After saying goodbye to Pontrhydygroes, we drove straight to Redhill, south of London. Our friend Grace kindly let us stay with her while Mark had some meetings in the area.
That afternoon Grace took me to a teahouse in her neighbourhood that she frequents. I was in heaven!
This is how tea is done, folks! Scones with jam and clotted cream is one of the best inventions of mankind.
The next day Mark was in meetings all day, so a coworker’s wife took me to Leeds Castle in Kent. You really should look at the website for pictures that do the beauty of this castle justice.
Though there is not nearly as much history in this castle as Windsor for example, the grounds of the castle are really quite nice.
That evening after Mark was done with his meetings we took the train to central London, had Japanese for dinner, then watched Wicked!
On our last full day in England we drove south to Brighton. We had fish and chips for lunch, and bubble tea for dessert!
The Royal Pavilion in Brighton – interesting and kind of out of place.
After lunch we drove down to the south coast of England to see the white cliffs. It really was quite stunning, the cliffs just go on and on.
Thanks for the memories, UK! You know I will try to be back before too long. Cheers!