11 December 06 - Trip to England
Just to say that I got to England okay but what a job it was. Loaded down with about 80lbs of luggage was more than I could really manage. Trying to get across Victoria station and onto the train was a major challenge and then to top it off the trains were not running to my mother's place, so had to get off at one point and take a bus. Finally got here but my body is stiff and sore today but at least all the kids gifts are with me. I kept telling people that all this luggage was not really mine but for the kids in Nepal as they were looking at me as if I was crazy. Knapsack back and front and a big bag as well. Weather is mild but rainy and now I am going to rest for a few days. My mother is very well. Computer here in the library is terribly slow.Will keep in touch......Susan
12 December 06 - In England
I phoned my friend Alex last night who has been having the beard contest for me. I am going there this weekend and he says the contest went very well. They are all taking me out to lunch on Sunday when they will present me with the money. He did not tell how much wants to surprise me. Amazing all from people I do not know except for Alex who I met in the mountains. I am really looking forward to it. My muscles are still stiff and sore from the luggage but should recovery before I take on another journey. Weather good.Love to all from England.....Susan
14 December 06 - Visiting in England
My body is feeling some better but still a bit stiff. Went for a run yesterday 36 mins which I thought was enough as jet lag still apparent. Ran down here to the library this morning to get here early to get a computer. It seems a bit faster at this time also. Weather is windy and overcast but very mild 12 today. Tomorow I travel to Bristol which will take most of the day. My friend Alex will pick me up at the station. He says he has lots of people waiting to meet me and knowing Alex it will be a fun filled weekend and I will have to watch that I do not drink too much. Supposed to go onto Cambridge on Monday but so far I cannot get in touch with my friend. I forgot her phone number and it is unlisted. Finally I wrote her a letter yesterday by mail and I will see if I hear from her if not I will be back here at my mothers on Monday.Have being doing some sewing for the babies at the orphanage and reading and resting. Very nice.