Because I didn’t have time in the city, and when I went to Surrey there was no wi-fi, I could not update my blog on a regular basis. I’ve divided this series of posts into six parts: four parts covering my stay in the UK, a Traveling Tap post and a Stories of Eve post. As always it was great to see my friends and visit new places in London. And then a relaxing three days with my brother and his family in Surrey (and an unplanned trip to a town called Rugby).
i was dropped off at the airport by my nephew tarek and my son yousef. it’s so nice when roles are reversed and you feel like the little ones are now taking care of you. here yousef tries on a pair of aviators. joe cool
my jumbo jet awaits me
room 308 at the cranley hotel in south kensington
the key was so heavy, but it’s always nice to have a real key rather than a plastic card
on the way down i can’t resist a footsie
january 17 } i meet one of my favorite people on the planet at little persia in bayswater. it was so nice to see naz, she always brightens my day
i meet these lovely ladies too. from left to right: maha, rania, nermeen and rania (who i’d met a few trips back)
never seen this many sheeshas. and this is how i end my first day
january 18 } i have brunch/lunch with my friend tom who takes me to see the ‘gothic imagination’ exhibition at the british library
we later travel to greenwich to walk through the greenwich foot tunnel. this is the south entrance
the island gardens. it was biting cold that night
in the tunnel we must keep left, no matter what
what do you see?
the cutty sark
the university of greenwich where we are so close to the most accurate time on earth
and the day ends with a nice dinner in town. thank you, tom!