We had a really nice Thanksgiving meal on Saturday with some other ex-pat families. The Lheureaus were nice enough to host and we were joined by our friends the Seppanens and Holloways along with another couple that we met for the first time. It was nice to get together and swap adventure stories about life in the UK.
No grand trips this week, but Nicole did have a special field trip to London and we got in our share of domesticated livestock/animals at Matlock Farm Park. We also had a couple of firsts on the cooking front.
Nicole's school took a busload of kids to London to participate in the 200th anniversary of Nathaniel Woodard's birth at Westminster Abbey. I guess that Derby High is a Woodard school. Only a select few got to go. Most were selected based on essays they had written last year. Nicole was an at-large selection but we weren't told why (she does well at school though). They also got to take a trip on the Thames, shop in Covent Garden and see a musical. We dropped her off at 7 am and picked her up at 1:30 in the morning! What a day. I'll turn it over to Nicole to give you the play by play.
The covered section of Covent Garden. It was very well decorated for Christmas.
Okay, I'm back. Thanks, Nicole.
nice beard, Billy
huge rack on this deer
nice afro on this Alpaca
is that a donkey evil eye?
Alex feeding a small sheep. All the animals would carefully eat out of your hand.
these fellas were quite agressive but still friendly
llama -- much bigger than you think
Nicole liked the goats the best
Nicole usually made some sort of face when feeding them directly.
red-tailed hawk (no feeding here)
Not something we'll have every week. I'll try it again some other time. It was fun trying something new.
"See you" next week. Thanks for reading.