After spending the night in Keflavik airport, we flew to Birmingham to stay with my Grandma for a month. It kind of felt like being back at home, back to familiar grounds. Cups of tea and cakes… 🙂 This time around though, we were used to the cold weather!
Before Kel hurt his knee in Iceland, we had big plans of cycling from Bangkok through the Middle East to either Africa or Eastern Europe. Sadly that dream is now postponed until Kel can get his knee properly fixed at home. But, it will still happen! Give us a few years…
The new plan was to sell the bikes and use the backpacks we had left at my grandmas. We had a lot of stress trying to sell the bikes in England since they are a specific type of bike and people who want to do cycle touring have to be searching online for them. We did end up selling them – 2 days before we left for London! Talk about cutting it close!
Over the 4 weeks at my Grandma’s, Kel and I got to spend some great time with my auntie, uncle and cousins! We were there for Easter and my birthday and it was really nice to have some quality time and make some funny memories with my English family! They really know how to have a good time haha. Now we are waiting until they set a date to bring the fun to Aus 🙂
During our second time in England, we also got to catch up with some family friends –the Walcott family. Timothy is one of dad’s close friends and I have stayed with him and his wife and three girls twice before in London! I hadn’t seen them for 6 or so years and it was amazing to see how big the girls were. It was really lovely to see them although it was a short visit.
We also got to catch up with our good friend from home, Cameron Trescott aka tressy! It was SO great to see him as well as Stu and Ryan – his roommates. We went to London and stayed at their place twice during our trip and had some awesome fun. They seem to be definitely loving the London life. With the weather warming up there and summer approaching, I can understand why!