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Richmond upon Thames

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  • Day3

    4 Connaught Avenue

    December 23, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    We arrived at 4 Connaught Avenue before dawn break to the sounds of George and Percy pattering down the hall and whispering “they’re here”. It was a very exciting reunion - hugs and kisses all around and a quick tour of the house and sleeping arrangements.

    But Christmas was coming and there was lots to do. Tegan and I headed out to Barnes for meat, fish and veg, while George, Russell and the kids got on the bus to Richmond for last minute gifts (and breakfast).

    To stave off afternoon jet lag, we headed into the city in the afternoon to look around the shops and Leicester Square and soak up the pre-Christmas excitement.
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  • Day4

    Waitrose

    December 24, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Today was a day of shopping, cooking, wrapping and getting ready.

    It was so lovely to be with the London gang for Christmas, even though we dearly missed Mum, Soph and Ross who sent us messages from home. Mum mainly wanted to know whether we had been to Waitrose yet - prompting the “Waitrose Selfie”.

    We also ticked off another London tradition by going to the Bank of England pool for a swim before fancy Xmas Eve tea (roast chicken and Plumble.
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  • Day5

    Christmas Day

    December 25, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    Christmas Day ! Everyone was up early to get stuck into all the presents under the tree.

    It was a glorious sunny day so we went for a walk (and climb) in Richmond Park.

    Then it was time to get stuck into the festivities. Negronis all round, and then Christmas lunch was a triumph - beef wellington, pudding and trifle.

    Everyone fell into bed with new Xmas books and reading companions.
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  • Day7

    Ice-skating at Hampton Court

    December 27, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Today we all headed out to nearby Hampton Court Palace where an ice-skating rink was set up for the Christmas season.

    After a few turns of the ice rink, we got tickets into the palace and grounds. Hampton Court Palace is where King Henry VIII set up court, and it is now a historical museum. There are real working kitchens with huge hunks of meat roasting, and pies cooking.

    We wandered through the Great Hall, reading about Tudor dining etiquette: "Don't shift your buttocks left and right as if to let off some blast. Sit neatly and still".

    Henry's Counsel Chamber is set up with projections of all the main players (Cromwell, Cardinal Wolsey etc) holding forth with advice and opinion.

    There were also actors in costume roaming around acting out hilarious scenes about a group of players coming to court to entertain Queen Elizabeth. Lots of Shakespearean confusion, cross-dressing and audience participation.
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  • Day36

    Hampton Court

    January 12, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 50 °F

    Came here as a kid and recall having a great run through the maze. The castle presentations have changed a lot since then, but the maze was still fun. I made it all the way in and back out without help from the spotter man.

    The kitchens were open. There were costumed interpreters cooking a real roast on an open fire. As Henry VIII loved sugar, there was also a costumed confectioner making edible confetti.
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  • Day15

    The Last Skywalker

    January 4, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    A longstanding itch for Henry was scratched today when we went to Barnes to see "The Last Skywalker", The London Coles' local cinema is fantastic. It started as a dance hall, then was a cinema, and from the 60s onwards it was a recording studio and before the movie there was footage of all the famous bands that recorded there - Rolling Stones, Beatles, Led Zepellin, Queen, Pink Floyd...

    During the night however we received some worrying news from home. Our Mum had had a fall at the beach and had been taken to hospital. After a flurry of phone calls it was still a little unclear what had happened. We were so thankful to Soph and Ross who pulled themselves off their flight to Malaysia to return to Wollongong and take care of Mum.

    I was glad to be with George - it is hard to be far from home when bad news comes in.
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  • Day17

    Happy Birthday Percy !

    January 6, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Percy was four today !

    We all went into town to a favourite of George and Tegan's - Dishoom, which "pays homage to the Irani cafe's and all the food of Bombay". We started with mango lassis and breakfast and then moved into the lunch menu. Everything was delicious.

    George and Tegan took us to their old stomping grounds in Bloomsbury and we went to the children's playground at Coram Fields to burn off some energy.

    We finished up at the British Museum. There was a divergence of interest level (and tiredness level) in our group, and so we broke into three different parties for the journey home.

    We were all ready for tea and cake when we got there.
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  • Day3

    Kew Garden - die Rosen

    May 31, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Die Zeit wird immer enger und was wir noch eigentlich sehen wollen immer mehr, wir beschließen für heute noch kurz einmal quer durch den Garten zu laufen und kurz vor dem Verlassen nochmal den Rosengarten zu bestaunen.

    Der Rest des Gartens muss bis zum nächsten Besuch warten, er lohnt aber auch jedenfall den Besuch und hinterlässt beim ersten kurzen Spaziergang einen wunderschönen Eindruck. Wir kommen hoffentlich mal mit etwas mehr Zeit wieder.
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    Steffi und Max

    I love roses @):-

    5/31/18Reply
    Elvira und Bernd Hofmann

    Wunderschöne Rosen 🌹

    6/1/18Reply
     
  • Day3

    Kew Gardens - die Häuser

    May 31, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    Nach dem Gin Tonic am Nachmittag gehen wir von der Destillerie zum Bahnhof Vauxhall und suchen den Zug Richtung Richmond, von dort fahren wir mit der Underground District line wieder eine Station zurück nach Kew Gardens um dort den Royal Botanic garden zu besichtigen. Der 'Garten' ist ca. 500 Meter geraden Weges von der Haltestelle entfernt.

    Der Garten hatte heute bis 19 Uhr offen und um 18 Uhr war letzter Einlass. Wir kommen gegen 17 Uhr an und können mit unserem London Pass wieder direkt durch. Wir merken sehr schnell das dies wohl nur ein sehr oberflächlicher Besuch in den restlichen 2 Stunden sein kann. Der Park ist riesig groß.

    Wir beschließen das wir als erstes die beiden größten Glasshäuser besichtigen wollen da diese schon gegen 18 Uhr geschlossen werden. Also los zum Palmenhaus... Es ist ein 'altes' im viktorianischen Stil gebautes Glashaus mit vielen verschiedenen großen Palmen, Bananen, Strelizien und vielen anderen riesigen Pflanzen aus den verschiedenen Regionen der Erde. Es gibt auch einen schönen 'Hochweg' direkt über dem Dach des Gebäudes, diesen erreicht über eine kleine Wendeltreppe.

    Kurz am Rosengarten vorbei und zum 'Temperate House'. Dieses weltgrößte Glashaus wurde erst am 5. Mai nach 5-jähriger Renovierung wiedereröffnet und in dieser Zeit komplett neu aufgebaut und angepflanzt. Die Pflanzen sind aus allen Temperaturezonen von Afrika bis Asien und Amerika bis Pazifik... Wunderschön. Alleine schon das Viktorianischen Glashaus ist den Besuch wert.
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    Gabriela Florschütz

    Ein sehr schöner Garten, gefällt mir sehr gut.

    5/31/18Reply
     
  • Day5

    St Stephen's Church

    March 6, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Mit der U-Bahn sind wir dann ein ganzes Stück aus London rausgefahren und haben da mit einem Team von drei Pastoren in der St Stephen‘s Kirche auch über Church Planting Projekte - jetzt in der Praxis und nicht vornehmlich mehr Theorie wir am Morgen - geredet. Die waren alle nett und Tee und Flapjack war auch wieder mal sehr gut.
    Eine schöne Kirche mit einem interessanten Einblick in den Versuch wieder mehr Menschen dazu zu bewegen zur Kirche zu gehen.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Richmond upon Thames, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, RIC, Richmond, Richmond-upon-Thames, RCU