Sunday, August 10, 2014


Hard to believe that school starts tomorrow.  

When we got back from our trip, K went to acting camp and a couple of cooking camps.  The highlight of her summer was her first flight alone to Japanese camp in Minnesota.

Our last new pet ever.  I swear!  Promise!!!!! 

Sweet Bert spent 5 days in the hospital.  He has diabetes and will be on insulin twice a day.

K also went to rowing camp.  It was so hot that week.  K was such a great sport!  I picked her up, tossed her a sandwich and we raced to math camp where she spent the afternoon. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Back in London

We flew back to London because we used miles and had to fly home from London.  We took a ghost bus tour on our last night.  Not too scary but very silly.  

We decided to try something new and stayed in Soho.  Loved our charming hotel and we even had a view of the London Eye.  K loved Soho-I'm not so sure.  I don't know my way around there and the traffic in that part of town is crazy!!  We had a late dinner at Hix and as we were walking home we passed a crowd of people in front of a bar taking pictures of transvestites and K commented that we don't get out enough.  I think I prefer quiet Knightsbridge.  

That thing K is eating is not a turkey leg-it is fish.

My vegetable salad-I would love to have one right now.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Drottningholm Palace

One of our favorite things that we did in Stockholm was take a boat rip to Drottningholm Palace.  The palace was built in 1662 and is the official home of the Swedish royal family.

This vintage boat that took us to the palace.  

We cruised through the Stockholm Archipelago to get to the palace.  Island after island and sparkling blue water.

Our little boat

 The Chinese Pavilion.  A blend of rococo and Chinese elements.  It was absolutely beautiful.  It was built in 1796 as a gift for the 30 year old queen to use as her summer palace.   The inside was beautiful but no pictures were allowed. 

The confiance dining room.  There is a kitchen in the basement.  This dining room was separate from the rest of the house so that conversations could not be overheard.

The guard house for the Chinese Pavilion. 

Back in Stockholm we got lost and stumbled across this beautiful building.

Loved this dog waiting area in the grocery store.  Americans need to loosen up!