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Saturday, August 15, 2009

counting sleeps

45 sleeps until we go here

45 (maybe 46) until i get to photograph this

and i really want to photograph it at night
obviously i want to photograph it during the day TOO, but i REALLY want to photograph it at night

maybe i'll get a shot just like this one, because we're going to treat ourselves to one of these before we go

45+ sleeps until we drink a lot of this (standing up, because apparently it's cheaper if you drink it standing up)

it's also apparently totally uncool to have milk in your coffee after 10am, (or maybe it's before)
i know i'm totally gonna stuff it up and look like a total plonker-type tourist

but i really want to drink one SITTING DOWN here...
and i don't care how expensive it is
because in 50 sleeps we're celebrating 25 years since we did this

[sigh] if i knew then what i knew now...

i wouldn't change anything


so, we have very good friends who are both 50 and have been together longer than us and don't have kids and they're going to live in rome for THREE MONTHS (to celebrate their 100th). the middle month just happens to be the month of our wedding anniversary which is why this trip is SO MEANT TO BE.

they're staying in THREE apartments (just to mix it up you know) and we get to stay in TWO!)

this one in via patera, in the heart of trastevere
(i have no idea what that means, i just cut and paste it from google)
and this one in the jewish ghetto
it sounds very chic and cool, no?
then we're treating ourselves to a 1st class sleeper on this

it's a tiny picture, but you get the picture!
overnight from rome to paris, then eurostar to london

we're staying with my sister in london, and i've been making good use of google maps dot uk and have discovered that there are a GOOD many of these to be found within walking distance of my sister's flat (well, 6 miles, but after eating pasta and drinking red wine for a week, we're gonna need the exercise!)
of course we'll be going on this
(who wouldn't?)and on our first night in london we're going here for dinner
and were meeting this totally hip and cool blogger
(although i really hope she leaves the inflatable stripey thing at home...)
then we're taking the train out to here
{i don't know whose child that is...}

to stay with this strangely lush blogger and her adorable family

i hear there's even a castle near where they live
(although, knowing the UK, that isn't anything unusual)

i was disappointed to discover however, (while writing this post) that this castle is under renovation and won't be open while we're visiting

(boo hoo hoo)
ah well. maybe i could just take a picture from the outside
[like this one...]

jealous much???


Sass E-mum said...

I can't wait. That's the best pic of the castle I've EVER seen. In truth it's a victorian house with big ideas.

Now I'm getting nervous. I hope the bubble lives up to my hype.

Working Mum said...

We went to Rome on our honeymoon! Oooo we've got that camera! Fantastic wedding photo - love the dress, can never have too much lace, I say!!!

You're coming to the UK? You're meeting Auntie Gwen and Sass e-mum? Are you coming to Manchester?

Can't wait to hear all about your trip.

Pam said...

Very cool! I can say I would not go in that glass thing! The castle looks amazing tho! Have fun!

Stacey said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see the pics.

Anne said...

YES I am VERY jealous!! I went to Rome and Paris a few years ago and it was AMAZING - I wish I could go back!!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Sass... speaking as a North American. If that's a house, then I'm an apricot.

It's going to be such a great trip, Sue! I'm so happy for you. I'm not jealous at all because, really, it couldn't happen to a nicer chicka.

auntiegwen said...

Love me love my shark !

Anonymous said...

That looks amazing! I would love to be able to travel but I bet JuJu and I will have to wait 25 years too.

Kimberly said...

OH, I'm so jealous! Looks great!

Sweet Annabelle said...

Jealous much??? No....jealous LOTS!



Elizabeth said...

How awesome!
Can't you take a little day trip and pop on over to St. Louis and visit me too?

Tammy Howard said...

So. Jealous.

Had to re-read the whole thing to make sure I'd gotten it right. Your trip is gonna be just. that. cool.

Love your wedding pic.

Kristi Smith said...

JEALOUS A LOT! That looks awesome! Can't wait to see the pics when you get back!!!

mandyb said...

have a blast... you both deserve it... as for us being jealous... we will live through all your devine blog posts!!!!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

What a great post!! Happy anniversary-- what a great way to celebrate. Have you booked your trip for the London Eye? You're meeting S? I live near her and still haven't met her!! I am jealous and excited for you all in one post.

Anonymous said...

How cool! Looks like it's gonna be fun!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Absolutely, positively, WAY JEALOUS!! I can't wait to hear about your adventure. Congrats on the anniversary and I hope you have a wonderful time!

Jaina said...

OMG, that looks amazing! I can't wait to hear all of your stories and see all of your pictures! I'm hoping for a few cupcake reviews too ;) (complete with mouthwatering pictures)

Roxane said...

I love your wedding photo! Cant wait to read all about your trip :)

Erin Bassett said...

Wow! Sounds like a FABULOUS trip you have lined up!! I'm so jealous!

Congrats on your Anniversary!!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Ah look at your wedding photo! Beautiful! I hope your trip is fantastic!

CC said...

take me take me!!!!!!!! But, you know, I can stay in a separate room. ;)