sandtoesha

Trying to live life with sandy toes and laughter

Around the world part 8 – London England Countryside

We arrived in London and after a comedy of errors with our taxi driver (he forgot where he parked his car). We had a catch up with my Yogi tribe mate Amanda, a quick snooze and then off to explore the countryside.

First stop was the cute little town of Shere where the movie ‘the holiday’ was filmed.


  
 Traditional English pub food for lunch. Amanda and her friend Nielson were great fun, and we picked up a few new English phrases to take home:

  • Bloody marvelous
  • Dipsomaniac (alcoholic)
  • Yoga kit (yoga wear)

 Next was a walk by a winery and pond. Then a short drive to pick up a hot chocolate and check out the rolling countryside views.


  
 We then drove to Cranleigh in Surrey for the Guy Fawkes celebration. Wow it was something… We started out by checking out the mini fair, waddled through the proper English mud puddles then the fun house. Attempted to win some prizes (5 attempts, one lion).

  
We then hit another pub and waited for the precession. We all expected a parade. Nope. This nov 5th celebration is all about a fouled attempt to blow up the British parliament. So essentially the precession consisted of villagers with real torches who walk though town to this area where they have all these stuffed people on top a pile of wood. They are meant to represent Guy Fawkles and his team. The mob then starts to throw the torches into the pile starting a huge bonfire. It was surreal.

 This last photo courtesy of Nielsen (master of the selfie group shot).  After the fire, we watched some great fireworks.

An awesome first day in England.

Next stop is a day in London city.

One comment on “Around the world part 8 – London England Countryside

  1. Joan Gagne
    November 9, 2015

    Great pictures! You guys have really had a great holiday packed with new and exciting places and people, you will really be happy to have that first class plane ride home😴😍

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on November 9, 2015 by in Having Fun, Travel and tagged , , , .

Instagram

Here are few pictures from my last few days in Canggu. The first is after sunset @finnsbeachclub then @desaseni_avillageresort after a sunrise yoga flow class, the view from my patio, and the bike I’ve been trying to explore with but trying to stay out of Canggu rush hour has been tough #bali #canggu #canggubali #finnsbeachclub #sunset
Loving Gili Air the most of all the places I’ve been so far. Pics are of the boat ride over and then my early morning walk pre and post sunrise 🌅 #lovegili #sunrise #baliindonesia
Just finished my first Tantric Hatha yoga class, loved it. Early morning focus on bringing the breath into the naval/belly to help release negative energy 😁 #yoga #canggu #bali #2020tayfa
Woke up at 1am on my Bali Birthday to do the Batur Volcano hike. What a great day. Very steep incline that varied from road, to lava rock, to volcanic clay. We hiked up in the dark so we had no idea how steep some of the drops were until we hiked back down in the daylight! Mt. Batur is an active volcano about 1,770 metres above sea level. Our hike up took about 2 hours. Base camp is about midway up the mountain, so our gain was 900 metres, 13 km. View at the top is of Mt Agung, another active volcano. #mtbatur #volcano #hike #bali #mtagungbali #birthdayfun #thisis50
I’m back in Bali. After a little beach exploration in Kuta, we’re now settled in Ubud for a bit. Hit one of my favorites @clearcafeubud and now ready for morning yoga @theyogabarn followed by a sound healing session at @pyramidsofchi today. Best day ever. #bali #beachwalk #ubud #kuta #soundhealing Yes, those are recycled water bottles made into a Christmas tree.
Hello autumn 🍂 Looks like my nephew loves this season as much as me. #vancouver #fall #autumn #backtoschool #kindergarten #loves

Archives

%d bloggers like this: