Dear UK, I Love You ...
As we usher into the Carolean era with King Charles III, after the passing of the Queen, this life long Anglophile is still adjusting, still in Mourning, still in shock. I am not British, but I have always had Queen Elizabeth as a part of my wider personal journey, so a life without Her, as with the rest of the World, and most importantly Her Family, will be unprecedented.
Rest in Peace our Dear Forever, Queen ( Google Images)
Thank You for Everything, Ma’am
God Save the King (Google Images)
Anything British and Beatles, Always:
Even when I am on Vacation during Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee …
Had to get Julian Lennon's New Album ...
British Style inspires me (Google Images) …
My first visit to the UK was in 1980 when I was 11 Years Old …
Even at an early age, I was enthralled by the City’s energy, it’s color, it’s sights. I was hooked.
Over the years, I was always yearning to go back and I finally did make it back in 2003! It was for my first Art Show in London, and my love for the City and all things British, was deepened.
This life long Beatles Fan had to visit St. John’s Wood and see Abbey Road Studio:
I did not cross the walk, but I did sit by the Sign. The Ex could have gotten us in because he was a Sound Engineer. Looks like I missed the Open House 50th Anniversary Tour last year, but I vow to make it inside one day! Until then, I am waiting patiently for Mary McCartney’s Film, If These Walls Could Sing !
Cheers London, you did not disappoint, and from this Trip, you became my Favorite City in the whole wide World!
The next trip to London was for another Art show in 2005, and this time it was like coming home …
For my Fourth Trip to the UK, I celebrated my 50th Birthday. I couldn’t have imagined spending it anywhere else. First London, for the Big Day:
… to read more about this London Trip, click here to go to my old Blog !
Then I ventured to Avebury and Lacock and realized that I could spend a life in an English Village:
Onto Oxford, could I still go to school here? It is magnificently resplendent:
Cheers, Endeavour (TV Show) for introducing me to Oxford ...
To read more about this part of my 50th Birthday Trip, click here!
Then I ventured to a part of the British Kingdom that I have always been enthralled by, Scotland!
Edinburgh is beautiful, gothic, and like a song that makes your soul ache. To read more in detail about my Scottish Trip, click here!
My Fifth trip to the UK, it was a (first) solo trip overseas for my 51st Birthday Trip! It was the best trip of my Life thus far, and of course I had start it off in London!
It was humbling, liberating, and exhilarating to explore my all time favorite city, all on my own. I can’t express this enough, you need to Travel alone, just once in life. To read more about this London Trip (please scroll down), click here!
Next I boarded a train to a City that has been on my Bucket List, and if you have been paying attention, you already know where I went next, to Liverpool! Mere words can not express how much it meant for me to be here. It was like pieces of my Soul, all spread out and then all at once, put back together again.
Northern Ireland and Wales, I'm coming for you next! (Flags from Wikipedia)
Dear UK, my Love Letter to you is this; I love your London for it’s Brightness. I love your Oxford for it’s Hallowed, everything. I love your Scotland for it’s warm and quirky Gothicness. I love your Liverpool for it’s all encompassing Artfullness. I Love Your Royalty, Christianity, Language, Style, Music, TV and Movies, Pubs, Food, but most importantly and above all else, your Human Tribe.
Via Google Images ...
Dear Forever Queen, You are with your above Loved Ones now. Watch over your Family, both Biological and Domain. I will do my best to Love it all until my own Earthly Journey is over.
... Now and Forever, G XXX
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