Farewell to the UK

July 5, 2012

Today we left the United Kingdom after nearly 12 months.

We rode the train from Ayr to Paisley, took a cab from Paisley Station to the Glasgow International Airport, and after a nearly 4-hour wait, we were on a plane bound for Iceland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is impossible to sum-up our exceptional year in this rich, welcoming, and wonderful country. It was sometimes revelatory, often maddening, occasionally inspirational, and at times absolutely magical.  We have fallen in love with Great Britain.  The people, the culture, the language (and accents!), the history, and the quirks.  We are committed to returning to live in this wonderful place again, be it for a few months or a few years.

We will be processing the memories, trials, and adventures for years to come (and will hash lots of things out in future blog posts, I’m sure!).

I hope Charlie and Flora remember a little of this year.  I don’t dare to hope that they hold on to their British vocabulary or ever-so-slight accents…

See you soon, UK. You’ve been very good to us.  We will miss you.

Exploring our new garden

Holly and the kids walk towards West Gate

It's so high!

Watching boats assemble for the regatta

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IMG_2679.JPG Happy floating Charlie

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Reading a story on the hillside above the stone circle of  Finn s People on N Uìst

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2 Responses to Farewell to the UK

  1. Mark says:

    Having followed your visit to our country since the National Railway Museum tweeted your blog post, I’ve throughly enjoyed reading about your travels. Thank you for writing, and come back to the UK soon, please.

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