I have returned. I saw all of my relatives. It was beautiful and restorative and I drank more tea than I knew what to do with. I ate pickled onions and wensleydale cheese. My grandmother turned 100. It was Green, Everywhere. I watched sheep shearing. I visited old castles. I spent hours in used bookstores. I drank a lot of beer. A lot.
You can look at pictures from the trip here and here. There will be more to follow.