So there we are, looking rather windblown on this blustery day that kept threatening rain. The May Queen is wearing a shirt my mother made for her out of material that says "London" and shows several key London sights. My mom made them for not only her own grandkids, but my cousin's kids as well. Because she is crafty and thoughtful like that. It is not the best photo, but rather iconic, so there you go.
Oh, OK, and a few more photos, because I am feeling generous.
My husband drove brilliantly in England, never once driving on the right (which is wrong, in England) side of the road, and navigating roundabouts with a fearlessness that did make me grip the dashboard a few times, I confess. We found that some of the ways that England does things are rather helpful, but certainly not their habit of allowing trees and brush to grow up over all their signs so that you cannot read them. This made navigating quite difficult. There was one sign we kept guessing meant "don't drive on my crops," but later learned that it meant "No parking or standing." Actually, as my aunt tried to explain it to me, she started by saying "It means that the road is a straight-away, well, as straight as anything is here in England..." We liked our original definition better. We did take a picture of this sign, because we were so impressed that the British care so much about their senior citizens.
This sign was literally in the middle of nowhere. Where were these elderly people supposed to be coming from, we wondered. The first time we saw the sign we laughed at it, then immediately got stuck behind a slow driver. We then thought the sign was wrong, and should have shown a balding man driving a car. At least some things are the same in every country.
My husband's favorite sign, however, was one we never saw again, unfortunately. The sign read like this:
Need I say more?
And, because I HAD to take this touristy photo, I will share it with you:
No, I was not actually making a phone call. I did make phone calls from phone booths in London, but not one of these old fashioned ones. Consider it a call to all of you. I just called, to say, I love you...