Friday, July 12, 2013
Part 1 I'm Back from My Dream Vacation in the UK
What. A. Trip!!!!
I started out in London, England and finished out (after a tour of the Scottish Highlands) in Edinburgh, Scotland.
After all these years of reading about London in my favourite historical romance novels, I was ecstatic to finally see the areas I've imagined. St. James Street, Fleet Street, Mayfair, Hyde Park, White's Gentlemen Club and on and on.
I really wanted to see the type of houses that held all those balls and impressive home libraries. My friend and I stayed at a historical boutique hotel that was previously a row of fancy flats. The main floor of one of the flats was lovingly restored and made into the hotel library. I couldn't resist and imagined myself as a lady lounging on the antique furniture reading a romance novel.
Okay so I had to act it out. If only I had a gown!
We spent some time in Hyde Park and I imagined it jammed packed with carriages and members of the ton. Sitting next to the Serpentine Lake I took in deep breaths and reveled in history and thought of Sarah MacLean's book and a lady trying to fish out her bonnet from the water.
I will post a series of pictures and blog posts highlighting bits of my trip. I had such an amazing time. I am excited to share with anyone who'll care to read it.