Exaggerate ~

Represent (something) as being larger, greater, better, or worse than it really is:

We arrived early for our flight from Heathrow due to all the hype that was put out in the news about the batteries in electronic devices being checked. We were told and alerted by our airline to make sure all our batteries were fully charged as they would be subject to confiscation if the device did not turn on properly.

The reality for Dear and me was that none of our devices were checked to see if they would turn on. We made it through security lickity split and had a relaxing wait for our flight.

P1050516Here’s a little travel tip for you when traveling to and from Heathrow airport. Souvenir type items can be bought at the terminal and they seem to be priced lower than the street vendors and stores in London. There are several shops to choose from. We came in and out of terminal 3. I’m pretty sure terminals 4 and 5 had more shops than teminal 3. The Harrods shop you see in this photo had items clearly marked as less than their store in Kensington. The Starbucks at the airport had mugs from several locations in England, Scotland and Wales and the mugs were just under seven pounds each. Her’s the one I chose this year.

P1050519Since we were in Wales on this trip and once before I thought it a good choice. The mug on the left I purchased at England’s version of  T.J. Maxx called T.K. Maxx!

The Thames 107Here’s something we can’t overdo or exaggerate, being thankful to God. We are thankful for His watch care over us during our whole trip and everyday of our lives. This sign was on the doorpost of The Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, on High Street in Windsor. We walked around this church on our last full day in England.The Thames 106The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. Isaiah 40:8

When you travel abroad you really should make sure and walk into the magnificent old churches. I will be doing a post in the future with the surprise that we were treated to by visiting this church.

So we are home and enjoyed a good rest in our own bed last night. Our son Josh picked us up from the airport where going through customs was a breeze. He took us to our favorite Mexican haunt on the way home for a little taste of Mexico that we had missed while in England. Today we are working on getting a little organized, washing up some clothes, and getting over jet lag. Hopefully by tomorrow we won’t resemble this…

To Windsor 146Gargoyles are so interesting and creepy.  More from England coming soon when my thoughts are more coherent. Have a wonderful weekend.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Exaggerate ~

  1. Glad to know that you are safely back at home. Yes, “Thanks be to God.”
    There really is no place like home.
    (Somehow, I can’t picture you scowling like that gargoyle!) 🙂

  2. You could never look anything like a gargoyle Ellen. You only smile.. right? I’m very thankful you arrived home safely from your trip. Thank you for taking us along. I’m looking forward to a bit more of England.

  3. So glad you had a safe trip home, I look forward to reading more of your trip especially the church visit, Isn’t it amazing how churches always seem to draw us to them, even when i visit local towns i am always looking, and always pleasantly surprised at their architectural design, from simplicity to elaborate.
    Welcome Back!

  4. Welcome home, Ellen. I’m glad your travels were smooth and hassle-free. The comfort of sleeping in one’s own bed is something overlooked at times. Take the time you need to get over the jet lag.

  5. Glad you made it back safe and sound! Hope you get rested up soon. I listened to your dad on fasting and prayer today – wise words!! So sweet to hear his voice 🙂

  6. Haha! Made me laugh. Well it’s wonderful to be prepared no matter what. Glad that you are home and I’m sure another night or two in your own bed will be just the ticket.

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