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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 1-Basingstoke

I have been on a whirllwind trip to Europe. 


L taking a picture of the luggage....


Packed the bags and ready to go...
Leaving on a jet plane..


The first ting I did after landing was check my messages.
You see our youngest granddaughter was born while I was in flight!
 Ena Roane was born at 3:15 am on 3-15!

I do believe I have some of the most beautiful grandchildren in the world!

Two very tired ladies arriving in London Airport
After arriving we were met with a two hour line in customs!  From what our driver said this is very unsual.
Hubby had a private car pick us up so we didn't have to manage our luggage and the trains on our first day.








Tea at the hotel 


Basingstoke Hotel.
 L took her guitar on the trip

Blimmy, I'm in England! 
(our favorite word our cabbie used)

My sweet Hubby had to go on a business trip to Basingstoke, England.  This is about an hour outside London.  He flew out on Saturday and my oldest granddaughter and I followed on the following Wednesday.

This gave us a day to catch up on the time difference before we headed out on our adventure on Saturday morning.

For the next few weeks I will be sharing pictures and memories of our trip.

L and I went to the mall on Friday morning.  She bought a really cute pair of boots that were maked down to 5 lb wich was about $7.50! They were originally over $60.
 Just wish they had my size! We took the cab back to the hotel about 3:30 in the afternoon.  When we walked up to the cabs this pink cab was the second in line.

Just as we arrived the front cab drove off! 
 I acted like a school girl.  

What a perfect PINK Saturday post!  
Turned out it is the ONLY pink cab in England.  
He hires out to do Weddings and Hen Parties which are like our bachelorette parties. 


Friday evening we took a taxi to a small pub called the Swan.  
Hubby had the taxi take us pass a beautiful hotel he had stayed in on a different trip. 
The cabbie let us take time to take some pictures.



3 Kiln Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9HS, United Kingdom
+44 1256 850165  The Swan is a 17th century, thatched pub
situated in the lovely village of Sherborne St John.



We had wonderful fish and chips.

 I do believe everywhere we visited I said the same thing...I could spend a week or two just visiting here.
Hope you enjoyed our first day in England.  Hope to see you again next week!
Blessings, Debbie

Linking with Outdoor Wednesday, Vintage Thursday and Pink Saturday







12 comments:

Ann said...

Blimmey those are great pictures!!The Hotel is so beautiful and the thatched roof inn is the best. Now that pink cab is such a cute little thing. Would love to ride in that. Looking forward to seeing more.
Ann

LV said...

A place I will never get to see. It was a pleasure seeing part of it through your lens. Be safe and enjoy your time there.

Mary said...

Lucky lady. We hope to cross the pond soon. Love the pink cab :)

Schotzy said...

WOW Thanks for the visit.. and the info abut my slow blog... I have no idea how to fix it... any ideas??
but more importantly how thrilling to hear of your trip... Oh I do hope to get there one day before Im too old to go!!!! We have a lot in common... Lynn, My husband, and I just celebrated our 40ith... I am a dabbler in oils.... you inspired me to get it out and work on something!!!
God bless!

Keetha Broyles said...

The pub is so quaint and that old hotel is just simply stunning!

Congrats on the new little gran. Grans are such wonderful gifts!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Congratulations on the new grandbaby.
Thanks or stopping by and your nice comments on my photos. Looking forward to seeing more of your pictures of Europe. I doubt I will ever get there.
Barb

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your trip and Congratulations on the new Grand! :D
Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I have never been there and can't blame anyone but me.
Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.
Enjoy your weekend.

Coloradolady said...

Thanks for sharing your trip! Have a great VTT!

Annesphamily said...

Thanks for sharing a beautiful trip with us and that pink cab! So sweet! Enjoy!

Ms. Burrito said...

i love the pink car.

My Pink, you might want to link up with my Color Connection meme as well.

Jeanne said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I would love to be where you are!! The pink cab rocks!

Katy47p said...

The only and my fave pink taxi, I bumped into the lovely driver parked up in Basingstoke, he was removing baloons from his taxi and gave me some to brighten my day.