Monday, June 01, 2009

My England Stats

I make it a point not to blog unless I have something I really want to say. This isn't a diary for me or even a log of my life. It's stories, ideas, etc. -- things that are important or amusing to me.

But I was in England for the past few weeks, and although I have a couple stories I want to develop and write about, I'm tired. Instead of writing about everything I did, I'm going to make a list of everything I did. I am a list person, and one of my favorite types of lists is categorized lists. I even categorize my shopping lists. Anyway, I'm impressed with everything I packed in, so to me, my activities are worth listing.

Here is England 2009: Things I did, listed categorically.

PLAYS SEEN

Calendar Girls
Jersey Boys
The Winslow Boy
The 39 Steps


CONCERTS ATTENDED

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra at Cadogen Hall
London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican


SERVICES ATTENDED

Eucharist at Southwark Cathedral
Matins at Durham Cathedral
Evensong at Westminster Abbey
Sacrament Meeting at the London Brittania Ward


CATHEDRALS/CHURCHES VISITED

Southwark Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Durham Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral
Truro Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral
Westminster Abbey
St. Mary Abbots
St. Pancras Church


HISTORICAL HOMES

Jane Austen’s Home (Chawton)
Benjamin Franklin’s Home (London)
Blenheim Palace (Churchill’s Family Home)
Kensington Palace (Queen Victoria’s Home)
Apsley House (Duke of Wellington’s Home)
The Old Post Office (Tintagel)
Kenwood House (Hampstead)


MUSEUMS ATTENDED

National Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
Churchill Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
The Museum of Smuggling and Fishing


OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST

The British Library
Oxford University
Cabinet War Rooms
Royal Albert Hall
Harrods
Tintagel
Polperro
Durham Castle
Porthcurno


MARKETS PERUSED

Borough Market
Spitalfields Market
Covent Garden


RIDES RIDDEN

The London Eye
The Tube

Not bad eh? There are still things I wanted to do and places I wanted to go, but there's always next time. Next time I'll go to Kew Gardens and Greenwich and the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising.

I created an England 2009 album on my Facebook page, so if you have access to that and want to check it out, please do. I got a new camera and it was fun learning how to use it.

8 comments:

Kristi said...

It looks like you had a great time. I love all your pictures.

Nasher said...

My dad and I would have loved to go to The Museum of Smuggling and Fishing.

Ilene said...

So do you now speak with an accent?

Laura Lee said...

Do I speak with an accent? Rubbish.

Jergs Family said...

I'm so jealous! I'm glad you got to go back and take things in at your leisure. I'll bet it was great to see your mom and dad too. Have a wonderful day.

carter said...

I wanted to see the "Monies Spent" category...

Becky said...

You might want to add Kenwood House. You could always add shops you visited, Harrods, etc. And you could add Covent Garden Market.

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