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Trip to England

Barely back in Seattle for a quick change of clothes after the Tabernash adventure and we were on the road again, this time taking a trip back to England to see family and friends, attend a wedding and a garden party.

It was really great spending time with people I hadn't seen in far too long and getting a chance to catch up with those things that make 'home' feel like home. May I present a selection:

Old buildings. Kenilworth Castle in this case. Oakley_20090802_0990

A real chip shop. Yes, that does read 'Fish and chips fried in beef dripping'. No fish and chips on this trip but I did rather enjoy a shopping tour around Morrisons - twiglets, cherry bakewells, malt loaf, real Cadburys chocolate, party rings and other assorted goodies. Oakley_20090802_0958

Staffordshire Oatcakes. Great breakfast to fuel a day of 24 hours of traveling on the way home. Oatcake Heaven, freshly made daily

A feast of home-grown vegetables. Mum has been doing some great work in her allotment. Oakley_20090807_0848

A trip to the Jephson Gardens in Leamington Oakley_20090802_0956

More pictures in the England trip set on Flickr

In just ten days we also packed in an excursion to Venice and were honored to be joined by family and friends for a UK-based pre-wedding garden party. More on those to follow.