August 31, 2009

Summertime fun!

Alas, my UK adventure is coming to an end ... prompting me to look back at some photos and recalling the fantastic times I have spent with Glammy ... not sure how I will be able to leave her behind - we have developed a very deep bond. To be honest, I don't want to think about it.

August 20, 2009

During one of our evening walks, Glammy and I stopped by the Moreton in Marsh Cemetry and came upon WW2 tombstones, where 45 airforce personnel are buried together in a group. Of those 45, 12 were Canadian, the majority remaining from Britain, but we also noticed some airforce headstones from the US, New Zealand and South Africia. We later found out that during WW2, Moreton-in-Marsh was one of many flight training stations for the RAF Bomber Command. The building work for the training station was delayed by bad weather in January 1940, and despite the delays, by November the Air Ministry saw it fit to send the first Squadron over, despite the thick mud everywhere and the 'J' type hangar which had a roof but no sides, earning the bombing station the nickname of "Moreton in the Mud."

August 17, 2009

Such a lovely Irish lass!

Spent some time talking to the locals ... it takes a bit of getting used to the Irish accent and the way they speak; bringing to mind Yoda from Star Wars, talking in reverse, ie: sit yourself down there, why don't you?

High Fivin' it in Dublin

Where better to discover Dublin than in an open top double decker bus? Glammy loved hangin' out the Temple Bar area of Dublin, especially at night! She's such a party animal!

August 9, 2009

August 7, 2009

Standing Tall

We couldn't help but feel dwarfed by this soldier standing at attention @ Windsor Castle.

August 3, 2009

Windsor Castle

Ahh... a castle fit for my queen!! The royal apartments are shown in the background here ... while we couldn't go into the private residences, we did see the royal state rooms and Queen Mary's Doll House, which both Glammy and I found very interesting! The doll house was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1924. Nearly every item in the house was specially commissioned on a scale of twelve to one. The mechanical and engineering equipment is made to work, including the water system, the electric lights and the two lifts! Sadly, we could not take any photos of the doll house, but check this site out for more info:'s_Dolls'_House