UK, Place of my Birth!

Top of UK! North Sea.
Top of UK! North Sea.

I arrived at Heathrow in London 2 hours late, because 6 very large policemen took 2 men off of Air Canada. The driver picked me up to take me to Cambridge, it was about 11 pm and the roads were closed, so we had to drive past Luton, where I was born. The driver was funny, he said, “no one admits to being born in Luton”, it apparently has major problems, such as, gangs, etc.

I spent 6 days in Cambridge, with friends; it has great energy, lots of culture. I did a program about achieving happiness in life, at the centre in Cambridge with King’s College in background!

Next stop, York to spend few days at lovely home of Nirmala and Robert,

Look what friends in York , greeted me with!! ( friends I have stayed with will understand this and laugh)!!!!
Look what friends in York , greeted me with!! ( friends I have stayed with will understand this and laugh)!!!!

with side trip to Leeds for lunch and Scarborough to seaside.

I stayed in London for 3 days with the BK’S at their wonderful home before going to Paris on a train through the tunnel (I’ve never done that). I was very disappointed in Eurostar train, it was dirty, smelly, there were holes in seats, and the windows looked liked they had never been washed, British Rail service much better, in all ways.

I feel like I would like to spend more time in UK, it is a great jumping off point for so much of the world, I am just seeing at this point what is possible and if I can afford it, (it is very expensive, dollar to pound)!

I can get on the National Health Scheme, as long as I have an address here, so that is big advantage.

You will see picture above of red telephone booth and maybe you can see books inside, one village outside of Cambridge has made lending library out of unused telephone booths (cool idea), people use it on the honours system.

New use for telephone booth in Cambridge!! , local community library, Very creative!!
New use for telephone booth in Cambridge!! , local community library, Very creative!!

Next Blog, Paris, with some difficulties that I had to overcome being the Nomadic Intern!!! And I will be making side trip to Brussels to meet Thierry, the founder of Talent for Humanity, we have never met, but I have been on one of the Advisory Boards for years! So that will be treat.

Paris later!!!!

Friend from Spain Manuela in Paris!
Friend from Spain Manuela in Paris!

 

Favourite museum and painter Picasso!
Favourite museum and painter Picasso!
Another famous Picasso!
Another famous Picasso!
Shopping in Paris!
Shopping in Paris!

2 thoughts on “UK, Place of my Birth!

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  1. Hi Betty,
    Love the new usage of phone booths!!! Great idea. Looks like you are having the time of your life every day wherever you are. Give my love to Thierry and his lovely wife Kathy when you see them in Brussels.
    xoxo
    Kathy Barrett

  2. Great report on England and even though it is expensive, it is still a great place to be! Take care, relax and enjoy! Love Prue

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