I recently returned from a week in my second homeland. Mom and I stayed in the Lake District (Windermere and Grasmere) for the first three days. We took the public bus a lot and saw a lot of sheep-dotted countryside.

Sheep-dotted countryside










We visited Beatrix Potter’s home, Hilltop, and visited the Wordsworth Museum and Wordsworth’s Rydal Mount.

Then we headed to London for a couple of days. We spent most of our time there shopping at Harrods and Covent Garden. I made my usual pilgrimage to the building I lived in when I worked there. Ah, 50 Hogarth Road.

50 Hogarth













We spent our last day and night at Leeds Castle in Kent. There is a B and B on the castle grounds, which was lovely. It was fun to walk around the grounds after the castle had closed to the public.

Leeds Castle at night










The trip went by in a blink…I could have used at least another week. Alas, all vacations are too short, aren’t they?