans, taxis and buses....
Dublin there were a few SUV's - mostly driven by drunkan Irishman!
London - a few more SUV's still not nearly as many as there are back in the states!
When all is said and done I will put out an entry of all the pubs I have hit...until then - the crawl continues! The count stands at 36 for the moment..with over 500 some-odd pics on the digital camera and a dead battery ( which is why I need to head back to the hotel to recharge).. I am mastering the self-picture portrait with scenery in the background.
After the B&B's - it's nice to be in a real hotel - the Bonnington is lovely and I found this internet cafe right next door - how convenient - huh?
Off and running for Friday's adventures........!!
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Cape Cod in London!
Couple of things to note -
Sue - they use the Euro in Dublin - now I am back to using £'s...
Jeff - Ever find the City Cafe?
Mike H. - Still looking for a good Indian restaurant - can you help?
Shelagh & Fernando - how is Glasgow?
Terri - you taping ER? Don't forget the $ pickup!
Vicki & little Eff and 18th floor peeps - Trust me! I do have pictures - just haven't been able to download them! But when I do....
Lara - miss me on the train?
miscellanea.... it's a good thing that at crosswalks they tell you which way to look - I almost got hit crossing the street a few times in Dublin - but I seem to have the system down now here in London!
....'To Go ' or 'Take Away' prices are cheaper than the sit in prices...
K - believe it or not I am tired - had a lovely dinner at a fine Italian restaurant and need to crash if I am going to make it thru Friday and Saturday....I needs me rest donchaknow!
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
For those keeping track....
Today was a City Tour of Dublin - convenient tour bus where you pay one price and can hop on and hop off throughout the various 21 stops in the city. The main places I went today was St. Patrick's cathedral - Mom would be so proud! I bought some trinkets at the gift shop and a priest in a purple robe was working the register.........go figure! Took some beautiful shots of St. Pat's!
My next stop was at - the Guinness Storehouse - they own some 60 acres of property here. Admiddetly - I am getting hooked on Guinness! If all went well - I emailed a pic of me at Guinness to Terri and Lara. At the end of the tour was a glassed in floor with 360 panoramic views of the city! Oh yes - and few pint of Guinness on it's home turf! And yes - it WAS served COLD!!
Alrighty then it's round 7 pm here - headed back to Harvey's guest house to rest of for round two of the day - will be up early to catch the flight to London - will miss Dublin - but will simply have to plan a longer trip here!
Good Nite Irene - Good Nite Irene - I'll see you in my dreams!!
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Arrived In Dublin
My luggage has sprouted an identity of it's own. After all the shopping I did in Scotland ( Waters Fam - guess what you are getting for Christmas this year? ) - I may have to package up my dirty laundry and ship it home along with a few other things - ahh but I will wait until I get to London to decide that!
Hey Shelagh - you would love this - my room here in Ireland is up 4 - count em - FOUR flights of stairs! I thought of you when I realized that! I had to unpack the half of the life-of-it's own suitcase in order to get everything upstairs!
As of 33 minutes ago the pub count is up to 16. I am on O'Connell street in Dublin making my way to the Temple Bar where I hope to get dinner and a few pints. It was a challenge to find O'Connel street as the streets aren't clearly marked and I had to stop at a pub for a pint in order to justify asking directions!
Anywho - all is well - I am in Ireland safe and sound.....still trying to find an internet cafe where I can plug my camera in via USB port - rest assured I have plenty of pics - have taken nearly 300 shots so far with room for another 475 +/-.
Hey Jeff - next time you point us to a bar - can you point in the RIGHT direction? The concensus is that you clearly pointed us to the corner opposite the IBIS - when the ~The City Cafe~ was just 3 or 4 doors down from the Ibis!
Monday, October 24, 2005
Had dinner w/ Shelagh, Fernando, Mike, Bill, Sue & Jeff last night at a Topless places - er - I mean - Tapas place!
The rain is pounding quite heavy today and I am off to explore the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Pub count sure to increase before the day is through........
Sunday, October 23, 2005
It's Raining - Again!
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Got settled in me room 'round 3:40 yesterday - very tired and in need of nap and a shower! Went out for a late dinner at a lovely Italian place - stopped in a pub down the street from Braveheart - Pub count now at 2.
Liz - I found your MongaHead supplies.....
Stepped out for breakfast this morning - can you believe they served baked beans with eggs, ham, frenchtoast, chips (a.k.a French fries) and brown bread pudding? Interesting meal - tasty.
Be sure and let the Madre know that over here they even serve baked beans for breakfast! She will want to stock up!
Will be heading back to Braveheart to prepare for the wedding - sporting the curly hair look today with the drizzling rain here. hugs and kisses to all!
Friday, October 21, 2005
arrived in LHR
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
While in the UK ( & NOT Utah!) - I plan to check this email address if you want to drop me a note!
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Depart LHR - Flight 6512 on Luftansa departs @ 1:05 pm arrive in EDI - Edinburgh @ 2:05 pm Arrive at Braveheart Guesthouse 26 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9NQ http://www.braveheart-guesthouse.co.uk/.
The wedding is Saturday 10/22@ Borthwick Castle http://www.celticcastles.com/castles/borthwic/
On Tuesday, 10/25 I depart EDI on flight 255 on Aer Lingus @ 2:50 pm for Dublin.Arrive Dublin arrive at 3:50 pm, then onto Harvey’s Guest House11 Upper Gardiner St.http://www.harveysguesthouse.com/index.htm
On Thursday 10/27 I leave Dublin on flight 122 on bmi airlines departs @ 9:00 amArrive London (LHR) @ 10:20 am where I will be staying at the Hotel Bonnington
Sunday I leave LHR - London Heathrow Airport @ 11:55 am American Airlines Flight # 105Arrives JFK @ 2:40 pm. Will be taking NY Airport Service Bus from JFK depart to G.C. and then take the train to Union Station in New Haven.Expected arrival to New Haven is around 8 pm.
That is my story and I am sticking to it!
I set this up in the hopes of being able to post items to it while on my trip in the UK....it will depend on if I can find internet cafe's. I will just have to see how it goes donchankow!!
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