I’m well into my second full day in the UK now and while I know I’m just on holiday, I feel as if I’ve come home. I really like how at ease and peace I feel when I’m here. It’s a feeling I first had a few weeks after moving to Edinburgh and it’s never gone away. I guess it’s true what they say: “Home is where the heart is” and my heart has been here for nearly 10 years now.
It’s been fun seeing it all through Mum’s eyes. She seems to be enjoying herself and is enjoying the company, too. She’s still a bit jet-lagged, but she’ll soon get used to the new time zone. After all, a proper cuppa will fix whatever’s ailing you, right?
We spent yesterday playing around Wakefield before heading over to York where Mum got to enjoy her first pub lunch. And her first pub dinner. This morning, we woke up and enjoyed a proper English breakfast – complete with heavenly British bacon. (If you’ve not tried bacon on both sides of the pond, you may not know what I mean. If you have, you understand the love affair I have with the UK stuff!)
After breakfast, we went into town to see the York Minster, enjoyed a nice tea at Betty’s (where else?), then toured around the medieval city centre with a stop at St. Margaret Clitherow’s Chapel on The Shambles. Mum’s now resting while I play geeky-gadget girl (and check up on work emails) before we head out for the family dinner later this evening.
I’m enjoying showing Mum around my lovely British Isles, and I think she’s enjoying being a tourist – but with the bonus of travelling with someone who has the inside knowledge!
Now, back to my lovely cup of tea…