We took advantage of this time to spend a few days with Jane and Jake, who were able to visit for Christmas. It was a delight to be with them and along with our Bell-playing and other Christmas involvement with our senior missionary friends and our kind FHC patrons made being away for Christmas a little less sad. We spent several hours at President Foulgers, along with Jane and Jake, on Christmas morning for a Christmas "brunch."
With Jane we visited St. Paul's Cathedral, the British Library, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum. Sister Watts and Jane went to the National Gallery as well. If you have an interest there's a brief report on some of this at http://www.thewatts.net/wattski/.
Jane left on Monday the 29th and we worked at the FHC through to New Year's eve, but closed early. Went to dinner with the Senior's (couples and two sisters) and celebrated quietly.
On Thursday we went to Canterbury with the Inskeeps and the Scotts. It's about a two hour train ride and was delightful. Canterbury is steeped in history..... Thomas Beckett, Chaucer, Roman Settlement, St. Augustine, King Aethelbert and Bertha. Check the link for pictures. We spent two nights and thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
Back to Lea Valley today and a great day in our ward meetings. Sister Watts gave a terrific Gospel Doctrine lesson to start the year on the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History. Tomorrow it's back to the Family History Centre.
We wish you all a very Happy New Year! Elder & Sister Watts