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... services are privately owned and they even have their own farm shop, and you know how much we like our food!! The hotel is tucked away out the back with great views of the hills, and upon checking in we discovered a duck pond directly underneath our window, complete with quacking ducks, and guess what, we were in room 22!! (one for all the bingo fans - that's you Uncy xx).
Anyway after a couple of beers, a very, very nice sandwich for us, and ...
Heading toward Keswick was an adventure. He made the GPS take us through the scenic route. This in turn took us up the mountains and around the edge of the lakes. The views were beautiful, at least the ones we could see through the snow. The further we went, the more it snowed and it was making driving the 2 wheel drive Ford Focus a bit of a challenge. We stopped at a couple of over looks to try to get a better look but the visibility was pretty bad so ...
We set off early Friday morning since I had the day off from work with the plan of heading up to lake district, grabbing a bite to eat, going for a four mile hike in lake district that is supposed to be beautiful and then going to Carlisle that night to sleep. We were going to Edinburgh this weekend and thought it would be a nice way to break up the five to six hour drive.
In typical UK fashion, the weather looked like ...
... So much gratitude and love to you all from here in Zimbabwe.
The internet is too expensive to download photos, we have hundreds of great photos we will share when we get back, including the ones we have just taken of me and the children around the lap top as I write!
Love Samara (Love Zimbabwe trustee)
Now I have shaked hands with all the children and thanked them for their help with writing this letter and ideas for the ...
I departed Oxenholme station in late afternoon, after waving my family goodbye I settled into the first stage of my long journey across the world.
After several hours on the virgin train from the north I arrived in
london at Euston, I crossed to Notting hill gate to meet natascha, my
first host of the long trip! She showed me around the area of london
where she lives and we went for a cheeky pint in a lovely little pub.