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... with me every time I saw something cool. Now
the tour was great (thanks again Michelle) but the gift shop was just
overwhelming. There was everything and if I would have had my way I would have
walked out with a wand, a Gryffindor scarf, some Quidditch robes, a golden
snitch, some chocolate frogs and Bertie Botts every flavour bean. But I didn’t,
someone talked me out of it so I ended up with a postcard and Nick got a
magnet. On the bus on ...
... but we're definitely glad we went - although we probably won't go again. It's a
completely different culture and the scenery is bleak, ugly and barren but then
also stunning, vast and beautiful in so many different ways. We saw amazing
snow covered mountains and saw the sunset, night sky and sunrise of the
desert, which was like nothing either of us have seen before - in a very good
way. But in between the stunning scenery are regions of nothing, dirty ...
... Not really my kind of taste, especially not with Marmite. Yuk!! For those who don't know what Marmite is, it's a kind of yeast extract, a by-product from beer-brewing. Not my taste, no, no, no!! You could also have crumpets with cheese, ham, marmelade, peanut butter or caramelized red onion chutney, but it still wasn't my kind of taste. We drank tea to this of course, what else? You could say though that I went to bed with a satisfied tummy!
While we're at it, I ...
And so, eventually we landed in Gatwick and stepped right into the 1960s. I had never been to Gatwick airport and so was previously unaware of the existence of a time portal which forced the main terminal to stay in 1965. After our virtually perfect European train experiences, our train into London was delayed for half an hour due to a signal failure north of Croydon, which was of little surprise to someone used to the British rail network. ...
... with modern quilts. The interior structure under the spire wasn't strong enough to support it, so it has shifted over the years. You can easily see how much it's shifted in one of our pictures. One of several remaining original copies of the Magna Carta is housed here in the Chapter House. As in Canterbury, there is scaffolding in place, restoration work in progress. Sunshine continued here as you can see in our pictures.
From Salisbury, ...