Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday Sketches (From England)

We're enjoying our last weekend in London for awhile. Tomorrow, our holiday ends and we board a train to make our way back to Yorkshire so we can settle in our new home. Michael returns to work and we both also begin the next steps in helping his sister care for his mother. There are so many unknowns but we're confident, despite any challenges, this is the best decision we could have made at this point in time.

Over the past few days, we've been puttering around, popping in and out of the quaint and lovely mews here in London. The home above is from the Hyde Park Garden mews, thus inspiring my daily doodle shown here. It's amazing, the architecture and culture, filling London. Some days, I'm overwhelmed at the beauty and history. One of the exciting things we stumbled upon just 5 minutes or so from this mews was the very heavily guarded home of....the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair. Who would have thought that would have ever happened! Michael quite enjoyed chatting up the guards out front. :)

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13 comments

  1. I love your stories about London, I was born in the Netherlands, so I know about the history of cities like Amsterdam. I am the first one to read your post, because we are now Sunday night in New Zealand and I am of to bed.

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  2. That sounds exciting! Hope everything goes well with the care of Michael's mother. Blessings!

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  3. Love all your English sketches!! <3

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  4. Lovely inspired sketch, maybe you can start an illustrated picture book 'Alexandra in London'!

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  5. Enjoy your last days before you move on!! love seeing the beautiful pictures and your precious sketches. Have a great new week!!!

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  6. sounds like you are having a good time before you actually settle in. love this week's drawing!

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  7. What a beautiful place and your illustration is just darling! I hope things go smoothly in your care of Michael's mother.

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  8. lol, I recieved a Santa last christmas with a hat similar to the trees beside your little girl :)

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  9. I want to go to London because of the history, such a great place to visit for a history lover, maybe after graduation if I start saving now :p

    hope everything goes smooth in your move to Yorkshire :)

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  10. Such an adorable sketch!! I can see your hubby talking with the guards :) Sending you both much love!

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  11. I was sure I'd sent a comment for this fabulous post Alexandra... but maybe I've had a senior moment. That mews looks delightful. I'd probably smile every time I came home. So pretty and obviously in a very posh area. I chuckled thinking about Michael chatting with the guards!
    Adorable cute illustration... I'm always astounded how you manage to draw everywhere and anywhere especially with illustrations like this.
    Have a safe trip to Yorkshire and I hope you can settle down quickly. Looking forward to hearing all about your new place :D

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  12. I can well imagine, how much you love it to discover all these beautiful things in London. I also love this city so very much and it's exciting to see the photos you share and how you make your cute drawings inspired by all this magic.

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  13. Gosh, I feel relaly bad missing out on all your fab posts as I see them when you put them up (usualy) but reaing them on my own is so much better. I LOVE THESE. And an excellent write up too. Yup, I'd FOLLOW you for sure. Anywhere. :)

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