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Husband and I are back safe and sound, and with lots of spiffy new memories and experiences. (If you can't remember or never knew, we were in England and Scotland on vacation for the last 2 weeks.) I'll post a write-up with pictures soon, but for now I think some sleep is required in order to counter the jet lag - we have a mere 8-hour time difference to make up.

Here's one to tide you over, of us two squares at Loch Ness. Hey, it was cold and windy, and that's the only excuse I'll make as to appearances and dress.

In the meantime, I'll answer questions if you have any. Also, you need to tell me if anything interesting happened in the last two weeks, because, really, you'll be doing me a favor. I'm not even going to attempt to read the last 800 friends' pages, or whatever it would take to catch up. So tell me here: how are you?

Thank you.

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elycia
Apr. 17th, 2004 10:20 pm (UTC)
I wondered why you were suddenly so quiet! Welcome home! I'm jealous of your trip, though. I don't have a huge burning desire to see continental Europe, but the U.K. has always held a fascination for me.

Will you be posting photos of castles and villages and such? I hope so!
mollyringle
Apr. 17th, 2004 10:38 pm (UTC)
The UK is pretty easy to deal with compared to continental Europe (I imagine), since it's English-speaking and all. Go if you get the chance! But beware, the dollar is painfully weak against the pound right now. :)

Oh yes, I have about a hundred photos that I just need to organize and resize and put online. Some would make lovely desktops...
celtic4
Apr. 17th, 2004 10:31 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! Lovely picture you posted...I'd kill to go to Scotland. ^_^
mollyringle
Apr. 17th, 2004 10:43 pm (UTC)
Well, you don't have to do that; you just have to pay people a certain sum of money and sit on a plane for a freakishly long time. :)

Thanks for the welcome back!
trilliah
Apr. 17th, 2004 10:40 pm (UTC)
*glomps* *clings*

You're back! I use my new humorous icon to commemorate the event.

...um, that icon consists of the most exciting news I accumulated while you were away, so your caught up from here. :)
mollyringle
Apr. 17th, 2004 10:45 pm (UTC)
*clings/glomps back*
Thank you! It is indeed good to be home.

Hee hee! Good icon.
fifteensixty
Apr. 17th, 2004 11:01 pm (UTC)
Oh Molly, my envy defies being put into words.

Basically, you have done what I have wanted desperately to do for years and years. I haven't been to the UK since I was six weeks old when I was on display to my various Scottish/English/Welsh relatives (so I don't remember any of my visit, of course, and if there was anything to remember, it probably would just have been quaint old aunts pinching my face), and if I could have one thing in the world (other than a hobbit) it would be a plane ticket to the UK. First chance I get, I'm taking up a research position at the University of Glasgow (that's the dream).

Loch Ness looks absolutely beautiful. Looking forward to more photos and some exciting anecdotes. ;)
mollyringle
Apr. 20th, 2004 06:19 pm (UTC)
Yes - pick a date and go! If I, the coward, can do it, I'm sure you can. Don't dream it, be it, and all that. :)
mekkio
Apr. 17th, 2004 11:18 pm (UTC)
Welcome back. How was the food in Scotland? Did anyone say anything about your accent? (Personally, I love it that when I travel abroad suddenly I'm the one who "talks funny". I think it's a hoot.)

And you didn't miss anything over here. Just slowly going out of my skull. You know, same old, same old.
mollyringle
Apr. 20th, 2004 06:21 pm (UTC)
I thought the food was actually pretty good. Though I wasn't too keen on the "black pudding," nor do I want to know what was in it. *shudder* In general, Britain is getting with the times in their cooking, and being more healthful and gourmet about it.

Nope, nobody commented on our accents. Though one Scottish tour guide did ask if he should fake an American accent for us so we could understand him better. We vehemently declined, of course. :)
rachel2205
Apr. 29th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
BLOOD! Largely. Mwahaha.
mollyringle
May. 2nd, 2004 12:22 pm (UTC)
Very Goth, isn't it? :)

I knew about the blood part, and it didn't bother me too much. If you're going to eat meat anyway, why not blood? But that particular blood pudding/black pudding wasn't very appealing. Maybe other places make it better...
patientx
Apr. 18th, 2004 12:33 am (UTC)
I was wondering where you were too, but now I know, so thanks and welcome back!
rachel2205
Apr. 18th, 2004 04:24 am (UTC)
Heeeeeeeey lady. Glad you had a good time on this crazy island of ours. April probably wasn't the best time though - I bet you spent most of it damp! :D There were some nice sunny days though, weren't there?

Anyway, lots has happened to me, but I don't really feel like writing about it here. Nice to see you though!
teasel
Apr. 18th, 2004 04:37 am (UTC)
Welcome back! Did you trek about visiting Improving Literary and Historical Sites, or did you spend all your time hanging out in pubs and leading impressionable persons astray?

You didn't miss much. Universal courtesy, kindliness, and good fellowship have prevailed in the LotR fandom. And video files of the long-suppressed Frodo bubble bath scene were released onto the net in Bulgaria. Apart from that, same old same old.
mollyringle
Apr. 20th, 2004 06:23 pm (UTC)
*cackles at your icon* Priceless.

I'm more the geekly Literary/Historical type, but pubs are often the only places open for meals, so we spent a fair amount of time in those too. Most atmospheric.

Pshaw, you're such a kidder. Courtesy and kindliness in the fandom, indeed. *snort*
Still looking for that bubble bath scene on Limewire, though. What's the file name?
;)
ramaustin
Apr. 18th, 2004 09:01 am (UTC)
I am fine, thanks :)

That picture is truly awesome! did you see the monster? I think that's the first pic I have seen with you and your hubby together-- you look very fine together indeed!

Glad you are back safely..
Looking forward to seeing further stuff from your trip once you get your bearings straight.
mollyringle
Apr. 20th, 2004 06:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
That's probably the only picture of us together from the whole trip, actually. Usually one of us is busy being cameraman. :)
jazzypoet
Apr. 18th, 2004 09:59 am (UTC)
Glad you're back Molly! *hugs* Loved that photo! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures. :-)
sopdetly
Apr. 18th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
Molleeeee! Welcome back! Glad you had a great time :) Myself? I am well and totally geeky. Pretty much as you left me ;) Can't wait to see more pics!
mollyringle
Apr. 20th, 2004 06:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Hey, by the way, they had gorgeous Calcium Kid posters up in the London Underground. Mmm, shirtless Orlando with curlydark hair and boxing gloves and puzzled expression...
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