Days of Gratitude – Tuesday 7th August 2012


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Grateful that the amazing Luxembourg Casemates were not destroyed as had been agreed in the 19th Century.  Remarkable to explore – even if a bit claustrophobic – and even to view from a distance.  The bridge in this picture you can walk underground underneath it to allow access even if the bridge was destroyed.

20120807 casemates

 

Days of Gratitude – Monday 6th August 2012


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Grateful for fairly randomly ending up in beautiful Luxembourg city.  I know of no where else in Europe that you can have a quiet beer outside with a view of the palace and without a single tourist (or person actually – not even a guard) in sight.

20120806 Grand Duke's Palace

Days of Gratitude – Sunday 5th August 2012


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Grateful for peaceful Metz.  These people doing Tai Chi and we were the only people in the square this morning.

20120805 Tai Chi Metz

Days of Gratitude – Saturday 4th August 2012


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Grateful for the screams of delight as these kids ran through this fountain.

20120805 kids in fountain

Days of Gratitude – Friday 3rd August 2012


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Grateful to be in Metz, France.  We never expected to come to Metz but weren’t able to go where we wanted from Paris after the Olympics so ended up in this sweet little city where we were grateful for the opportunity to use French as practically no one speaks English. Well apart from our waiter at dinner who took this photo for us – he wasn’t originally our waiter but when he found out we spoke English he ran over eager to practice (something we haven’t really seen before in Europe).

20120803 Metz

Days of Gratitude – Thursday 2nd August 2012


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Grateful for a wonderful and unforgettable time at the London 2012 Olympics with Simon and my parents. Just can’t believe it is already over.

20120802 London Olympics the four of us

 

Days of Gratitude – Tuesday 31st July 2012


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I was pretty thrilled to have this delicious little morsel  …

20120731 strawberry tart

But Gratitude for the day goes to being at Lord’s Cricket Ground for the Olympic archery.  The stands were even ON the hallowed turf.

20120731 archery at Lords

Days of Gratitude – Monday 30th July 2012


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Grateful we were able to see the dramatic finals of the Women’s Epee at the Olympics.

20120730 Women's Epee

Days of Gratitude – Sunday 29th July 2012


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What a wonderful day.  So much to be grateful for.  Definitely grateful that we were able to buy tickets (over a year ago) for the Olympic games and tha,t despite the authorised ticket agent being almost completely useless (people lining up for 6 hours and not getting the right tickets), our ticket pick up was executed perfectly by Dad yesterday allowing us to get to the Men’s basketball for the start at 9am.

20120729 on the way to Olympic men's basketball

Days of Gratitude – Saturday 28th July 2012


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Grateful we found a shady cave at the Blue Lagoon (after forgetting to bring sunblock with us).

20120728 Blue Lagoon