Advance warning- world’s most out of order, disjointed blog post. But posted is better than nothing, and so I resolved to try to stay awake until I at least put a few photos up from my current adventure…. skipping over the fact that I have the photos cropped and queued for Halloween, and the text done for Thanksgiving. Since I last blogged here, Kelle has blogged about my story, and Julia has shared the DeHority Distraction Principle with the world…. But if I waited to get caught up, in order, it would never get done. You see, I am in England. Sort of a grown up Make-a-Wish trip… official Wish trips are limited to people ages 3 to 18, but my husband, my friends, my family and my oncologist all decided that was silly, and if I wanted to go see my sister in England, they were going to make it happen.
this one, of flying to England in business class, complete with champagne and socks…
And this one, from Colourmart, home of all the cashmere that the socks come from, in Shrewsbury. I had this list, you see, of very specific things I wanted to do and see in England, which had to be very limited because I just don’t have lots of strength and energy….
Although traveling with a wheelchair has really helped, even though I resisted it for a long time. Like I totally resisted it until every single person involved in making this adventure possible said that they were not going to cooperate until I agreed. And they were right.
Anyway, mostly I wanted to see my sister, and her family, but I also wanted to go out for fancy English tea in London…so here were are at Brown’s Hotel – VERY POSH – having champagne tea late this afternoon.
And I wanted to see my nephew’s school – Manchester Grammar School – which has been around since 1515. No kidding. The boys (it’s only boys at this school) wear coats and ties to class every day.
Nicholas here, looking spiffy, and then David:
But even older than their school was the pub we went to the day before – in Shrewsbury, where those cashmere cones came from.
The Golden Cross, where we had lunch with all the Colourmart folks, has been in continuous operation in this location since 1488. …. sorry this is so out of order…. it’s been a long day….
But one last out of order photo anyway for my sock sisters – knitting on the train on the way from Manchester, where my sister lives, to London, this morning. Tomorrow, a few more things on my wish list – a shopping trip to Liberty, and some tourist time at Westminster Abbey… then we have reservations for another fancy afternoon tea at the Langham…. Saturday we fly back to Charlotte to resume intensive chemotherapy and real life….. and oh my goodness, how I miss Dixon and my babies… skype just isn’t good enough….
I have taken HUNDREDS of photos in just a few days, but if I don’t quit now and go to sleep, I won’t feel good enough for my wish list tomorrow…. so good night, love and hugs from London 🙂