Posted on April 25, 2014 by 63390433 | 0 CommentsHomeward Bound -After one final English breakfast at the hotel (and saying farewell to our favorite concierge Mohammed Ahmed) we headed over to the airport to board our homeward Air Canada/United Airlines flight back to New York via Toronto Canada. This has certainly been a memorable adventure. We are so grateful to have Chocology and to get to work with our friends in the UK AND in America. I feel as if Chocology is our new baby…I really love Chocology and can’t wait to get home and get to work! Happy travels, Linda and Madeline
Posted on April 25, 2014 by 63390433 | 0 CommentsGlastonbury back to London -Joe chauffeured us back to the Bath train station bright and early in the morning. It was a treat to count the hot air balloons along the way. Another long travel day on the ever efficient British Rail. We arrived back to our hotel around midday and what a treat it was to just stay in our room the rest of the day and do nothing. We were so exhausted, we watched 3 movies in a row! Happy travels, Linda and Madeline
Posted on April 25, 2014 by 63390433 | 0 CommentsLondon to Bath to Glastonbury -After breakfast we took the tube to the train to meet our dear friend Michelle and her family. We met Michelle and her family when we moved to Port Jefferson, New York 8 years ago and Madeline went to school with her boys. Sadly (for me) in October they moved home to England to be nearer Michelle’s mum. But now it appears to be a positive as Michelle will be packaging and shipping our Chocology orders here in UK! I love that we are all connected as coworkers AND as people. Life is good! When I mentioned to Michelle how much we love Indian food, her husband Joe whipped together a lovely Indian meal and we all enjoyed catching up and making Chocology plans. It felt so good to be in a home and with good friends. Madeline and the chaps stayed up playing games until midnight! It was so cute in the morning when they all said staying up late was great fun but “it wasn’t worth it in the morning.” Happy travels, Linda and Madeline
Posted on April 25, 2014 by 63390433 | 0 CommentsBrussels to London -We are business owners, this is exciting! Our original plan for today was to travel by train to Paris. Madeline been aching to see the Eiffel Tower forever and she also wanted to see my old office just across the Champs Élysées and of course the delectable thought of having a French croissant. After breakfast we took a cab over to the Grand Plas, we couldn't leave Brussels without visiting the most famous chocolate shop which started it all in 1857-Neuhaus. Jean Neuhaus a pharmacist who covered his medicines in chocolate to make them more palatable--such a simple idea followed through. As we strolled around the village and felt as if we were walking through a history book. So much more to learn and explore, we cannot wait to come back. After lunch we decided to bypass Paris this time around and opted to board the Eurostar for the 2-hour journey onto London—this was a great geography lesson for Madeline. I love that in our school, learning happens all the time, and there is no division between learning and life A late afternoon arrival in London, ahh London, Home Sweet Home. We used to live in London and it was good to get back to a country where we speak the language and could stay at our favorite London hotel, the Marriott at Regents Park. The staff pays attention to every detail and it's location is central to everything (including our old neighborhood haunts) AND they always takes very good care of us. As soon as we checked into our room, we crashed. Ahh, it’s good to be home. Happy Travels, Linda and Madeline
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