Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My England Adventure: Part One

So, I’m feeling much better.  I think a change of scenery is just what I needed.  If only Arthur was here, it would be almost perfect.

Here’s a run-down of what I’ve been doing so far.

I arrived on Friday and spent the day trying to stay awake.  This is what the first day of European travel always looks like for me.  I won’t let myself go to bed ‘till 8pm, so the last three hours can feel a little like Chinease water torture, but usually it helps set the tone for the rest of the trip and is totally worth it.

We went on a long “Wellie Walk” in the English Countryside, and I love this because I don’t particularly like to get dirty, so mud-puddles were never really my thing.  But with Wellies on, nothing gets dirty or wet, so the “squinch-squnch” of the mud beneath my feet is a new sensation and extremely enjoyable.  It’s actually very chilly here these days, and the English call it “fresh.”  Such a cheerful way to describe it, rather than the more crass American way, I would say it’s “Butt-Ass cold.”

I also got a great chance to visit with the boys on Friday.  We talked about their girlfriends, and I got very little information, not because they weren’t forthcoming, but because they didn’t have the answers.

Noey to Bridger:  “So I hear you have a girlfriend.”  
Bridger:  “Yes.”
N: “What’s her name?”
B: “Nethe.”
N: “That’s an interesting name.  Spell it.”
B:  N-I-E-V-E

Caid:  “I have a girlfriend, too.  Her name’s Charlotte.  C-H-R-L-O-T-E.”
N:  I bet it’s spelled “C-H-A-R-L-O-T-T-E.”
C:  Nope.  There’s no “A” in it.
N:  I bet there is.  You should ask her on Monday.

Later, to Cori, Caid asks, “Mom, is there an “A” in Charlotte?
Cori: “Yes.”
Caid: “No, there’s not.”
Noey: “If you knew the answer, then why did you ask the question?”

Also, they couldn’t tell me what color of eyes they had, or hair.  So, these are interesting girls.  Difficult to spell names, and weird colored eyes and hair.  Or at least un-memorable.  That’s about as far as we got.

I went to bed that night and slept like a champ.  The rest of the week I haven’t fared quite so well, but I woke up feeling refreshed.  I’ll keep you posted about the rest of the week's adventures…

Fresh Holly from our "Wellie Walk"


  1. How old are these boys? Blake will always say "Yes" to "Do you have a girlfriend?" because, hello? He has lots of girl friends! He'll tell you the name of the one he spends the most time with at any given moment... but nothing else for the same reasons your nephews can't. It's just not THAT kind of girlfriend yet, for which I am endlessly grateful!

  2. I'm pretty sure that Nieve is a "real" girlfriend, where they hold hands and stuff. Not so sure about Charlotte. But, Bridger's 8, and Caid's 6, so Caid still has a little time.