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    • Day 36

      Last day last minute shop

      October 9 in England ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      Well the day has come. Last official day left to do any last minute shopping and ensure all the holiday money is spent. Couldn’t quite manage to do that and suitcases are full!
      Spent the morning at Spitalfields market, found a whole area we had missed the other day. Grabbed a few more bits and bobs as did the others. Popped down to Angel/Islington to get a security tag off an item Lulu had bought a few days before, quick bite to eat and then back to the apartment.
      Nice little rest before out to dinner at a great place with Dan and Cami, just a few minutes walk away. Food was delicious, company was great and a great way to end an epic 37 day trip.
      Early rise tomorrow. I leave here at 8 and the rest of the crew at 10 ….. did I mention we had a problem with no hot water today and the men were at the apartment when we got back from dinner. It’s not looking good!
      Could be a quick wash only in the morning. 😝
      See ya in NZ. Thanks for coming along for the ride
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    • Day 30

      Back to London and good coffee😁

      October 3 in England ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

      We arrived back to London on Monday after a 1.5 hour delay. Everyone frayed and tired. Didn’t make it to our accommodation till nearly midnight, so everyone just wanted a shower and bed. Lulu isn’t staying with us but bunked on the couch for the night due to the late hour. Accommodation is A1 with four bedrooms, easy access to everything and very close to transport. Great selection Kel.
      Tuesday up and out to get some breakfast nosh and coffee and back to cook bacon and eggs on toast, and then Lulu was off to her friends in Henley for a few days. She will be back on Friday for our Tina Turner night out.
      Kel went to meet up with her boy Dan for the day and business friends over here. Susie Beth and I off to the nail spa to get some much needed foot and hand work done. Found a great place and enjoyed the massages and conversation. Lovely bloke told us where to get the No 55 bus to Oxford Street and off we went like seasoned pros!
      Had a lovely tapas style lunch at Emery Road, and finally a decent Pinot Gris slipped down my throat. First real wine since we left London all those days ago.
      Shopping went well 😆 and the girls both were able to get their new suitcases for the extras.
      Came back to the house and dropped everything off then out to find dinner. Went into a bar and ordered a pinot gris, it had filo pies and I was looking forward to that! Well, until she said they had no stock! The pinot gris turned out to be off, and even though I did offer to pay as she had poured it out (of a new bottle I thought) she said, oh no, it was one we already had opened in the fridge…no charge.
      Down the road, and saw a Sticks N Sushi place, decided that would be fab and in we went, and oh what a gorgeous place. Staff were fantastic, food magnificent, prices 😵‍💫 but hell ya only live once.
      Went and got a few more essentials from Tesco’s and back home. A busy fun day, walked our tushes off and sleep is needed.
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