Arrived safe and sound in the UK. Having just completed a rather mind blowing tour is the States, it was great to step out at Heathrow to see another special mate waiting to welcome me with Open arms. Arriving after a rather brutal flight with a screaming baby, I was certainly more shattered than expected but so happy to see my mates.
England was definitely decidedly colder than Miami and I had to put on a pair of jeans and a jersey for one of the first times on this trip. We left the airport and ventured out into the beautiful English countryside to the beautiful little town of Ide Hill, seven Oakes Kent.
The roads were lined with lush green trees and beautiful brightly colored flowers. Ints, Justin the boys and Ints folks have all moved into a beautiful country home with a gorgeous country view. I can't believe how much the boys have grown since I last saw them 2 years ago but what little sweethearts they are. It was also so wonderful to see Ints folks again. These special moments are to always be treasured as each one makes a lasting memory.
We pottered down to the local Cock Inn for good old Fish and Chips for lunch and a catch up. It was the perfect welcome to the U.K. followed by some hysterical laughter.
The rest of the week promises to be filled with connections to some very special friends in my life and some great catch ups. It is so lovely to just see the people I love so much. Tomorrow I shall be seeing my cousin, aunt and the twins (who just turned 1) and shall finish the "gift" shopping.