December 17, 2007

Enough of This Stuff

Let's talk about something else, if anyone is still out there.

Other than the house and Christmas there are several other things going on in the Adams household. One is an upcoming trip a few months into the new year. My husband, the brilliant young attorney, has managed to garner a six week working jaunt to England.

Naturally, the stipend does not include money for a wife and children. Nor does the trip come at a particularly good time, what with us only barely getting into our house by then, but we're tagging along anyway.

Although I got to live in Germany while I was in college and travel around the continent, I've never been to England. I've always wanted to go and frankly after all the little ones started arriving, I didn't see international travel as a thing likely to be in my future. Looking at the price of tickets, I certainly am reminded why we never go anywhere.

We've gotten our passports. Things are falling into place. Now I need to figure out all the other stuff I need to have to travel with four children, including a one year old. Then I need to know where to take the tykes while their father hangs out in various Inns of Court and quaffs ale with the local barristers. Suggestions?


My SIL is from there and having taken her own kids over for long visits she may have ideas... I will ask her and let you know!
How fun!

Posted by: Blair at December 17, 2007 09:37 AM

How wonderful! Do you want a nanny? Will work for airfare, room and board.

Your two oldest will certainly remember the trip. Knowing how the boy can out-argue his father, you may want Justin to take him along to the courts one day, just to see what it's like. Are you staying the full six weeks as well?

Posted by: Diane at December 17, 2007 02:15 PM

England's not always dependable weatherwise, and it will involve a bit of shlepping, but Mrs. & I really enjoyed Greenwich. You can stand right on the line, get to see Royal Astronomer gear, etc.

If you and the Mr. can get out one night, the Globe Theater (Theatre?) is pretty cool. We bought seats rather than the standing room places - it was raining, and she was 6 mos preggers at the time.

Posted by: skinnydan at December 18, 2007 07:34 AM

Yes, Diane we're planning to all be there the full time. Mostly in London, though I think Justin may have to spend a little time in Belfast and Edinburgh. Those details are not yet too clear for me.

Posted by: Jordana at December 18, 2007 09:23 AM