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MiaB
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   Posted 11/23/2005 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone from London?  I'll be arriving there this Sunday November 27 and be there until Sunday December 4.  Anyone have any advice for me on cheap things to do or places to eat?  I've been doing tons of research and will be visiting all the museums during the 3 days my hubby is busy with work.
 
If anyone would have time and like to meet for lunch let me know and we can arrange something before hand.
 
Thanks!
 
Mia
 
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


-Vesta M. Kelly


gma
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   Posted 11/23/2005 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
We do have a friend in that area, she doesn't post often but I will email her and ask her to check in with you. Her name is Claire. How lucky you are to get to go to London. I always wanted to make some trips across the seas, but it will never be. Hugs, MK


MiaB
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   Posted 11/23/2005 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you MK! I think I've seen her post on here before.  I should have posted this long ago to find breast friends sooner. But it never occurred to me to know anyone there.
 
DH has a conference/convention to attend otherwise we could never afford this. His company is paying for his air, hotel, transportation and meals. We decided it was the best way for us to get a trip like this at half price! And since we've only been married a little over a year, never had a honeymoon and have had all these nightmares this year we need it.
 
I am healed nicely from the hyster and have my energy back. So this ought to be fun.
 
I hope Claire gets in touch. We leave Sat. evening so I will be checking right up until late afternoon.
 
Hugs,
Mia
 
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


-Vesta M. Kelly


babyseeester
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   Posted 11/23/2005 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Mia,
 
I love London and I'm sure you will, too.  I highly recommend the Tower of London.  DH and I spent over 3 hours there and he usually hates that kind of thing.  The London Eye is a pretty cool experience.  Better than I expected.  Westminster Abbey is great, too.  I suggest eating in pubs, because English food is not the greatest anywhere else.  If you have a chance, try to experience Afternoon Tea somewhere.  Many places have it.  Enjoy the vacation and report back.
L & H,
Kathy


Clairem_uk
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   Posted 11/24/2005 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi  Mia,
 
MK emailed me yesterday, otherwise I'd have missed your post!  First, have to tell you I'm not sure if I really qualify as a 'proper' London Breastfriend exactly....I had a scary few months with lumps and biopsies (hence got to know MK etc) and have regular check ups since, but was basically given the all clear.
 
That said - if you want a contact in chilly London, here I am!  I have an under 2 yr old and a load of pre-Xmas toddler events that week, so sadly might not be able to manage the time to meet up in person...but at the very least, you are more than welcome to get my email address from MK (not sure about posting it on a public forum, or how else to get in contact?) and let me know if you want my phone number.....that way, if you need anything while you're here, you can just call. 
 
Do you know where you and your DH are staying?  If you are West or South West, I stand more chance of ditching my toddler for a couple of hours and joining you for a cup of tea/meal!
 
I'm sorry to hear you had to go through a hysterectomy recently, but glad you're feeling so much better now - good timing for the trip.  Make sure you bring a warm sweater and coat, unless of course you plan on doing some London shop-visiting....;-)
 
Happy packing!
 
Claire xx 
 
 

coopfesta
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   Posted 11/24/2005 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
DON'T FORGET TO SEE THE CROWNED JEWELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I think they're in the Tower of London  (yes, I'm a Jewish American Princess at heart LOLOLOL)  They also have a cool wax museum.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius

Ellen


MiaB
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   Posted 11/25/2005 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh I am so glad you all replied.  We have so many things we want to see and do we may not be ready to come home after just one week.  I wrote ahead and got admission to the "Ceremony of the Keys" at the Tower of London for next Friday night.  We will most likely tour it in the afternoon go grab a bite to eat and go back for the locking up.
 
Claire, we are staying the first 5 days at the Marriott on Cromwell Road. I think that's in the West/South west area. Is that close to you?  DH is free all day Sunday, most of Monday and then not really again until Friday. So I will be doing my own thing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. And he has a dinner to attend Tuesday evening too.  I think the tree lighting at Trafalgar Square is that night and I had hoped to see that. But I won't go out at night alone.
 
My email address is available in my profile here. I don't generally keep it visible but will leave it there for you until we get back. We will be able to check email while there so if you don't catch me before we leave you can write or call the hotel.  Registered under the name of Bryant. Also, I will write MK to get your email address.
 
Kathy, about the London Eye, are you afraid of heights?  I am, and I am not so sure I could handle that since it has SO much glass/open views.  I really want to see London from that perspective but don't know if it would be worth it for me if I spend the entire time sitting with my eyes closed.
 
Hugs,
 
Mia
 
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


-Vesta M. Kelly


Clairem_uk
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   Posted 11/25/2005 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Mia, I just emailed you - bon voyage!  xxClaire

babyseeester
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   Posted 11/26/2005 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Mia,
 
In case you check this before you leave, I emailed you about the London Eye.
L & H,
Kathy


gma
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   Posted 11/27/2005 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I was away over Thanksgiving and just got home late last night. I am trying to awaken now. I think it is too late to email either of you and I am hoping you could at least say Hi to each other. As for me today is going to be a day to sit with my feet in the air and resting. I am so tired, a two day turn around trip is just so tiring. Hugs MK

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