Next week I return to England for my 22nd visit there. People often ask why do you keep returning to England? The answer is complex but usually involves the words "the people and their kindness." Here is an example of the most current reason I love England so much: I recently e-mailed Hooper's Department Store in Royal Tunbridge Wells to ask when they unveil their Christmas windows. I had the serendipitous opportunity to be there in 2007 just at the moment of the opening of the windows.The manager responded that the unveiling events will occur on November 6th. When I indicated that that was our arrival date but that we would come down from London to see them later in our visit, he replied with an invitation to meet him whilst at Hooper's. This is truly extraordinarily kind.
Highly recommend that if your schedule allows the opportunity to be in Royal Tunbridge Wells on November 6th that you pop into Hooper's. Special surprises will await I am certain.
Oh, to be in England once again!