To celebrate our 27th Wedding Anniversary, Kathy & I headed over to our favourite city in the world


That's right, just a few short days before the start of the Olympics, Princess Kathy and myself jetted over to the UK as we hadn't been there together since the 2005 wedding of dear friends Ken & Barbara Crook.

Our plan was to spend 4 days in London, another 2 days in Ascot/Windsor and then for something new, spend a couple days in Scotland starting with Edinburgh and ending with the home of golf, St. Andrews!

The weather was spectacular as we literally didn't have any rain and each and every day saw the sun shining down brightly on us lovebirds. Kathy of course cares nothing for the museums or anything other than shopping in London, so we spent a fair amount of time on Oxford Street and other High Streets so she could get her fill of shopping.

While in London I kept a long made promise to take Dowager Countess Kathy to see the play Wicked and we both thoroughly enjoyed that. We took in a Photo exhibit on the Rolling Stones 50th year as a band, down in an exhibit hall just off the Strand. We stayed in a new Club Quarters hotel just off the Holborn Tube stop. In the afternoon we would enjoy a beverage from their outside garden overlooking Lincoln Inn Fields.

We revisited our favourite London Theatre Restaurant called Saleri's and reconected with their owner we met way back in 1998. Kathy loved the shopping and busyness of Covent Garden.

In Ascot we took in the races at fabulous Ascot Race Course and then spent the following day in lovely Windsor, where the Queens's standard flew lustily in the sky off the Castle Flagpole, indicating to all that Her Majesty was in residence at Windsor Castle. However, no one from the Royal Family joined us at the Pub for a pint.

In Ascot we stayed at the Royal Berkshire Hotel midway between the Race Course and Virginia Water. Our discount rate from put us on the top floor, which is not outfitted with any Air Conditioning - and it was hot in Ascot that week.

Kathy had to go visit the mammoth Marks & Spencer store in Camberly, now even larger than when she used to ravage it in 1998.

Then off to Scotland where we saw the city of Edinburgh and then took Kathy on a lovely drive up the coast to St. Andrews. It was beautiful.