Monday, November 23, 2009

A London Adventure

I've returned from London, which was just as rainy as Chicago but slightly warmer. I found that just like Chicago, if you wait a few minutes the weather will change. We had one day with heavy rains, but other than that, it was very nice. But I digress, as we are not standing in an overcrowded ballroom being forced to make polite conversation about the weather, I will share the adventure.

Just to make it interesting, meet Lady Rosalind Reming from the historical romance I'm writing.

ME: Lady Rosalind, thank you for assisting me with my blog today.

LADY ROSALIND: Certainly, I am pleased to share what I can with your delightful readers. Having lived most of my life in London, except for rusticating in the country for the summer, I am sure I can share some delightful insight into a few spots our author has encountered.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, which I know as Buckingham House, is the home of the current Queen, Queen Elizabeth II. Although I am not familiar with this woman, as King George III is the current monarch and Prinny (the Prince of Wales) lives at Carlton House It does appear that this Elizabeth takes great care of the place. Everything is so shiny.

This lovely monument sits across from the palace and is honoring another great monarch I do not know, a Queen Victoria. Although this is the first I have seen of the sculpture or heard of this Queen, I must say, it is truly marvelous and this Victoria is a lovely woman I am sure.

This serene setting is in the oldest Royal Park in London, St. James's Park.
To see the park in this light it is hard to imagine that, and this is just a bit of gossip, a certain Lord R was in this park creating a bit of scandal. However, being a victim of a vicious scandal myself, I am loath to repeat the details, at least just yet.

And now, I must part as my cousin Louisa is preparing for her come out ball and I, unfortunately, must participate in the grueling preparations. One would think I would enjoy the preparations, however spending any time in the presence of the ton is never pleasant for me. Even after six long years, they never forget.

ME: Thank you Lady Rosalind, and readers, I hope you enjoyed the first look at what is only the beginning of a wonderful adventure.
Thanks for reading,


Marilyn Brant said...

June, it was nice to hear from you (and Lady Rosalind :) about your London trip! It's one of my favorite cities in the world, and seeing photos of the beautiful sites made me smile this morning. Glad you had a good time!!

mystwood said...


What beautiful pictures! Thanks for posting them. I can't wait to meet Lady Rosalind in your book. . .her scandal sounds so intriguing!


Morgan Mandel said...

Sounds like you had a good time, June. Great pics! Great way to introduce your new character.

Morgan Mandel

Margot Justes said...

Terrific and creative character introduction, and the pictures make want to go back and soon.
Margot Justes

Blythe Gifford said...

I'm so jealous of your trip! Thanks for taking us along.

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