London… here we come!

Although I love being abroad, it’s the traveling that upsets me as I have a terrible fear of flying. Still, it’s the fastest way to get to your destination – especially when it’s overseas. So I do fly whenever I go on a holiday, but I’m not enjoying it.

It’s been two years since I’ve been in London and I was really getting homesick. I promised Manon (my eldest) that we would go on a mother/daughter trip once she was leaving primary (?) school and ready for a new stage in her life: highschool.

That moment has arrived…, just a few more weeks and she’ll say goodbye to her safe and familiar school and step into a complete different world.

I remember those times, and I also remember I was terrified. That’s why I wanted her to have something to look forward to. She could pick the destination and she immediately said: London! Well, being the London-nut that I am, that was music to my ears.

For me a holiday-bonus is the fun I have in advance. Browsing through traveling guides, searching online for hotel reviews, finding out which hotel is situated where, and making a list of musicals, shops and tourist attractions we want to see. All the searching and planning has come to an end now AS THE HOLIDAY IS BOOKED! Yay 😀

I’m so excited. I can’t wait to show her around my favourite city of all and I can only hope she will love London as much as I do. We’re leaving August 3rd and will be in London for five whole days. We hope to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (with Lee as Joseph of course!) on Friday, Mamma Mia! on the Saturday matinee, Wicked on Saturday evening and Billy Elliot on Monday. I realize that this 5 day trip will cost as much as a two weeks holiday for four to Turkey, but I don’t care!!

That’s all for now – I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about our upcoming trip soon!

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner
That I love London so
Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner
That I think of her wherever I go

I get a funny feeling inside of me
When walking up and down
Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner
That I love London Town

~1947 British Standard
by Hubert Gregg

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4 Comments so far

  1. Sensational Antoinette. I love London too and it’s just a short train ride to so many interesting places in the surrounding counties (probably not so much of interest to your teenage daughter though). And I ablolutely agree that the planning and anticipation is a bit part of the fun of the holiday. Just close your eyes tight on the plane and it’ll soon be over. Think of me; It takes 23 hours for me to fly to Europe.

  2. Karen on June 7th, 2007 at 23:31
  3. OMG Karen, I don’t even want to THINK about 23 hours on a plane! They’d have to knock me out (like BA from The A Team – lol)

  4. Antoinette on June 10th, 2007 at 03:43
  5. Hi Antoinette,

    It’s getting so close now… and I imagine that the preparations for the trip get more exciting every day. If the weather continues in it’s current course you will have a beautiful sunny (not too hot) stay in your favourite city!


  6. Caroline on June 10th, 2007 at 10:46
  7. Hi Antoinette, Oh they grow up so fast. Another thing for the last time a period that is closed. A little girl going to a very big school. I know what you’re going through. My daughter went to high school for the first time last year, so been there, done that.
    I hope you have a marvelous time showing your daughter around and what a great idea to make such a journey, just the two of you.
    Have a great day !!


  8. Monique on June 10th, 2007 at 16:45

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