Hello, everyone! Sorry for all the text posts on my blog today. I just wanted to send a quick note apologizing for being absent for two weeks– I was in London and Yorkshire visiting with friends and family. Dennis and I just got back yesterday.
We had such an excellent time. Even though we only had a week and a bit in London, we sure made good use of it. We visited the British Museum, Westminster Abbey, the London Transport Museum, the Museum of London, the National Gallery, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London… and that doesn’t include all the wandering around we did in general taking in the sights and the city and all the excellent restaurants we visited. So good! (We were able to see the Natural History Museum and the V&A Museum the last time we were in London, but as was the case with most of these places we couldn’t see everything in just one visit. We have to go back!)
We were only able to visit Yorkshire for a couple of days (boo) and I spent most of it visiting with family (yay!), but we were able to visit the Hartlepool Maritime Museum to see the HMS Trincomalee (Britain’s oldest still floating naval war ship; spectacular!), as well as a quick visit to Whitby for fish and chips and Runswick Bay. Definitely not enough time… there never is!
(One of the highlights for me was finally being able to see the Yorkshire Moors heather in bloom, which is what I was named for. That was magical. I’m told that the heather had a bit of a rough year so they weren’t as bright as they should have been, but it still blew me away. The moors are such a breathtaking place. What I wouldn’t give to spend more time there!)
Anyway, I don’t have much to show here for my trip, unfortunately. We didn’t do a lot of resting where I would have had time to draw, and by the time we got back to our accommodations in the evenings I was shattered thanks to jet lag and being on my feet all day. I wasn’t even able to keep up with my written travel journal. But I’m home now, and I’m starting school again in a couple of days, so I’m sure I’ll have art-y things to share soon. I’d like to finish up that last WIP I posted sooner rather than later…
Now I have to get myself switched over from summer mode into school mode, which is easier said than done. I hope you’ve all enjoyed your summer or winter! Let me know if there’s been anything exciting I’ve missed. :)