Friday, May 30, 2014

All In The Family

My family arrived in Europe nearly two weeks ago and time has been passing far too quickly! 

After a busy week spent sightseeing in London and visiting our extended family in Milan, we headed north to Ben's charming
hometown of Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
 Mom, Dad, Olivia and I were all invited to stay at Ben's family's house and I have to admit, I was a bit nervous; There would be nine of us under one roof after all, and this was the first time the parents/siblings would be meeting each other! However, it turned out I needn't have worried as everyone got along wonderfully and we had a great few days: Walking along the hills and valleys of the Longmynd, going back in time at the old country estate of Attingham Park and just relaxing at the Humphreys' cosy home with a cup of tea. 

The 9 of us on the Longmynd

Making a bridge with Church Stretton in the background

Afternoon tea at Attingham Park

The 'rents

Out for dinner with Ben's whole family

Ben and I 

Our time in the picturesque county of Shropshire was short but oh so sweet, especially since it gave Ben and I the chance to visit with both of our families at the same time. But our holiday isn't over yet! After the families/new-found friends said their goodbyes (and promised to add each other on Facebook) the four of us and Ben were off to explore some more of the UK. After a scenic drive through the Lake District of Cumbria, we've arrived in bonnie Scotland... First stop, Glasgow!

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