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  • Day4

    UK day one

    February 14, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Next leg of our journey was on Norwegian Air. We boarded the plane after a freshen up shower at Singapore airport. We got fed at the beginning of the flight then settled down to get as much sleep as possible. We all managed to get some sleep, before we were fed again.
    Finally we arrived in the UK. Mary and Aaron were there to meet us and after a coffee we headed off in the hire car to their house in Solihull. It was a fun drive with one stop for breakfast. Had a little drive around Mary and Aaron's previous neighbourhoods then we arrived at their house and as we got out of the car it started to snow. How exciting!!!! After some food and drink we had a bit of a sleep to get over our jetlag. It was cold and rainy which we enjoyed as we just had some fish and chips for dinner and enjoyed each other's company. Early to bed as we were very tired.Read more

  • Day6

    UK day 2- Birmingham

    February 16, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 0 °C

    We had a good night's sleep and up reasonably early. No snow today but beautiful fresh sunny day. After brekky and shower we all got into the car and Mary and Aaron drove us into Birmingham with commentary. Going through all different types of areas from the less wealthy suburbs to the posher places. We drove through Bournville where the Cadbury factory is and the village that Mr Cadbury had built for the factory workers when the factory first began in 1824.
    Continuing on into the town centre. It was icy cold in the wind and we had a nice warm cup of coffee then had a walk around town.
    Back in the car and out of Birmingham into the country, so pretty with the winter trees. We ended up at a pub, the Crabmill in Henley-in-Arden, to have some lunch. A bit more of a sightseeing tour around some beautiful heritage listed country estates with magnificent scenery. Back to Mary and Aaron's getting quite weary. Mary and Geoff went off to IKEA to buy a chair while they had a big enough car to fit it in. Jan, Aaron and I had some toast and relaxed in the warm house. Another early night as we were very tired.
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  • Day6

    UK day 3- Cotswolds

    February 16, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 1 °C

    Today the sun was shining and the skies were blue, so we headed off to one of our favourite parts of the world , the Cotswolds. We drove through some beautiful countryside and cute towns and eventually ended up in the Cotswolds. A drive through 3 picture postcard villages, Buckland, Laverton and Stanton. OMG so many photo options, it almost looks like a movie set in a British movie or TV show. Broadway was the town where we had lunch and a walk through the main street and popped into sweet little shops. One place was an old Georgian style building with homewares and furnishing, the building was just amazing and you could imagine it in its days as a home for some wealthy people. After our walk around we drove through some more countryside dotted with sheep ready to pop with little lambs. We saw a fox heading into his lair and beautiful pheasants in the fields. Another stop was made at Broadway Tower where the view was just devine. We saw Deer around the tower and it was quite icy on the hill but sunny. Drove on to Chipping Campden where we had afternoon tea in a sweet little tea rooms, another walk around into some more cute homewares and decorating shops then back on the road for a bit more of a tour, taking advantage of the beautiful day we had. We drove through Blockley, Bourton-on-the-Hill and Moreton-in-Marsh. Back home to Solihull.Read more

  • Day7

    UK day 4- local day

    February 17, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 2 °C

    Just a lazy local day today. Catch up on washing and shopping. Geoff and I walked into the town centre, about 25 minutes. It was cool to start but warmed up as we walked. We had a shop around then Mary and Jan drove in and we all had lunch in Touchwood shopping centre. Geoff and I walked back then Aaron drove us to get some fireworks but it was closed. Pie and veg for dinner tonight then off to bed.Read more

  • Day8

    UK day 5- Blenheim Palace

    February 18, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 5 °C

    Today we headed down to Blenheim Palace near Oxford. The weather was cold and grey but dry. We started in the palace and worked our way around the huge rooms with many beautiful paintings, tapestries and homewares. We refreshed with some lunch then a lovely walk around the beautiful grounds.

  • Day17

    UK day 14- Head to Gatwick

    February 27, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ -2 °C

    Happily we woke to a winter wonderland having snowed over night. It was soooo beautiful and we were very excited, unlike the locals who were moaning. We packed our bags and set off for Gatwick Hilton hotel. We went through many snow showers which was really cool. Maybe not for motorists in other areas that were affected more. We took a little side tour and drive through Windsor and stopped to take a couple of photos of the castle. Jan finally got her Castle!!!!! We arrived at Gatwick Hilton and sorted out our bags before we had our last meal together.Read more

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