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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Well its almost 24 hours since my Cunard Cruise group and I arrived back in Toronto.

Yesterday was pretty seamless.   Getting off Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, was so well organized and in no time we boarded our coach and were on our way to Windsor Castle where we visited St. George’s Chapel which was established in the 14th Century by King Edward III.  Yesterday they scheduled hourly, 10 minute Christmas services.   We were just in time for the 11am service.  I was so pleased to hear the church organ.

Hotel rooms across charming, Windsor quickly sold out just hours after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed that their Wedding will take place on May 19th.  The chapel holds an intimate 800 guests in comparision to Westmister Abbey that holds 2000.

Harry was christened in the chapel in 1984 when he was 3 months old which means he can also marry there.

Windsor and the Castle will get much media attention prior to the wedding so we feel fortunate that we were able to tour around St. George’s Chapel.

Heathrow Airport was busy but certainly not unmanageable.  Our Air Canada flight was at capacity.  The later afternoon A/C flight to Toronto was majorly delayed so some of those passengers joined our flight.  The Air Canada flight crew on our homeward journey were 100% better than the crew we had flying to London.  We were pleased with the meal and the service – very well done!

We were all tired when we arrived back to Toronto and it was sad to say our farewells.

This morning I joined the rest of my family at Moms.  We always end up watching a Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) movie over Christmas and today was no exception.  The 2011 movie, “Johnny English” made us laugh many times.

As usual Mom had way too much food prepared but we enjoyed every bite.

Those dreaming of a White Christmas will get their wish.  The snow started to fall at 3pm and up to 20cm of the white stuff will fall in parts of Southern Ontario by Christmas Day.

A fraction of that snow fall amount shut down Windsor Castle when my group flew to London a couple weeks ago.

When I glance outside, “It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas”.  The song with the same name was written in 1951 by Meredith Wilson.  Did you realize that Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada claims that Wilson wrote the lyrics to that song while staying in Yarmouth’s Grand Hotel.

Be sure to cover up while outside and drive safe.

May the Spirit of Christmas fill your home with peace, joy and love.

 

 

 

    2 Responses

  1. And to all the Walters Family…Merry Christmas a Happy Healthy New Year. Lynda

  2. Merry Christmas and New Year
    Bradley.. All the Best In 2018.. See you in Feb.. looking forward to that trip.. Debbie…

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