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  • Day135

    Slight change in flight times

    November 13, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 3 °C

    .... and here we are in Manchester!!!
    Thai air changed our flight times but at least sent an email. We got the free transport from our accommodation in Bangkok , checked in at the airport and tonight found ourselves checking into an apartment in Manchester at 7pm for the night!! Not sure whether we r coming or going- hence the emergency photos!!
    Finally K’s fave sporks are no more!! They were the best 50p from a car boot sale in Cornwall before we left for Russia.
    The Marlborough Sav Blanc was sooo good and v much appreciated.
    The Xmas lights are a little confronting but pleasant to look at in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester- we just can’t believe we r here!!
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  • Day154

    Porthtowan

    December 2, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    This morning involved chasing up a few jobs for mum before we drove to Porthtowan to take advantage of the beautiful sunshine.
    In between this K got v excited about a trip to Sainsburys supermarket to stock the apartment up with essentials.
    Lunch and a coffee in The Blue Bar Porthtowan, bathed in sunshine was v lovely.
    Back to the apartment we made use of the kitchen facilities and made dinner for mum and pete with a lasagne and home cooked rice pudding.
    Now relaxing with a programme called Innocent before heading off to bed.

    http://www.blue-bar.co.uk/
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  • Day17

    Last London day

    September 15, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Yet again it is balmy sunny weather. Londoners are in heaven enjoying it, sitting in parks and basking. And of course it is great for visitors too!

    Today Omnia was seeing more friends, and we had an arrangement to meet Kate Gorely at about midday. We love seeing her, the only Gorely who lives in London, and she had also organised for Minty and Oriana (her cousins, my cousin Susan’s daughters) to come too. Such fun. I had seen Oriana a few years ago when she was in Oz, but don’t think I’d seen Minty (Araminta) for about 20 years, when she was running a vodka bar In Soho!! So we met at Brixton, near-ish to where Kate and Oriana live, and had a leisurely light lunch in a Brixton pub, in the garden courtyard. Very pleasant, and a lovely catch up.

    Amr and I had walked from the hotel to Victoria this morning, where we caught the tube to Brixton, and coming back we got the train to Green Park and walked back from there so we have had our dose of walking for the day. Amr’s Apple Watch says we walked about 17 kms....we have to keep ready for the official walk in a week’s time!

    Now back and about to have an Indian meal with Omnia. Another really lovely day.
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  • Day139

    Post wedding- a bit of a slow day

    November 17, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Despite getting to bed at 3am we were up at 8am with cups of coffee and reflections of the day.... followed by reflections of 1997!!!
    12pm saw us get a taxi to Dukes 92 for post wedding lunch for anyone who wanted to come. About 30 tired, slightly hungover and hungry people spent a v pleasant couple of hours chatting, laughing, eating and drinking coffee before heading in every direction to all corners of the UK- hoping we see each other again before too long. Great, great wkend xxRead more

  • Day156

    Perranuthanoe

    December 4, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    Spent the morning with mum at an appointment whilst K was left to freely wander around the supermarkets- dangerous!!
    After lunch pete drive us down to the beautiful coastal village of Perranuthnoe for a coffee before heading through Marazion to sight see St Michaels Mount in the most beautiful light.
    On the way home it was a visit to Rinsey Cove where some of Poldark was filmed before home for dinner.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perranuthnoe

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Michael's_Mount

    https://www.intocornwall.com/engine/azabout.asp?guide=Rinsey Cove (Porthcew)
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  • Day192

    Day in London and an Oyster malfunction

    January 9 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Had a breakfast cuppa with Lou and Nat before they headed off to work and we headed off into London for a day of sightseeing and last minute shopping. Our flight was at 9pm from Heathrow so we had all day and we weren’t due to pick up our big bags until 4pm-5pm.
    Got the bus and then the train to Victoria Station with plans to head to the V and A museum. The Mary Quant exhibition is on but is sadly ticketed and quite pricey so we planned to do free viewing only.
    At Victoria we topped up Kate’s Oyster card, went across to the tube... and it immediately stopped working! Luckily she had the receipt to prove she had just topped up not a minute before. What ensued next was a totally British farce. After trying several times the tube staff member told us we had to go back into the main train stations were to sort it out. I had to be let back through the tube barrier as I had tapped on.
    Up to the station and explained the scenario to another staff member who insisted it just needed topping up until he also unsuccessfully tried the card reader despite us telling him repeatedly. Next we got sent to the Visitors Centre where our only options were to buy another oyster card for £5 and then call to transfer the balance over - he could not do this for us! However it would take at least 30 mins to do this so we could buy another ticket to where we wanted to go. However we were working on a capped day rate (£13.20) for multiple journeys having taken the bus and train already.
    No other option we purchased another oyster and then went to Wetherspoons ( yes I hate Wetherspoons!) as it was nearby and had free coffee refills whilst we sorted this all out.
    40 mins later with our breakfast being given to the next table, the oyster transfer was complete except the £5.10 we had already spent this am that could not be put towards the daily capped rate as planned nor could they/ would they compensate us for the inconvenience of the total hour taken out of our day.
    Off we went on our way ( I was later overcharged £7.50 for tapping on and not tapping off within the hour whilst sorting this which meant another 25 mins on the phone at the airport trying to reclaim this!!)
    Anyway we finally got to the V and A, did a bit of last minute shopping, tried unsuccessfully to sort out my travel bag with its non functioning handle ( it needs to be sent away to be assessed- not helpful when it’s full of 23 kgs of gear and can only be posted back to UK and can’t get an immediate replacement etc etc), had a coffee and then got soaking wet at the last hour before heading to the airport!
    China eastern check in was smooth and all in time and we must admit that both of us were more than ready to take off and head home for the summer sun.
    Goodbye UK
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  • Day50

