8:45 am – Manna House, Bromley
I’m in love with this house. I’m going to try to take some pictures because it’s just about the most amazing place I’ve ever stayed, and I’m so thankful for it. I would say I’ll stop “working” some day but my brain just never shuts off, and I really seriously needed to experience the inside of an English home for a novel I’ve been working on for a while (more character back story than anything else … but still). And I didn’t think I would really be able to. And so far on this trip I’ve gotten to see the insides of not one, not two, but three English homes!
It’s currently about 59 degrees outside, overcast, with a gentle breeze. There’s a big maple tree at the end of the driveway, and the window in Katie and my room overlooks it. Our little room is bright and blue with two twin beds and a queen size bed and a book shelf. Andy’s is about the same size, but it’s just him in there right now. There’s a bathroom between us. We’re on the third floor, the top floor. And there’s this wonderful creaky old carpeted staircase to get up here. I love it.
If you look out our window, you can see all the different kinds of trees in all different shades of greens, with the neighbor’s houses with their brown roofs and clay-colored chimneys. The roads are all curvy, and at any time you can look down on the street and see a person in business clothes walking down the road talking on a cell phone….er …. Mobile phone.
Oh, and I got my power adapter to work! I had to ask Andy for help, but I figured half of it out by myself.
Today we’re planning to hit the British Museum for sure. There are a few other little places that we might try to go to, but that’s at the top of all our lists. Katie and I might try to hit a theatre show too, but we’re not sure what’s playing. A lot of the big name shows are super expensive, but it might be worth it.
It’s going to be a fun day. I will take loads of photos, and if I get back at a decent hour, I might actually get some posted finally!!