Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Enjoying English Air and Rain and Sunshine

A photo I took of the Climbing Roses at Hever Castle

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I know it's been a long while since I posted.  I promised something from England, and even though it's easy enough to tell stories of our experiences, I am having problems getting my photos to load from my iPad to my blog ... and we all know stories about one's travels are best with accompanying pictures.

So I will save the real posting until I get back and share lots of pictures then. Just so you know, we are having a lovely time -- lovely being a very English word. We just completed a six-day tour of English country gardens and homes with Flora Garden Tour and it was quite delightful. Lots of walking. Lots of gorgeous roses and parks and trees and fabulous architecture. Lots of breaks for tea and cakes.

We've been stationed in Royal Tunbridge Wells -- a delightful town with lots of history.  Well, to think of it, what part of England wouldn't have history that goes back a long, long way. Tomorrow we head by train to London where we will be for a few days.  We are doing a one - day tour of Highclere -- Downton Abbey country. Then we begin a 17-day geological tour that will take us a few eons back into time, geologically speaking. On this part of our trip, we'll be visiting Cornwall and I'm looking forward to meeting up for tea with one of our blogging friends, Elizabethd. 

For those of you who Facebook, I invite you to join me on my Facebook page, because I have no problems loading photos there.  My name there is listed as Bren Leyland ... Ask to be a Friend as my page is not public.  

I'm off now ... 

Wishing you a beautiful summer,


  1. Glad you're having a wonderful time! I'm writing this sitting in the airport in Paris, waiting for our flight to London. I'm looking forward to switching from French culture and history to English - they are so intertwined.

  2. Enjoy! We know your posts will be well worth the wait!

  3. Your trip sounds wonderful. Looking forward to your photos. xo Laura

  4. Dear Brenda so glad you are having a grand adventure. Will be looking forward to your pics when you get back home. In the meantime enjoy each moment. Hugs!

  5. How do you write your blog post. I had that problem untill i figured out to go to the blogger app. And now I nave no problems. Before when i tried to post foing the other way my photos page would float on me it was horrible. Have a lovely day with love Janice

    1. I think it was lost...the comment that is. I was saying how wonderful that you are spending an extended length of time in England and how pleased I am that you will tour Highclere.

  6. It sounds wonderful, Brenda! I can't wait to see all of your photos when you do post them :) Enjoy your fabulous trip, my dear! Hugs xo Karen

  7. So glad you are enjoying your tours! See you soon.

  8. I hope you are having a wonderful time and enjoying all that England has to offer! I will look forward to hearing all about it when you return home! Have fun in the meantime!

  9. Ahh you are in England! If you come past Bath or Wiltshire, you are welcome for a cup of tea! Sorry about the weather...at least you are getting the proper English experience. Also, sorry about the political situation. We are not usually this bad I promise!

  10. Enjoy ! I have sent you a message on FB requesting to be added to your friends list. I enjoy your blog and would love to see some photos of your trip to England !

  11. Fun, I've been following you on Facebook and enjoying the photos. I'd love to see more of England as my ancestors were from there.

  12. I'm so glad that you're enjoying yourself, Brenda! It all sounds so lovely :-) I did read a Miss Marple mystery that takes place on a garden tour so do be careful, people dropped there right and left.


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