Sunday, March 6, 2011

What we left behind –

when we came to the UK on a whirlwind trip of teddies and touring: our kids, my dad, his mom, my sisters (& their spouses), our dog and our USA friends.  What we have discovered is that while we have missed them immensely,

wwlb_1Kensington Gardens remote controlled sailboats

we have been thrilled to meet so many wonderful and kind people – some of them for the first time; many of them bloggers.

wwlb_2Sky Mirror – part of a 4-piece temporary art installation by Anish Kappor in Kensington Gardens

I know I missed meeting a few and I am a wee bit disappointed about that but maybe there will be a next time.

wwlb_3Sky Mirror – close up

It’s also been great while we have been here to hear from so many of you in the form of emails and comments.

wwlb_4The Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens with Sebastian

You all have really gotten into the spirit of things with Sebastian’s missives and the crazy reports from the traveler in me.

wwlb_6Yep, that’s definitely Sebastian!

My family has been able to keep up with us going here & there through this blog. I hope you have enjoyed our adventures too.

wwlb_7Sebastian visits a very big bear.  Can you see him?

Very soon now it will be time for me to return to my studio and the life back home we love.

wwlb_8There he is.  Tucked inside the lapel of the very big bear.

Thank you – to those we have met, to those we keep in our hearts and to those who have advised, instructed, counseled and helped us along the way. We had a great time in the UK and look forward to returning again one day. You all are what we leave behind now.

wwlb_9A shot from inside the Victoria & Albert Museum – a real jewel.

In the meantime, I am looking forward to diving into my new supplies with some ideas I hope to bring to fruition. It might take me a couple of days to get up and running especially with memories of our trip fresh on my mind. I hope our dog remembers us!!!

wwlb_10Check out all of these seagulls lined up in a row – also from Kensington Gardens.  Yea, we were there for quite a while!

Thank you all – the best readers, bloggers, friends & family!


  1. Hi Sebastian,

    Boy, it will be soooo good to get back in your own bed at home.

    Was that a fountain you were sitting in? Did your "hiney" get wet - sure hope not. )o:

    I love the "lapel" picture. You are quite a little adventure bear. I love you.

    Safe travel, little friend, and to your humans too. Safe travel home.

    Heaps of Hugs

  2. Ginger, you've done thing I've always dreamed of - visiting Peter Pan's statue in Kensington Gardens. Thanks for the picture - it's probably the closest I'll ever come.

    Looks like you've had a great trip, and I'll bet Sebastian sleeps all the way home. He'll be bragging to all the other bears about the trip, I'm sure. Safe journey home!



  3. sounds like you've had an amazing time over here in the UK, hopefully you'll get to visit Oxford the next time you're over here, have a safe journey home x

  4. Glad you enjoyed your visit. You certainly achieved lots while you were here. I bet it will all seem like a dream, once you are back home, (the best place on earth!) but you will have some lovely memories, i'm sure.
    It was a delight to meet you and your lovely husband. Safe journey! xx

  5. Glad you had such a great trip, thanks for sharing the mad adventures :o) It was lovely to meet you, maybe next time it'll be on the other side of the pond...

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  7. I'll be waiting for you Sebastian!! Safe travels little fellow.

  8. It looks like you all had a wonderful time in the UK. Thank you so much for sharing your holiday pics and adventures - I have really enjoyed reading all about them.

    Sebastian, I was right about you going to see Paddington Bear! Lucky you :-)x


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