I’m back in the UK for the next week, my first trip home in three years! We’ve just headed up to my parents in Cambridge, after two days in London. The visit to the US embassy for the routine visa stuff was the usual nightmare of arbitrary bureaucracy, but I survived. Liz spent the afternoon in Regent’s Park, and we went on a guided walk around London in the evening. She’s got some photos up at http://lizbaumann.com/Britain2006.html, the hotel room is really something to be seen, very Austin Powers.
It’s raining and blowing a gale here at the moment, and I’m loving it after the complete lack of weather in LA! A walk around the my home village of Over was muddy, but looking around the 800 year old church and graveyard always gives me a real sense of wonder.
After a weekend of marmite, tea and roast dinners here at my parents, we’re heading up to Keswick in the lake district for a few days of hiking and warm beer. My brother, sister and sister-in-law are all coming too, and it’ll be the first time we’ve gone away together since we were kids.