Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Final Thoughts, August 4, 2011.

 One step in the time to achieve the success.  I left my comfort zone being around my children and making sure that my husband has a very successful career,  stepping out of the 'kitchen', and leaving all these behind to re-entered back to school to start all over again.

Yes, I can say it -- I did.  I was starting with an old programs on my MAC 2008, which could not keep up with all assignments or downloading all extras that I needed to create all assignments.

I have to say Thank You Very-Very Much to everyone who was helping me through all these three weeks that flew by like a day.

I would recommended to anyone to try to do something so unfamiliar that you could feel the same way that I do right now: A Blessing!


Good for a change.

Another day at the palace, The Buckingham Palace. Once again, it all about gold, tourists, and a big impression. The tour is well organized since this is the Queen's official residence.  The Faberge exhibit is one of the kind.  I wear only one bracelet that is a modern Faberge.  Nothing to compare the original Faberge art work, which was started in Saint-Petersburg, Russia and went out of business in 1920, but reopened in Switzerland. Strolling among the beautiful palace, passing over the dress of Kate Middleton, hearing the story about how the dress was designed by Sara Burton.  The lace on the dress was made in Hampton Court, wow, we just went there yesterday. I glad that I was able to see this dress so close, even though then I married almost 20 years ago and I could not afford any special dress on my wedding day.  Yes, the dress is beautiful, what else you would designed for a royal wedding.

The gardens, and the greens, and the alley to heading you back from the palace.

Finally, the last stop.  The Hard Rock Cafe:

Great for a change.

My family started a tradition then we take our boys for their b-day to the Hard Rock Cafe.  It began as accident while we were on the family vacation in overseas.  Boys missed traditional American food the most.  Since this 'accident' my boys are waiting to go out for b-day dinner to wonderful world of the Rock & Roll.

Yes, it was a very special lunch in the very first Hard Rock Cafe.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hampton Court

As soon we arrived to Hampton Court, passing through the green court, I could not help myself to stop thinking about all palaces that I was visiting in the past.  Somehow, I see so many similarities in each of them even though all palaces are different.  Most tours are started with bedrooms or  a dining room.  Today, we were heading directly to the kitchen.  Appetite, attitude, and amount!  This is a king's life after all.
Good Lord, Henry did not eat the same meat every day, and actually he loved varieties.  Sure, including the number of his wives.

Still, the Hampton Court is listed among the top ten things to see in London.  I wander through over 60 acres of beautiful maintained gardens, the Maze, and the Chapel Royal, still I was thinking about the life-style...

The life is good!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hyde park; Kensington Gardens.

A green summer.  Summer in the city get a little overheated in London too, so it is a the prefect day to take a break and go on a "nature  and culture" excursion.  Today is an opportunity to enjoy the cool air and discover some excellent and very special parks that dedicated to Princess Diana.

 The first stop was at Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground with a centerpiece of the wooden pirate ship in Peter Pan style.  The whole area is designed so that children can play together, and the same time,  provides  many educational & social skills, encouraging using an imagination with.
  The second stop, the Memorial Fountain symbolized life and happiness.

I saw the children playing around, and I was thinking about my boys.

Today's assignment is photographing water.

And babies -birds that I saw 

and in the end - the prefect tea party with delicious food. Great day!

Back to work: more assignment are due.