Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Christmas Season

Hello Dear Reader,
Christmas morning was just as wonderful as it had always been in the states. We all received nice gifts. The only downside was that we weren't able to give as good gifts as we had been used to giving (we did our shopping at Woolworth's), but Santa was very good to us and we felt blessed.

The other wonderful thing about Christmas was the long break we had from school. Typically in Great Britain, (at least at that time) there was a three-week holiday for Christmas. It was a perfect time for us as a family to make some expeditions outside of the London area. I don't remember exactly when we went where but two places we visited were Brighton and Bath. I think it was Bath we visited that holiday season.

For those of you that don't know, the City of Bath was where the ancient "Romans built built the wonderful baths and their temple around the springs of hot mineral water, and Bath became a centre of health and recreation for the men of the Roman Legions, and a shrine of healing and worship for merchants and men of culture from Britain and Gaul." It was awe-inspiring to visit such an ancient place. And it was warm inside the buildings, a nice contrast to the coldest winter Britain had experienced for 100 years.
Aunt Genni

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