This week in England was a very unique one. We seldom get the opportunity to host friends from back home while in England, but this week our good friend, Tom, came to visit us and see what life is like for the English. It was a busy week as we tried to give Tom plenty of opportunities to explore Hampshire before he headed off to London on his own. Also, this was our last week with my sister-in-law as she is headed off on a European adventure.
Some Things We Did This Week:
-Swam at the Lymington Sea Water Baths where there were multiple inflatable courses.
-Went to Splashdown, an indoor water park in Poole
-Searched Eastleigh for a map to help Tom orient himself with Hampshire
-My husband, Tom, Kes, and Alan went on a late night excursion to watch the sun set in Portmouth. This trip involved an overheated car, a pub run, and a midnight search for a burger wagon.
-Toured the Winchester Cathedral
-Went kayaking in Woodmill
-Pet ponies in the New Forest
-Had a Cream Tea in Lyndhurst
-Visited the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth
-Toured The HMS Victory ship from the American Revolution, French Revolution, and Trafalgar Eras
-Ate a car picnic in front of the Southsea in Portsmouth
-Worshipped at Thrive Church
Some Things We Ate This Week:
-Fish’n’Chips at the Mayflower Pub (Lymington)
-New Forest Ice Cream in the New Forest
-Full English breakfast
-Curry dinner at Badhi Marchi
-Cream Tea (Coffee and Choc Chip Scones)
-Roast Dinner at The Alma
-English Candy that we bought for Tom in a Welcome Basket
Arianna kayaked alone for the first time and saw her very first play, “The Gruffalo’s Child” in Winchester.
Aleah turned five months old and she is trying to sit up alone and is working on her upper body strength.
The Ameri Brit Mom