quinta-feira, 29 de setembro de 2011
A couple of weeks ago the temperature in some areas of England was touching 14 degrees Celsius. Yesterday a mini-heatwave from Spain has reached us and the temperature has risen to a marvellous 27, in some places even 29 degrees. Wow!
The great weather is supposed to last only a few days more and weather forecast experts have warned us to expect a big freeze in United Kingdom in three weeks time.
With that in mind and with a scorching sun out there, parks, beaches, gardens became a great scenario of people sunbathing and having fun. Everybody trying to make the most of it.
Words cannot describe how great I felt lying in my hammock today and enjoying the lovely sun after so many days of miserable grey skies.
How good was your day?
Photos from MSN News, you can see plenty more at:http://news.uk.msn.com/in-pictures-britain-enjoys-mini-heatwave#image=9
domingo, 25 de setembro de 2011
With this in mind going to the Tower of London seems an excellent idea. An adult ticket can cost almost £20, prices may vary during the year. It’s worth it!
If the weather is good and if you like me had already been there, done that and bought the t-shirt, cross the Tower Bridge and enjoy a walk the other side of the River Thames. It’s full of pubs, posh restaurants, café, souvenir shops, etc.
sábado, 24 de setembro de 2011
sexta-feira, 2 de setembro de 2011
Photos of an English Tea House in Tewkesbury, England. It’s a lovely, quaint and cozy place and every time I go to Tewkesbury I feel compelled to enter there and have a traditional ‘cream tea’. Which is English tea, served with a homemade scone, with strawberry jam and clotted cream and fresh strawberry.
We can find ‘cream tea’ almost everywhere in UK but what make that place so special to me is because it is hundreds of years old. I usually take friends there when they come to visit me and they love it. Last time I was there I heard a tourist asking the waiter how old was the fireplace and I heard the waiter saying ‘oh, that fireplace is fairly new, only about 400 years old, the rest of the building is much older than that’. Tee hee!
The little garden is beautiful too, like most gardens in Europe during spring and summer time.
By the way, the traditional way to drink English tea is with a little drop of milk.
So, anybody there fancies tea?