Sorry I went missing all. The last couple of days have been jammed packed and I haven't had a chance to get to the Internet Cafe. To relay all that we've done would take more time than I have just now. I think what I'll do is break down our adventures and post in a short series when I get home. I have so many exciting things to share!! Pictures too, though I haven't taken nearly as many as I usually do. I mean how many shots can you take of Big Ben? I started to take a picture the other night and thought, hey, this looks just like the one I took two years ago. That's the thing about historical monuments. They don't change much from year to year. Thank goodness!
Anyhoo, I will tell you quickly that I have a new goal. Yesterday we took the train to Canterbury. It's a bustling, historical town about 90 minutes outside of London. As soon as we walked through an ancient archway and started walking a main cobble-stoned street, an eerie but wonderful feeling came over me. "This is the place," I said to Steve. "This is where we're going to live. I feel something. Something magical." He said he wasn't surprised that I felt something. That Canterbury is a spiritual place. He reminded me that for centuries people set off on pilgramages to Canterbury Cathedral to visit the shrine of Thomas Beckett. Thomas Beckett was murdered in the Cathedral by four knights in 1170 and later named a saint. It's a fascinating and tragic tale. Visit this site to read a little about the cathedral and it's history. http://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/
I can't put into words how I felt as we toured the cathedral and walked the ancient streets. I just knew that Canterbury was a place where I could flourish creatively and spiritually. The small city is quaint enough for me and cultural enough for Steve and, bonus, a short train ride from London. Steve and I have always said we would love to live in England. We'd always sort of thought London. But after yesterday I knew... it may take another ten years of hard work and saving, but... "We're going to live in Canterbury," I said to Steve. "You watch. I'll make it happen." To which he smiled and replied, "Okay." I guess he knows how determined I am when I set a goal. You know my motto. Dream big and reach for the stars.
Have you recently set a new goal? What are you doing to make it happen? Do share!