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... made from berries out of the garden.
Fruit salad (from the garden), mutiple cereal options, fresh stewed rhubarb (from the garden) and apples.
Full cooked breakfast plus fresh baked bread/toast and home-made jams washed down with endless pots of tea.
There will be no lunch today!
During the afternoon we chatted and drank more tea and when the rain eased for a while we walked around the grounds and inspected the ruins ...
... view, but the real draw are the magnificent Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and glass greenhouses (http://www.kew.org/). These gardens are magnificent and even to this day are the home of botanical research. When the glass Palm House was built in the mid 1800's, it was quite a marvelous thing. Today, it still is impressive as the interior is a vast humid atmosphere that is ...
... on the space age looking egg shaped swing? We headed over to a big department store to try on ridiculous clothes. We tried Sherlock Holmes trench coats, attempting to look sexy but utterly failing send us into hysterics. Next stop on our modeling rampage was hats and fascinator aisle. We tried on hats left and right, photos were taken and poses were struck. It was so much fun. I had to laugh at some of the hats they sell, that people would even consider buying something like that. ...
... dozen young cows grazing in the field, but as I came through the gate, the cows starting walking towards me, probably thinking it was milking time. No problem so far, but then they just kept on coming and when they were a few yards away, they even lined up in formation and started snorting.....time to get back behind the gate I thought! By this time, the other guys had caught up and it was like some sort of 'Mexican Stand-Off' ...
... the day without any fanfare. But with less than an hour before the work day was over, I was surprised with food and cake and flowers and was sung to…it was really sweet, especially since I hadn’t been there for very long.
After work, I headed to Covent Garden and had a birthday dinner with my friends that I had accumulated since being here; Marie, my Australian friend, Kristal, a Canadian friend, Ime, a Londoner who I met through ...
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