01 June 2013

England by FrozenKnickers

My husband and I recently made a trip to England to visit his sister and her family.  It was our first time and we hope to be able to go back again someday.

The buildings are beautiful!

Buckingham Palace was ridiculously crowded (during changing of the guards) so we moved on to St. James Park and the Churchill War Rooms.

Windsor Castle.  There is a room filled with the queens portraits over the past 60 years.  I enjoyed that.

Hever Castle.  Home of Ann Boleyn's youth.  The grounds were beautiful!!

Tate.  I think I enjoyed this quite a bit more than my husband, but he was a good sport and didn't rush me (thanks love!!).

Trafalgar Square

St. Paul's Cathedral.

LDS Temple.

My husband is a Sci-Fi nerd.  I wouldn't go to the extent of calling him a Treky (at least not publicly... oh wait...) because he doesn't dress up and attend the conventions but he definitely likes his Sci-Fi.  We went to a small town cinema and watched Star Trek: Into Darkness.  Who needs Broadway when you've got Star Trek!?

We went to an afternoon showing, called Baby Cinema.  Basically, it's when you can take your kids and don't have to worry about everyone telling you to shut them up.  If we have that in the States I've never heard of it.  With the price of a ticket you also get your choice of hot drink and a slice of cake.  How English!  :)
 Also with the price of your ticket you get a front-and-center place to change diapers without having to miss any of the show.  :)

These are just a picking of the things we saw.  I actually forgot to get pictures of a couple of the places we visited but I did remember to keep a running list of our day-to-day to journal about.

My favorite thing, other then pinching my nieces cheeks (yes, I am going to be that aunt!) was going on walks and experiencing the English Countryside.  We went on a really beautiful walk Sunday afternoon.  One footpath we walked along was like walking through a cave of trees lined with hedges and bluebells.  It was beautiful!  The end of the footpath opened to a beautiful view of the coutryside.

That's enough for now, but be warned, you may see another post or two about our trip.  :)


  1. We have baby cinema here, at least in Oregon.

  2. Baby cinemas? That sounds like such an awesome idea!!!! Need to find one ASAP in the basin area. I'm so happy that you and your husband had the chance to get away. You deserve a great vacation. The countryside looks so beautiful. Enjoy your time and when you get back you will have to get together!!!

  3. How great to get a chance to get away. When we lived in Europe, England was the one place I REALLY wanted to visit. We had a trip planned and then Gunnar got super sick and we had to cancel, such a sad day for me. But thanks for all the great pictures, I love seeing pictures from people who do get to visit!

  4. A friend goes to baby cinema in Chicago, I'm sure there are more out there, keep looking.

  5. England is truly beautiful. The architecture in England is fantastic, look at Windsor Castle and St Paul’s Cathedral. I have never heard of a baby cinema, that is a fantastic idea. I really enjoyed these photos, these are some great shots of truly history buildings. Nice reflection of the LDS Temple.

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  6. Love this post! Just saw it. Really good to see you guys, hope your trip back home was safe. Missing you already. x