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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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With the wonders of modern travel, Virgin Airlines get us to Gatwick half an hour early at 5.20 am on 30th December, after the usual arrival formalities I manage to load all our suitcases and rucksacks onto a trolley and head through the arrivals scrummage and into the increasing cold in Gatwick Railway station to try and sort a change of ticket from our original February return to immediate ones. The cold is no good for ...
... no idea how - but now I have 10 novels to keep me occupied. After the e-reader problems I then experienced a sat nav failure. I was driving happily along towards Devon when suddenly the screen froze, Fanny Anne refused to speak and nothing I did would persuade her to start again. This happened about a year ago and I found that after turning the engine off and then restarting it (and the Sat Nav) all was well, however this time it isn't. So ...
So it begins. The bags are packed we're ready to go, as the song says. Goodbye Wilbraham Court and our lovely neighbours for 9 weeks of exotic travels. Beryl our wonderful friend drives us to the station as by the wonders of Brunels famous railway we are on our way from Newton Abbot, Devon to pastures new. Gosh we're excited. The joys of 1st class rail means for maybe the last time for some days we can sit back relax and be waited ...
... lot more about her and her family. Her husband was in the bombing raid on Arnhem and coined the phrase "A Bridge Too Far".
Then across to Dartmoor and Princetown, site of H.M. Prison for really bad criminals! Met up with old friends Jo and Andrew for lunch at The Plume of Feathers pub, where I had been many times in the past when I lived nearby. ...
... Mother always took a cooked chicken with us on holiday, but as some of you well know, if we're travelling on a train, we'll have a chicken to munch on. When the time arrives, we'll do all we can to avoid the toshiba! Roast chicken in French stick went without incident, Toshiba guy looked a little surprised as the French stick arrived, followed by salt, pepper, ketchup, butter and a bread knife to carve the chicken with, but we managed to avoid getting ...