It has been awhile since I last wrote.
The same week we moved to our new apartment, I went to England for five days to speak at a women's conference. It was GREAT! I loved England and I loved the women I met there. The countryside was lovely. I even saw sunshine, which I had not seen in Poland for awhile.
The women in England were warm and welcoming. Not at all like the stuffy, snobby women you read about! ;) I made some friends that I want to know for a lifetime. We laughed together and cried together. It was just a great time. I did not realize how much I needed a break until I returned, feeling very good about my time there.
I had heard people who visit England complain about the food. Well, being in the coffee shop business I pay attention to food. I have to tell you I had a Linzer tart on my first night there that nearly stopped my heart, and I fell in LOVE! A light almond shortbread pastry with a raspberry jam filling....to DIE FOR!( I am NOT kidding!)
Aside from that my friend Lindy and I stayed with some friends who had a large African Grey Parrot. IT was a beautiful bird. John, the owner of the bird, told me some terrible cat stories. (He is not a cat lover.) So later, when I would talk to the bird I would say "What does a kitty say? MEOW!" I said it over and over to the bird over a few days, while he just sat and looked at me. The last night we had supper the bird was in the other room. He was trying to get our attention, but when his whistling and calling did not work we heard him say "What does a kitty say? MEOW!" I laughed so hard and felt so totally victorious! John was not as amused as I was! ;)
Hope you like the pictures from the pretty Yorkshire village we visited. I had lunch with Mair and Lindy here. My Stilton and Broccoli soup was GREAT! We had such a nice walk on a cold sunny day.
Wish you could have been there!