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Trip Report Two weeks in the UK -- slowly and gently

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October, 2012. Time to visit the United Kingdom. No matter that we've done this 18 or 19 times before. No matter that it's been a rough summer, No matter that we're old.

Pack the pills and the folding cane. Arrange for wheelchairs at the airports. Thank the credit card marketers that we have enough points to fly business/first. And stop complaining.

Okay, we can complain about never having qute enough light for reading without using the lamps in the Kindle covers -- but only once.

There are concerts to attend, favorite places to revisit, new places to explore, and old friends to see.

Oxbridge Apartments in Kensington has changed little since we were there in Spring, 2011. The flats are small, reasonably clean, convenient to tube, bus, supermarket, and laundry. And for less than $2000 we have a one-bedroom apartment with decent cooking facilities and a modern bath for two weeks.

Sainsbury's Supermarket on Cromwell Road hasn't changed much either. Oh, they've moved the newspaper rack to the front entrance, cut back a bit on the flower shop, and re-located the quick checkout, but the food and household products are in the aisles I remembered and I feel a certain pride as I confidently push my cart to acquire milk, tea, washing-up liquid, shampoo, and the steak pie and caesar salad that has been our traditional first-night-in-London dinner since 1994. These and other essentials acquired, it's a quick walk back to the apartment to complete the unpacking.

Moved in, fridge stocked, feet propped up until it's time to heat dinner, we explore the wonderful world of British television: quiz shows, cooking shows, shelter porn, re-runs from the U.S.; we nap until dinner time.

We'll go exploring tomorrow.

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