Friday, December 02, 2005

THE COTSWOLDS/LONDON-

PART 7

We had been on-the-road, at this point, for about 13 hours, and now it was time to head back to London….But, before we leave The Cotswolds I want to share a few more photo’s from that day….Here is our driver, Ray… All of us were so very grateful to him for everything he brought to us and for helping to make this the magical memorable day that it was….

These are in no particular order….











A Field Of Rape...











Some Sheep In The Meadow















John M. looking at a lovely old building.












Betty, sitting by the water...













Some lovely horses by the roadside...






And so, we returned to London, tired, but sated and happier than any of us dreamed we could ever be….


After returning to the Hotel, Cousin Carol took this next photo of me with my NOW two special bears, and the Beautiful Birthday Bouquet sent to me by friends in the states while sitting in my lovely room, on my lovely bed, with my lovely bears!










Before I started this Cotswolds saga, I began by talking about why we all came to London in the first place….(if you remember back that far,) it was dear Betty Garrett, the catalyst for so very many group happenings over many many years….I knew I had a picture of her performing at Pizza On The Park, but could not find it….Well, here it is! With her is the wonderful late John Mosher, her then beau and bass player, too!













I found some other photo’s that had eluded me, too…One of the wonderful things that Charley Berliner and Cousin Carol and I did to celebrate my London/Cotwolds Birthday was to go to Harrods for lunch…(Good to do, even if it isn’t your Birthday!!) where, if asked, the Pipers come by and play Happy Birthday to you….LOVELY, LOVELY AND MORE THAN LOVELY! In fact, it is a FABULOUS thing to do!
















In that first post I mentioned a lot of things we did during this trip….one of those things was going to Regents Park. I had a specific reason for wanting to go to see this particular park….a very talented painter---a modern master, really, named Morris Broderson, who is a very dear friend as well as a painter that I have been collecting forever…had, many years before painted a particular view of Queen Mary's Garden, which is a large circular area in this beauitiful Park, and is, in fact, this truly gorgeous garden….I so wanted to see what he had painted in actuality, and then, take a picture of it to show him that I had actually been there! This is the view, and then, the opposite view, as well....













I love all these many species of birds living together in harmony....







More to come....probably the last of the Saga of The Cotswolds.....(maybe....and then again....maybe not....lol....)


I thank everyone for visiting yesterday and leaving such touching and heartfelt comments....it meant a great deal to me; more than I can say. And I thank Michele with all my heart, too, for sending so many of you here who might not have dropped by, and to all those 'regulars' that come by just because they feel like it, I thank you too, with all my heart, for your very loyal and constant support....blogger friends, all!







Links to this post:

<\$BlogItemBacklinkCreate\$>

33 Comments:
had this to say:

It certainly sounds & looks as though you had a fantastic time here.

That's not a particulary old building though - it doesn't really count as old in the Uk unless its at least 15th century:-)

Here from michele's today

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 3:07:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

More great pictures. That garden is beautiful, I'll have to visit it myself next time I'm in London :)

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 3:16:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I love all the old photos, and I surely do hope that I get to see all that in person someday, especially the garden. Thanks for sharing these lovely memories with us.

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 5:09:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Very fun. London has a really great feel to the city, from what I remember during a whirlwind press tour I wen ton with my CEO a few years back. Looks like you had a fabulous time.

Michele sent me...again.

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 7:01:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Oh the pipers must have been just wonderful. :) I didn't get to eat at Harrod's, but it is truly shopping mecca...lol! There is definitely something special about Merry Ole England. :)

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 7:15:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Such lovely photos.

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 9:37:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Naomi, I love all the pictures, especially the one of you in bed with the beautiful flowers and those lovely cozy teddy bears to keep you company!!

Ray looks like such a friendly fellow! I love the gardens and...well, just everything! You are certainly painting a lovely picture for us through your blog! Many thanks for sharing!!

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 9:53:00 AM PST 

Blogger dan
had this to say:

We can find beauty and meaning in very diverse places, and for very diverse reasons. Sometimes it takes us longer to get to where we need to be.

But like art or pornography, we know it when it see it. You can tell from this saga of yours that you found some of those things on this trip.

Kudos.

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 10:13:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Hi OOL,

It was fun to follow your travels thanks for sharing.

btw I had to start a new blog http://aginoth.blogspot.com is the new address

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 10:26:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I love pipers! What a kick it must have been to have them play for you!!

The pictures are great! The garden is absolutely beautiful! Heaven on earth!

