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London~Day One

It is good to be home.


We had  a good trip,

the reality of coming home is overwhelming.

It was London…what can I say?

Five years ago, while waiting to have breast cancer surgery

Larry asked what could we do to focus on


make the 5 year recovery go faster?

I told him that I would like to go to London

and have tea.

That is exactly what we did this past week.

Over the years, we invited friends and family to join us


you know how busy everyone is….

We arrived at our sweet flat early….cleaned ourselves up ,

and headed to the British Museum

where we had tickets for an important exhibit.

The Hokusai exhibit!

It was a beautiful day outside,

the museum was crazy busy and wonderful.

I was struck at the beauty of the building…

and how kind everyone was.


We had lunch in  the museum restaurant….

Dessert in the mezzanine

and while waiting in the que….

a man and teenager breezed by us to the members que….

It was Liam Neeson!

The moment went fast, but it was  kind of neat.

I was tired.

And we headed back to our flat.

{located on a Mews}

Day one….I was a tired mess

but very happy..and Larry kept hugging me.

Life is really wonderful.

I love you more than candy.





A Well Known Secret

Five years ago,

while I was waiting to be operated on

for breast cancer.

{yes, I was at the hospital waiting to taken back}

My Larry said:

Five years is a long time. 

Lets plan something do do in five years to celebrate

if you are still cancer free.

I said:

The perfect celebration would be high tea.

A well known secret is, how much I enjoy having tea with friends and family.

Larry said:

We will celebrate every year with High Tea,

but on year five, it must be something special.

I said:

Tea at Kensington Palace?

{photo: we were in London for tea, my birthday, 2007} 

Larry said:


This morning, after five  long years,

Larry made reservations for Tea,

at the Orangerie at Kensington Palace.

Later in the summer, we will fly away to London


celebrate being cancer free for five years.

Each year on the date of my surgery, we have high tea locally.

This year, a few weeks AFTER my anniversary date,

we will fly to London.

{because I an superstitious}

Tea will be at Kensington Palace.

Cancer. I kicked your ass.

Love you.