    Happy Bday Blake and Polurrian Hotel

    August 20, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Started the day with a bday breakfast for Blake my second eldest nephew who turned 20, at my fave cafe on Gyllyngvase Beach.
    Then picked up my other nephew Jake and his gf Rhiannon for a drive down to Polurrian Hotel with breathtaking views of the Cornish coast.
    A trip onto St Just and then a stop for ice cream at Marazion so we could see St Michaels Mount saw us get home after a great day out.
    Finished the day with strawberries and lashings if clotted cream and a DVD of Fisherman’s Friend based on the true story of a Cornish SeaShanty group. Kate is getting Cornish culture immersion lessons by the bucket load!!!
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  • Day52

    More family time and a haircut

    August 22, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    I spent the day seeing my brother whilst Kate had an admin day, shopping and a visit to Truro on the bus immersing herself in more Cornish culture... to which the feedback was quite negative today. Sadly racism, constant negativity and bad customer service didn’t enamour her to the cathedral city of Truro one bit. Luckily she liked her haircut!Read more

  • Day13

    First full day in London

    September 11, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    It’s now Thursday morning, but it was too late to write up then. Having had a LONG sleep on Tuesday night, we felt ready to hit the town...but actually, I have to say that I did feel a bit fuzzy despite plenty of sleep. But we did quite a lot. After breakfast, which is included in our accommodation this time, we set off, walked through Hyde Park, saw there was a September 11 memorial, which was ignored even though it was today sept. 11. Nearby there was a butterfly biosphere...a tent with many species of butterflies in a very tropical tent, so we went in just for fun.

    Then we walked along, through Mayfair towards the British Museum where we spent a few hours looking at the fascinating things there. After we wandered the streets, such lovely buildings (mostly) and in passing picked up our tickets for Mamma Mia from the Novello theatre in Aldwych, (that is for Friday) and also for the concert tonight (Thursday) from St Martin in the Fields in Trafalgar Square.

    After more wandering we actually took the underground to Knightsbridge - getting a little wearier by then - and walked to South Kensington, lots of eateries there...had a pre dinner drink at happy hour, then a pizza and salad before walking to the Royal Albert Hall for our Proms concert. Realised we were joining quite a crowd walking in the same direction...there is a real atmosphere at the prom concerts. Found our seats and enjoyed the whole spectacle. Virtually full house, with always people standing in the middle . We thought it was a concert of Bach orchestral suites - it was, but unbeknown to us there were other very short non-Bach 21st century works interspersed....(they can never have a concert there days without something new and “enlightening” it seems!)...however, this did not detract from the Bach...just lovely. It was an orchestra from Dunedin NZ (their equivalent ACO i imagine)...

    So we walked back after the concert, and decided to have our complimentary drink in the bar at the hotel (because we are such faithful silver Accor members!)...so it was almost midnight when we went to bed, and of course, having been fighting sleep during the soothing Bach at the concert, we found ourselves wide awake....

    So here we are, Thursday morning, slept in till almost 9, ready for a new day!
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  • Day13

    The Lakes District

    December 26, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 3 °C

    We woke to a pretty quite town outside. Everyone was starting a little late after Christmas Day. We wandered down the street and found a great cafe for brekky, before exploring the shops. We nearly had to call an ambulance when an old local took a tumble onto the road right in front of us! He was adamant he was ok so we helped him to his feet and some more local people kept a close eye on him as he made his way back to the local retirement village.
    We perused Beatrix Potter world briefly but it wasn’t long before we were craving those amazing rolling hills again. So we jumped back in little blue and hit the road. We simply just followed our noses. Tunring left and right which ever way looked nicer. It wasn’t long before we were out of reception and following narrow farms tracks through the valleys. This was possibly one of the best days ever, exploring this vast and beautiful wilderness. We found a great spot on top of a massive hill. The fresh air and quiet stillness was really so relaxing.

    With daylight running out we decided to head back. We found a random pub full of hikers and stopped for a bite to eat and drink before making our way back to the town.

    Tomorrow we were going to make tracks for Scotland!
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