This is Mary Ailean on the right and myself, katiesmom, on the left with my hubby Brian in the middle. We met up in London when, by coincidence Mary from the West Coast USA was visiting at the same time as we were from the East Coast USA. Great fun!
HA!! You put this picture on after all, Nancy!! We talked about our looking "chubby" in it!! (lots of oat cakes for me that week. I love them and did a taste test of many varieties from Whole Foods where we shopped. The best were the brand: Perthshire made in Crieff, Ewan MacGregor's home town. We put Brian between us in the picture... My daughter Jean took it. I enjoyed the two of you very much. We, of course, talked Monarch and the last 10 years on the forums. Also, we talked about our London plans. This picture was taken in the small living room of the flat we rented in Iverna Court in Kensington. The location was good and ask me if you would like to investigate it when you make your own trip. Mary Ailean
( I thought I'd add that my birth certificate name is Mary Aileen, but for the forums years ago I changed the spelling to what I thought was a Scottish spelling. Then a poster told me that it is a form of Allen/Allan...a Scottish guys name. Oh, well, that's okay. I can ask Marie to change it if I want to be "Real". Nothing wrong with having an Irish name!! ) Mary
P.S. Mariet, Next time you come to town we'll have to have our picture taken together. Mariet and I have met up 3 times now. Our first was in a beautiful park in Portland, Oregon, where we had a picnic lunch and then walked my pug all over the place. The others times, when she was in town to see friends, we met at Powell's Books. The largest bookstore (supposedly) in the United States. The last time, my husband and I talked so much to Mariet, over lunch and cookies, she saved money by not buying more books before leaving. That is good because there is a weight requirement for the airlines, Mariet!!