we went but 3 hour journey so dropped in right at end. they couldn't have been more welcoming and hospitable, had a smashing 3/4 hour.
had a look round uxbridge after, never been before though mum had friend up that way in West Drayton. was multicultural and jolly, seemed good community spirit tho one person we spoke to put it down to xmas spirit.. I'm not sure, it seemed more thriving than our city centre. The blue and white sparkly trees were beautiful, we should have those as our footie team wears those colours..
The town itself seems mostly modern but one old street with historical houses and a church at end. Chap showed us round and gave history tour before the carol singing started and shame we couldn't have stayed for that but needed to get food and make way home, exhausted! Some of the people running it had had long days too...
lovely chinese place in high street I think, good food at reasonable prices. Lots of eating places around. It's a tricky journey thru london, seem to have to change a couple of times and several routes which all seem to add up to about 3/4 hour and it is right at end of line. Also 2 exits from underground station so can get confused but we found our way back easy enough, one exit is right near HO so wonderfully placed for commuting🙂
Bit of a market on and did notice a TK Maxx.. usual clone shops. Be nice to explore properly in daylight, I think historical pub that can never remember the name of and some river/ waterways nearby from what remember from map..
Sleepytired today.. loved the underground and the people on it fascinating. Some gorgeous kiddies on train and had a chat with lots of people including group of chinese girls studying at college over here, had been shopping and going home for xmas loaded with gifts they said were cheaper over here..
last lady I chatted to was ex psychi nurse and is now involved in ecology conferences in greenland of all places. could of talked to her for weeks about her experiences! Both fairly shattered from travel and hubs found an ex teacher to talk to so he was happy lol!
Lovely day, do you think will make it next year?
I thought had better go while up to it, not getting any younger lol boo!🙂