2 Weeks in my Life!!

Here I am in an English seaside town called Sheringham on the Norfolk coast, I feel like I am on a movie set!! The sea, the ice cream, the fish and chip shops, the flags, plus a steam train. The hotel where I am staying is 100 years old; I have a sea front room for 60 pounds. They are closing forever at the end of September. It is a wonderful place; high ceilings, old bathrooms, large windows, over stuffed chairs, it is shame for the community to lose this icon.

I visited London 3 times last week, it takes 55 minutes from Cambridge, my friend Carol from Athens, Greece, was visiting and we took a boat along the Thames to Greenwich, (what fun), it is a great way to see the sights. The next visit was for lunch with Simon, I met him at one of the conferences I attended, he has an Order of British Empire (OBE) and worked with General Romeo Dallaire of Canada, at the time of the Rwanda genocide and now runs a Security Consulting company in London and West Africa, (we may work together). The third trip was to see Dadi Janki, for a Rakhi ceremony (means bond/or tie of protection in Hindi), this is done in August at all BK centres around the world (at nearly 101 Dadi was dancing), it was very special!

In Cambridge, neighbours Ali and Becky took me to great old world Italian restaurant, Clowns, delicious food and it looked like Naples and the Mafia would walk in! Plus had visit to nearly a DOZEN Colleges by Lucy, a student here and lovely daughter of friend from Halifax, (boy was I tired).

I also met Paul the Boatman for Cambridge University and got to tour the boatyard and see Hundreds of rowing boats that the students use, plus next week I am being taken out in one, hope I don’t embarrass myself and steer into the bank of the river!

I will close with the most delightful early morning encounter at the seaside, a lady was sitting outside of a beach hut, and I looked inside, it was set up with dishes, it looked like a dining room‎ in a home, we started to chat, her husband had died last year and they had been on a list for 15 years to receive a beach hut, and she just got it! Cost is 1600 pounds for life (good deal for beach front, picture below).

P.S. I met the head of Social Housing in London and she told me National Health and the Amy Winehouse Foundation had co-funded new housing for Addicts, in London!! I hope to visit.

AI WEIWEI art exhibit, Cubes and Trees, Downing College – Cambridge
AI WEIWEI art exhibit, Cubes and Trees, Downing College – Cambridge
Beach Hut!!
Beach Hut!!
Cambridge Rowing Club!!
Cambridge Rowing Club!!
Cambridge Rowing Club!!
Cambridge Rowing Club!!
Rakhi ceremony in London, taken from balcony of Global Cooperation House (Rakhi means bond of protection)
Rakhi ceremony in London, taken from balcony of Global Cooperation House (Rakhi means bond of protection)
Dadi is singing and dancing in her own way!! She is inspiration in every way!!
Dadi is singing and dancing in her own way!! She is inspiration in every way!!
Dadi Janki, nearly 101 years old!
Dadi Janki, nearly 101 years old!
Friend Carol from Athens!
Friend Carol from Athens!
Lucy, Young friend from Canada, who took me around nearly dozen Colleges!!
Lucy, Young friend from Canada, who took me around nearly dozen Colleges!!
Paul has been Boatman at Cambridge for over 30 years!!
Paul has been Boatman at Cambridge for over 30 years!!
Picture from the Stream Train!
Picture from the Stream Train!
Seaside at Sheringham!!
Seaside at Sheringham!!
Seaside!
Seaside!
Took this picture of 1000 pound shoes, and surprise! I appeared too!!
Took this picture of 1000 pound shoes, and surprise! I appeared too!!
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  1. Hi Betty Thanks for your excellent update! So glad you are having a good time and looking forward to seeing you early in October! Meantime take care, love as always Prue

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  2. Hello Elizabeth:

    Judy and I really enjoy reading about your adventures. I’m sending out the following message bout Mark. You are the first to receive it. Dear Friends and Family: Most of you have been asking about our son Mark. Our hopes and our prayers have been answered. It appears that his body has been able to accept the new cells and he is doing well. This is just the first step of his journey. He will need to continue to be monitored at Princess Margaret Hospital, in Toronto. Mark was told yesterday that he can return home, from Buffalo, on September 6th. That is much earlier than anticipated but we are so happy. Our thanks go out to the doctors, nurses and staff at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in Buffalo, New York and the staff at Princess Margaret, in Toronto. Also to the incredible support that his mother has been giving him by being with him every day, in Buffalo. Mark has been receiving support from so many and has a very loving family around him. The next part of Mark’s journey will continue with outpatient care at Princess Margaret. It will be so good to have him home. His goal is to catch the biggest fish in the lake, in the spring.Judy and I want to thank you so much for your prayers and support for us, as well. It has meant so much to us. We will keep you informed as he progresses, once he is home. Hugh and Judy
    Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:53:19 +0000
    To: hughmckeown@hotmail.com

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