Friday, May 30, 2008


Aloha Bloggers from merry olde England...

Meet Mr. Plane: The Boeing 747 that carried us safely all the way from LAX to Heathrow.
British Airways Rocks!
I ended up giving a signed copy of LOTTERY to our flight attendant Deborah. She took very good care of us.

The 10 + hours just flew by (a tiny joke, that.)
Of course I had to take a picture out the window of the Grand Canyon.

And another coming into London.

Customs was great fun.
"Why are you coming to England?"
"Well you see there's this Orange Prize..."
He took my card with the cover of LOTTERY and my website and promised to buy my book.
I believe him.
England is flatter than I expected and I was cheered to see a pasture of horses right next to the airport.
All the way to our hotel I took pictures.

And now?
We are both dazed from jet lag and the 19 hour journey.
And missing Touloose.


Leatherdykeuk said...

Welcome to England. At least it stopped raining for you :)

Heidi the Hick said...

Oh man, I love England.

Have fun and good luck!!

pierre l said...

Strangely enough I was also going to mention the rain. Have a good time in the UK. Good luck with the Orange prize.

ORION said...

Just got back from the theater. Soho is madly wonderful. We saw The Gods of Carnage with Ralph Fiennes and had fabulous Italian food.

Bookfool said...

I adore London. I hope you have a fabulous time. Break a pencil (that's some writerly good luck)! Eat a prawn mayonnaise sandwich from a local newsagent (advice)! Mind the gap (wouldn't want you to fall under a train)!

Oh, and I thought it was very cool to see that Philippa Gregory recommends your book for summer reading, here:

JKB said...

London is so great. I have my fingers CROSSED!

If you want, pop over to Germany and come hang out. Yoda *my Toolouse* would lurve to say HI!

Kimber An said...

What a fabulous adventure! Have so much fun.

laughingwolf said...

grats on the safe arrival... and the great 'poms' you encountered ;)

Lisa said...

Touloose misses you too and so does Girl Kitty but I'm doing my best to keep them entertained. The snapping shrimp are in rare form...very loud! I'm glad you're enjoying London despite the jetlag and by the way...Orion rocks!

Chumplet said...

Those horses beside the airport must be either deaf or totally freaked out.