Dublin and Kew Gardens
Apparently a picture is worth a truck-load of words, so instead of waffling on, we'll ask that you have a look at some photos. The big news is that we've decided to return to Australia, and will be back in Melbourne by June. We are enjoying being in London, so it was with a little sadness that last week we handed in our resignations (this was followed by the busiest period of work for both of us - coincidence.. I think not). Since we don't have very much time here now, we're making the most of our weekends, and will also be doing some longer trips in the weeks before we depart the UK. Be prepared for many more photos!
Last weekend, we slipped past mobs of grey-haired tour groups, and made our way into the Royal Botanic Kew Gardens. Many of the Spring flowers are out, and it was a spectacular day. The different climates inside the conservatories were impressive, and we briefly felt like we were back in Australia as we checked out the eucalyptus trees and the Banksia bushes.
The previous weekend, we hopped across to Ireland to visit Dublin. We were particularly interested in The Book of Kells and hearing the ever-tasty Irish accent. Both goals were easily met, and we walked around the city and dined in Temple Bar. We should've also travelled into the nearby countryside, but we failed to organise it. I guess you have to leave something for next time.
This weekend we're travelling down to the Isle of Wight with Brendan, and Gudrun and Al, who are across from Finland. Should be fun!
- 14th April 2005
Some Australians in front of a Japanese cherry blossom in an English garden.
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