I must insist you go on with your tales..LOL I'm enjoying them so much!! ;)

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 10:55:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I just read your AIDS post. Most excellent. Thanks for doing it.

I do love all the photos you post of England.

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 12:26:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Here from Michele's today!

...Thanks for sharing your Cotswold adventures! Sounds like you had an incredible time...

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 12:46:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Good evening, OOLOTH! Michele sent me back tonight; since I was here this a.m. I have been decorating a house for Christmas - it's garland here, there and everywhere! I am so tired.

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 3:07:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

hey - sounds like the holiday of a lifetime, OOL :-) Lovely photos!

So - when are you coming back? The South West is nice [wink]

Here from Michele's - this time...

cq

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 3:13:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I'm loving the vignettes of your trip to England. Makes me so homesick.

Oh, and although I didn't stop by yesterday, I wanted to say that your Aids day post was very moving, and brought back the memories of seeing the whole quilt in DC. It was so intense.

Michele sent me again.

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 3:15:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

What lovely countryside and such a darling park.

The quilt is just mind-boggling and indeed sobering, especially in the photo on the mall. My sympathies on your losses.

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 3:42:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

What wonderful photos! Looks like a lovely time.

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 4:04:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Those garden pictures are gorgeous. Some day I'm going to make a trip across the pond.

~sigh~

Here via Michele's

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 4:15:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

What a lovely time. Harrod's...neat!

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 5:36:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Howdy, OOLOH! Thanks for poppin' by earlier, and thanks for your warm words. =) I'll be back soon!

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 5:42:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I have throughly enjoyed taking this trip with you. Sigh I was trying so hard to be in London this week for the premiere of Narnia but it was not to be :)

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 6:00:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Excellent photos! Looks like everyone is having a great time. Michele sent me today :)

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 8:49:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

what beautiful architecture and gardens!

here via michele

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 9:05:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Ahhh, I'm so envious of you! I have never been to Europe and haven't traveled much in general. I'm now saddled at home with two little kids and it'll be awhile before I get to go somewhere that magnificent. Thanks for letting my eyes dream a little through your pictures!

Michele sent me, but I've been here before!

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 9:31:00 PM PST 

Blogger -E
had this to say:

I love how you have pictures to really show what a lovely time you must have had.

Michele sent me.

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 11:35:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Hi OOL, back again cos Michele sent me.

As this is finally the end of your Cotswold saga, and everyone loved reading about it so much, maybe it's time to start planning another trip as blogfodder;-)

Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 12:55:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Morning!

Michele sent me this time..... :-)

Has anyone mentioned yet that most people hate rape, no matter how nice it looks? Some don't like the smell and it's murder on the hayfever!
Looks can be *so* deceptive :-)

cq

Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 2:21:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

A very interesting report and you certainly got about a bit! As a Brit near London and with the Cotswolds as a fairly near journey, its great to see these through eyes of others.

I've also visited LA and Hollywood (loved it), so maybe I should try a reciprocal project at some time!

And today, Michele sent me!

rashbre

Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 4:14:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Great travel images. It looks like a relaxing time away.

Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 7:57:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Back again from Micheles. You really should have a new post ready for me by now, you're slacking;-)

I like rape - pretty, environmentally friendly, two harvests per annum and doesn't give ME hay fever:-)

Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 8:22:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Michele sent me over to visit you again, OldOldLady of the Hills.

It's interesting what Mrs A says at the top of the comment list. There's some old Dutch buildings in NY state that date back to the 1600s and that seems so amazingly old but when watching the Tour de France they routinely show buildings from the 1100s and 1200s. It's a different world in terms of architecture there.

Thanks for sharing your journey to England with us, OOL.

Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 1:40:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Love seeing those pictures (and one of you too!!!!)

I've been trying to leave a comment on the meme post, but stupid blogger won't let me! It keeps saying that I'm not putting the verification word in right, but I am...

:(

Here by way of michele today!

Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 4:39:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Ahh great post there! I remember visitng Regents Garden too, 9 years ago now, and the rose garden was simply beautiful. I am fortunate enough to have my sister live in London and I can stay whenever I like. Pity I live on the opposite side of the world to her, otherwise I'd be visitng every other year!!!

Here via Michele today....

Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 4:50:00 PM PST 

Post a Comment

Back To the Main Page

Home | Newer›  ‹Older




view my profile
100 things about me

Name: OldOldLady Of The Hills
Location: Los Angeles, California



















Powered by: Blogger
design by: girliebits.