When you do you will be very welcome to stay with me. I live just south of London. You must also visit the Lake District in the north which is close to the Scottish border. It is wonderful, you will love it. I lived there for seventeen years and it broke my heart when I had to leave:-(
Thank you so much. I hope to come over one day. Scotland is high on my list. Madeline, I don't have you email adres but I want to thank you for all your sweet comments on my blog :-)
I have done that a few times many years ago, by boat it takes long, but it is a really nice way to travel.