Monday, January 08, 2007

The adventure continues...

Getting drenched at the Merlion in Singapore!
Seeing the sun rise over the Swiss Alps from the plane...

We are having a fabulous holiday! Here are a couple of photos from the first part of our trip.

Last Monday we went to Leeds to meet some more of BF's rellies, and we went to Haworth (where the Bronte's lived - unfortunately the Parsonage and Museum was shut). On Wednesday we went to Chester (really old Roman town) and to Liverpool, on Thursday we went to North Wales and visited to two really cool castles in Snowdonia. Then on Friday we got taken to Scotland. We stopped at Gretna Green (where lots of people elope - but dont worry, nothing to report from there!!) and then made our way to Edinburgh. We stayed overnight in a hotel in Edinburgh and then on Saturday morning went to Edinburgh castle (which is where they do the Military Tatoo, and we saw the Scottish crown jewels) and then got on the open-top double-decker bus around town. It was bloody freezing and then it started to rain a bit, so we got off!

On the way back from Scotland we went to see Hadrians Wall, which I loved. I cant believe I'm getting to see stuff that is 2000 years old - it just blows me away. We also saw the ruins of an old Roman Fort.

The weather has been fantastic, we have seen the sun just about every day, and rain too! It hasn't been too cold, mainly between 5 and 10 degrees, which feels quite mild. Its only when the wind picks up that you can really feel it. I have come down with a sore throat which has been annoying me since Tuesday. BF has got a bit of a runny nose too. Today I feel quite crappy - exhausted and sick, so we are staying in today and we are having a roast dinner, which we are really looking forward to (cant wait to have some vegies)!!

Tomorrow we are going to York for the day, and then on Tuesday we head south to London to visit my uncle. On Wednesday we have a day tour to Bath, Salisbury and Stonehenge, and then on Thursday we are off to Innsbruck!

I think I'm going to be knackered by the time we get home!

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the nice hot weather!


Kelly said...

Sounds great Hilary.
You must be having a great time. I'm glad the weather hasn't been too miserable for you considering it's the middle of winter there.
Take care of yourself and take some echinacea, :)

Ali said...


Great to read that you are having such a wonderful Holiday,


RaeC said...

Sounds like you're having a fabulous time and will probably need another couple of weeks holiday when you get home to recover!! Great pics honey... keep 'em coming... have fun and stay safe xxx

Lia Halsall said...

Stonehenge is a place I'd love to see one day, it looks so beautiful and tanquil! I agree, keep the photos coming. Love them! :o) xx

Anonymous said...

Hey Hils, sounds WONDERFUL, keep the pictures coming, though I know how hard that can be, finding a computer to access and send... Enjoy!!
Take care

Michelle said...

Your Holiday looks AMAZING!!!!!!

Have a GREAT trip!!

XX - Michelle