Well, we weren’t going to blog while in England, however, due to the demand from a most enthusiastic reader, here we go again!
The journey didn’t start as expected. When we got to Hongxiao airport in Shanghai, our flight to Beijing was delayed & Air China put us on a China Eastern flight instead. This meant we arrived in Beijing with luggage & at the wrong terminal. When we got to the right terminal via bus, we understood that the UK flight was overbooked. A flash of gold card seemed to get us on the flight however & we even had just enough time for a Starbucks & we could have bought some live crabs if we had wanted to! & still made the flight on time. Direct flights only in future ………………
It was really wonderful being able to see our friends & family after our rather long stay in China.
Thanks to Aunty Claire, we started our holiday with a birthday party for Mum & Aunty Sarah. We also had enough left over cake for the whole week. Polly, Chris & Freya came for roast lamb. We are now going to reveal that Polly was the enthusiastic reader that inspired us to do a blog this week. I enjoyed pulling the wheelie bin & wheel barrow down the garden path and up the wall with a ribbon from my bedroom window. We went to see the curtleys on monday, where we gave him a birthday present we have kept for some time.
We went to St Albans Roman Verulamium and went to see the mosaic on Tuesday. After that exiting adventure we went to see Grandpa and his crew at his office for lunch.
We had a very nice dinner with granny at the frog, skirmett on Wednesday.On Thursday we went up to London on the train where we spent most of our time window shopping on Bond Street. We also saw Alicky and Suzie for dinner where we spent our time staying up late and playing pass the pigs. We absolutely loved to see Alicky and Suzie because they were really chatty (I like that) and friendly.
Friday was spent mostly in Watford where we went to see Aunty Sarah for lunch. On Saturday we started to pack to go off on our various journeys, myself and Dad back to China (where we had a bit of a fiasco, and Mum to America on Sunday.
Nightmare of the week:
On Saturday, at the airport, we had not one but three nightmares! First our rental company, green motion, is at the holiday inn so we had to take a hotel hoppa to the airport. The bus ride took about half an hour, as the holiday inn was the first stop on the hoppa. Secondly, we had apsolutely no idea what terminal to go to, so we went to terminal three to see what will happen. It turned out that we were supposed to go to terminal four, so we got on the heathrow express and went to the right terminal. Our last and worst nightmare was this. We brought the wrong passports! We brought Dad and Mums passports rather than Dad and my passports. I was allowed to check in without a passport but I was not allowed to go through security without one. Eventually my passport arrived but mum did have to cut short her dinner.
This week we are not going to do chinglish as we were not in china to see any!
Also we have some Thank yous to say!
Thank you to Granny F-I for the chocolate lump cake and the lasagne
Thank you to Grandpa for reviewing my letter to Mr. Grimwood
Thank you to Polly for the catapult
Thanks For reading this! P.S. I need absolutely HEAPS of feedback