What have we been up to, Mr. K and I, you ask?
But, I'll try to get you caught up.
We went to Exeter, UK over Thanksgiving weekend to visit friends. It was so much fun. We took the Eurostar to London, where we changed at St. Pancras and took a taxi to Waterloo to take the South West Train Line all the way to Exeter Central. A nice 6 hour journey and very very relaxing. Much more so to us than an airplane. Plus, who can resist trains!
|London was all ready for Christmas|
I got the Honeycomb Hot Chocolate and Mr. K got the Black Forest Hot Chocolate. We thought the cups were too cute.
By the time we got to Exeter that Thursday evening, it had grown dark outside. Our friend, the lovely and fabulous Mrs. M took us to her house, but not before I snapped a shot of this lovely mall all decked out.
|Love it! It was a real treat to see this.|
The next day, Mrs. M took us all over Exeter, showing us its beauty. Here are some of the best shots of this cute town.
|This is a shot from a street near where they live. So British with the row houses, but it also reminds me a little of Boston|
|A bit of a castle wall|
|This is a modern art piece that has poetry written backwards |
on it yet in the reflection you can read it.
|The main street in town, complete with a brass band playing Christmas carols. It was great!|
|The courthouse dating from 80 AD. I'd say that's pretty old.|
|Ah, there she is, the elusive Mrs. M! I got a shot of her and Mr K inside the courthouse.|
|This is one of my favorite buildings. It looks like it came right out of an Austen novel. A bit crooked but that's because I was trying to take the shot before a HUGE truck stopped in front.|
|An art museum. Love the brickwork!|
|Look at the snowflakes!!!|
|I like snowflakes. This one's for Mrs. M though. Happy snowflake, my friend!|
|Nod to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.|
|Sometimes I feel like this too...|
|Look at that beautiful profile! That's done with spray paint, my friends. Gorgeous!|
|I think this shot sums up the river walk: Swans, water, buildings and bridge.|
|Another little bridge. This time it has duckies underneath.|
Then, the weather began to get misty, so we popped into a pub to warm up a bit before heading out again. Good thing we did, too! It poured about two minutes later (and mind you, we did not have umbrellas with us) so we just lingered over a pint and watched the rain on the river. Good ale, good view and most importantly, good company.
|Thank you Mrs. M for the photo!!!|
|A view down to the river.|
|The wall, but we didn't walk on this part.|
|This looks like it could come straight from the movie (I've not read the books so I don't know)|
This was a side alley I saw and was so taken by the flags, I had to take a picture.
After the slight detour, we made our way to the Cathedral Market.
|Christmas Market in front of the Cathedral. Very nice.|
|Of course, no market is complete without an old grungy Santa.|
|Or two....This one, at least, looks happier.|
(I think I may have fallen in love with Exeter.)
It's late here, so I'll have to postpone the Movember Meeting, Thanksgiving, and the Day the Camera Died to the next post. Besides, you're probably pictured out by now.
Until next time,