our adventures have begun. julie kept a few accounts with pictures on her blog (http://juliannedonaldson.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/england-adventure-day-1.html). my camera kept dying and i got sick of buying batteries so she took a majority of them. i have about 160 and i'll post some soon. it was a gorgeous trip -- the views were like pictures from a calendar. i enjoyed every minute, even the ridiculous ones. i'm lucky to have such a great friend to go on a whimsical jaunt through england with. unforgettable!
julie: smushed peas. they are peas that are mushy, they may smush them more.
marla: we are on perilous roads! these are the perilous roads!
sign post: oncoming cars may be in the middle lane
julie: this chocolate dessert is the best brownie i've had in my entire life.
marla: i'm going to drink the chocolate sauce. i am sublimely happy.
old englishman: are those muppets on your shirt?
marla: why yes, indeed.
old englishman: that movie wasn't half bad!
marla taking pictures of some englishmen bellied up to the bar "is this a crime scene or something?"
marla to shuttle driver: do people pick up hitchhikers in england?
julie on the roundabouts: count! you have to count the exits!!
julie: this yogurt tastes like ca ca.
car guy: would you like extra insurance? you can have up to 1,000 pounds or you can cover the cost of the whole car. (what did he just say?)
julie: let me just take care of this one. you are sleep deprived.
marla: why can't they widen these roads? seriously!
marla: that royal mail truck was trying to kill me. deliberately.
julie: it's 11 o'clock! we overslept!! checkout time is 11!
julie: thanks, snickers make everything better
marla & julie: there's an INTERMISSION in the hunger games? are you kidding me? in the most pivotal part of the movie?
marla: oh the daffodils!!
julie: there's a poem about daffodils by wordsworth.
julie: recites entire poem.
english person: you drove in england? you rented a car and drove here from the airport? us: yes. us
english person: wow.
marla: our bathroom is bigger than our bedroom!
marla: oh i get it, a pastie is like a fancy overpriced hot pocket!
julie: here, record me while i give a tour of this area. what's all the bleeting about?
marla: it's because this car almost hit the trailer with all the sheeps in it!
marla: sheeps! there are so many sheeps!!
julie: i'm trying to have an elizabeth bennet moment -- can you direct me to the moors?
hotel lady: here is your room key, you need a special elevator that will bring you to the -2 floor.
julie: excuse me? is our hotel room in the basement? i reserved a cliff side room.
hotel lady: yes, it's in the basement.
julie: uh... what is your return policy?
hotel lady: after you check in, there is no return policy
marla: we're going to die!
marla: oh my gosh, robinhood prince of thieves is on
julie: no kidding
julie, earlier in the day: everything i doooooo i doooooo it for yooooooooouuuuuuu
english phrases/words that we came upon: (always entertaining!)
baked potatoes = jacket potatoes
pancakes = oat cakes
road from hell = roundabout or perilous road
black pudding = nothing at all like bread pudding - try coagulated blood
middle finger = two fingers (not explaining that one, i'll let the old man in the park tell you about it which is where we learned it)
regular water or tap water = still
parking lot = car park
fries = chips (very confusing english people, very confusing)
garbage can = rubbish bin
cliff side room = rock in the window
breakfast = no pancakes or waffles, ever
penny = p (for pence)
vacuum = hoover
vacation = holiday
jacket = jumper
elevator = lift
diaper = nappy
zip code = post code
swim suit = swimming costume
rain boots = wellies
julie's book is out - it's on amazon or deseret book. it's a keeper!