The End

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Now that we are back in the states. I won’t be updating this blog anymore.

Thanks so much for reading!

To keep up with us.  check out these other places where we digress.

Bruce – www.cardiphonia.org

PJ – www.urbangardenpa.org

Back Home in Virginia

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With strange mixed up feelings of familiarity and sadness we arrived safely at Dulles.  Mom and Dad B were there to pick us up and quickly ferried us off to a local mexican dive for some comfort food.  We reminisced about living in London and looked forward to the daunting challenges ahead.  When we left for the UK in September 2007 the economy was striving and Obama was still a junior senator.  It has been a tremendous 2 years for so many of us.   Thanks for all of your love, prayers, and encouraging emails during this journey.  Pj has Masters in hand, and considering all things it was a life changing experience for us.

Bon Voyage Soiree

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Our great friends threw together a last minute party for us at our local, The Camden Arms.  It was a great way to send us off and we were thankful for the many friends that came ’round from all parts of London.  Particular thanks to Mary Brown for the great homemade cake and George for organizing.

Camden Town Church

 

CamdenTown Church

CamdenTown Church

One of the saddest parts of having to leave London was our wonderful growing spiritual community.  We were part of a church plant in Camden Town sponsored by the International Presbyterian Church (child of Francis Schaeffer).  Here is a picture outside of the Pub where we met on sunday mornings.  Proudly showing of our new sign board.

Leda and the Swan – Southwark Playhouse

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Urban Garden Performing Arts were featured as part of the “Secrets” series at the Southwark Playhouse last weekend.  They performed an original piece based on the greek myth Leda and the Swan.  They had around 50 people in the audience for the show.  I performed between sets.  It was a fantastic night for both the performers and the audience. (This picture is from a snapshot taken by a Flip video recorder)

National History Museum

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One of the places on our list to visit before exit was the Natural History Museum.  Part of the original collections were specimens gathered during Darwin’s “Voyage of the Beagle.”  This place is a victorian mecca of taxidermied animals.  Make sure and check out the collection of about 300 hummingbirds in the bird section and ‘archie’ the giant squid.   This is the 200 year anniversary of Darwin’s birth and they have a wonderful exhibit on his life and ideas.

Lebanese Road

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Friends Adrian and Christie gathered a bunch of us together to introduce us to the fine fair on Edgeware Road.  It is well known in London for its Lebanese food and hookah bar’s.  It was fantastic on both counts.  At the hookah bar we went with the traditional apple…the best part watching our attendant swinging the coals.