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my travel experiences here via this post. Please
stop by and visit daily to follow along on my
adventures through Britain.
Saturday, August 22nd - The Festival of Quilts has
been absolutely AMAZING... the best part...
my students, who are incredibly creative and
kind, just like my students in America. It
is wonderful to know that we are all of one
heart and one mind when it comes to art.
One more day in Birmingham and then starts
the long journey home.
Thursday, August 20th - Friday, August 21st -
Arrived in Birmingham to overcast skies but this did
not dampen my spirits as my student were eager and
excited to be experiencing the joys of painting and
embracing Nature in a whole new way.
Wednesday, August 19th - Camden Market
was a mix of Retro, Romance, Punk and HipHop,
all sorts of characters mixed, mingled, and shopped
in this huge open air market. The day ended with
a trip to Harrods, where I purchased some incredible
speciality teas. Leaving London is bitter sweet, as
I have so enjoyed my stay, but am anxious to arrive
at Festival of Quilts
Tuesday, August 18th - Explored the shops
of London, walking hither and yon, riding the
Tube/Subway to all parts of the city, purchased
exotic metallic papers in the Paperchase, examined
futuristic store windows of Selfridges Department
Store, and discovered two very charming treasures
in Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street.
Monday, August 17th - The day began with
a leisurely stroll through Buckingham Gardens. Like
a fairy tale, complete with enchanting black swans
as my guides, the lush green, winding path lead right
up to the front doors of the Queen's Palace. The
perfect ending to this most perfect day was watching
the sun set over Kensington Palace topped off with a
ride on the carousel.
Sunday, August 16th - As the plane landed
in London, I was able to experience the most glorious
sunrise from my window. Cool breezes and a light mist
greeted this weary traveler. After a long nap and a
hot shower, I walked Glouschester Road, wandering
through several of the local shops and soaking in the
atmosphere of South Kensington