We spent the month of August in a holding pattern before traveling to San Sebastian, Spain for the fall. And what a wonderful pattern it was.
Because we have always wanted to spend more time in London, Bob found two house sits in the area, one in Wallington and the other in Godalming.
Our first sit was caring for a house and garden. The ample zucchini harvest had me researching zucchini recipes and I discovered zucchini curry soup and zucchini fritters. Both recipes made the gotta-make-that-again list. Here are the recipes, just in case you have a few zucchini lying around.
I added potatoes to the zucchini soup
We often took the train into London and played tourist. We visited the National Gallery, the Tate, the British Library, London Tower, Notting Hill, and Westminster Abbey, just to name a few. Because the train only took 30 minutes, it was easy to run in for a half day or so and just play. It was no stress touring.
On our last trip to London, we met up with friends from Milwaukee who now live in Bristol and they treated us to a wonderful Chinese lunch, a perfect day!
Our next house sit took us to Godalming in the Surrey Hills. This quaint market town has an amazing yoga studio that I took full advantage of. Our new dog friend Minty has a magnetic personality that I can’t get enough of. Every morning Minty took me into the wooded trails near the house and I laughed every day as she bound through the woods exploring.
We were sad to leave England, but it was time to move on to San Sebastian, Spain. We arrived here late Monday night for a three-month stay. I can’t wait to explore this amazing city.