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... spot where Bill Clinton "did not inhale".
There is a list of sites and pictures with their explanations so I will not list them all out here!
We took a break and walked around the Oxford Covered Market, which I of course loved. What is not to like about organic produce, real butcher shops, authentic street cuisine, and little boutiques. Markets are one of my favorite things about Europe.
However, we decided to ...
... so many, son look at the more recent ones for Afghanistan and couldnt get over the amount of crosses, we then headed out to the front of the house and saw the poppies that had been put out for 11-11-11, again there were many there too, we then headed back up to the cafe and watched some of the runner go through for the remembrance run, don't think it was called that but cant remember that it was called apart from it was organised by the Royal British Legion for the poppy appeal.
... Am so stoked I went north to see them. I honestly can't explain how awesome it was hanging out again. And even if I apparently don't speak to Max on facebook anymore (he's sulking a little) I think the three of us have a friendship that just slots back into place - even after all these years. Love those two something stupid - so guys, next time - not so long ok. Come visit!! xx
Swindon is home to the Great Western Railway museum, a really worthwhile rail museum.
The GWR was a huge concern, one of the biggest in the world, and their home base covered something like 1300 acres. This included office space, repair space and manufacturing area, where they made up to three steam locomotives a week in the 1930s! Unfortunately, ...
... tennis court which was interesting.
Next we went for a long walk down into the parks surrounding the main part of town which eventually led us up to the river. It was so peaceful with people punting past, or rowing little boats whilst the geese busied themselves by the river banks. All in all this little river walk cooled us down and really gave us an indication of ...