The United Kingdom was…DAMP! And amazing.

After a week in England and Scotland, I have finally returned to normal life here in California. I had an WONDERFUL time with my three friends, traipsing across Britain. One of my favorite parts? Visiting PEMBERLEY (which, like everything else in the UK, was under restoration so it would be pretty for the Olympics)!

Some other quick highlights: Kings Cross (and Platform 9 3/4), crepes (I know, NOT British), Stone Henge, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, eating haggis, the Museum of Childhood, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Inverness, fish and chips, damp UK weather, getting to rent a¬†Land Rover,¬†Stirling Castle, the Argyll House, Highland coos (cows), the British Museum, the London Museum, Traditional English breakfast, Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and THE ACCENTS! Here is my album of photos.

Not highlights: TRAFFIC.

I’ll be writing a longer post on my personal non-book blog, and I’ll link to it when it’s up. For now, enjoy thinking about Mr. Darcy and check out these books I bought when I was on my trip!

Off with Their Heads! All the Cool Bits of British History

Icons of England, edited by Bill Bryson

The Folk Tales of Scotland by Norah and William Montgomerie