The Orestone Manor
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... but it was all very easy to find. We checked our bags in and then went into departures. The first thing that hit me was.....shopping! The other thing that hits you is it is sooooo hot! We bought our breakfast from Pret a Menger, a croissant and coffee, also some sandwiches and crisp for the flight. I just love people watching and we soon spotted the first beep beep,s and Sarah pointed out you always get a fat one and a tall one! We ...
... with taxis and the road led out of the airport and onto a motorway! Looking at Google maps (thank heaven for Google!) we found we were although not far from our destination but would not be able to walk so decided to take a taxi. £9.00 got us a really plush car with an Indian driver. He was very smart and we almost felt important in the plush black leather seats. We arrived at The Corner House Hotel in Horley to find it was really lovely and the staff were very ...
... little hazier, (which is to say we haven't really got one), but the general aim is to slowly wind our way down the North Island using whatever cheap transport we can find, hop on the ferry to the South Island and then use a guided backpackers bus to explore the wonders of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery (or so it looks in the books). We have already made arrangements to attempt two of New Zealand 'Great Walks' and also booked our stay ...
... and 20 minutes queuing is a nightmare on one of the busiest days in the British travellers calendar. Eventually we head back via a reasonable change at Reading and we get to Newton Abbott station and a quick cab ride home.
I'd pre warned our neighbours who had been fantastic at filling our empty fridge and freezer with staples to get us through our first night back. There was a welcome party ready with keys, help ...
... have to be fixed but I don't know how because the solution requires a PC and I have an Apple Mac. Bother.
After Swannage I drove down to Devon stopping at my favourite farm Shop (Felicities Farm Shop near Charmouth) to stock up on Christmas goodies. I then called in at Stover Country Park near Exeter and gave Treacle a good walk around the lake before pottering on to Hillhead Caravan Site in South Devon. I had booked a lovely serviced ...