Glastonbury – Shoreditch London

One benefit of having children is that they grow into adults. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with our adult children Hannah and Evan during their trip abroad. Doing physical activities with them like walking, cycling, hiking and swimming gave us time to talk and also share collective experiences.

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We took a day trip to Glastonbury and climbed up the Tor to the roofless remains of St. Michael’s  (a tower). The Tor is mentioned in Celtic Mythology, particularly in myths linked to King Arthur , and has a number of other enduring mythological and spiritual associations.

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We had a quick stroll in town and enjoyed checking out the crystal shops before having hot chocolate at the Blue Note. We headed back to Bath and relaxed at the Bath Spa outdoor/indoor pools and steam rooms. Wonderful day!

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After saying goodbye to Evan at Heathrow airport, Paul, Hannah and I headed into London and the Shoreditch area. We stayed one night at the Citizen M hotel and walked around the hip neighborhood. Free street art is everywhere but there are many cool shops if you want to get your consumerism on.

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We found a highly rated place for breakfast, Ozone Coffee Roasters. Yummy! Spent a good part of the day at the new Design Museum (formerly the Commonwealth Institute for older readers). Then off to Staines for a birthday party for Judy, a good friend of Paul’s.

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