Tea Time in England

A view of a bridge leading to Blenheim Palace. To walk around the whole perimeter of the property is more than 8 miles. That should give some idea of the magnitude of this place. It was amazing.

Well, as you can imagine, I continue to have the time of my life in beautiful Oxford. I absolutely love it here. I could live quite comfortably here, and if you visit, you'll say the same thing.

Today, we sojourned to The Kilns: C.S. Lewis's home. It was beautiful and inspiring and full of awe. I can't begin to describe the sentiments that go through me since I've arrived. I have dreamed about these moments since I was a little girl, and to have those dreams fulfilled (much sooner than I imagined) is simply incredible. Enough waxing emotional...onto the photos.

The picture below is me and a new friend Mallory from Houston, Texas. She's great and we're having a blast together. Here, we're at his pond.

Later today, a small group of us went to Blenheim Palace, home of the Dukes of Malborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. I really enjoyed this palace and the beautiful English gardens....very well kept, as you can imagine.

Me and Mallory again. This was in the West wing backyard garden. Wow...enough said.

Finally, we saw Love's Labours Lost tonight in Wyndham College's Open Air Theatre. So much fun, though I am exhausted now. This country is truly beautiful and the people have been nothing short of wonderful. Oh! And the tea and scones are to die for. Love them! It's so fun to stop at that time and have tea. It is actually the time of day I start to get tired and need some caffeine so it's perfect.

Well, time for sleepy. Talk to you soon,

One more picture...a candid one of us at Lewis's old pub, The Eagle and the Child.

Posted by Portia at August 2, 2004 04:17 PM

I love the first picture, with the sun rays! Those are beautiful! Pip Pip!

Posted by: Kristin at August 2, 2004 04:40 PM

I second Kristin!

Posted by: Mutti at August 2, 2004 07:43 PM

I second Mutti on her second of Kristin...some one second me, now!

Posted by: Jon at August 3, 2004 11:56 AM

I second your second second Jon. You know it's okay to post something moderately serious now and then...dork!

Posted by: Emily at August 3, 2004 12:00 PM

Every day, puppies die....that serious enough for ya?

Posted by: Peter at August 3, 2004 02:24 PM

Thank you Peter! lol. You're a dork too. It's almost August 4 here...drum roll please, in one part of the world you're 19!!

Posted by: Emily at August 3, 2004 02:52 PM

Well, that's wonderful...I try to keep things light because I miss you pudi!! Come back...NOW! k, bye

Posted by: Jon at August 3, 2004 04:42 PM


Posted by: Emily at November 3, 2004 12:14 AM