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... new. All the usual shops.
We are staying at Ibis tonite, so check in, not impressed, not very helpful staff, no nice little soaps and stuff in the bathroom, only 1 towel each, but I couldn't even hear the planes, even though Heathrow was less than 1km away. Our room looked out over farm land, which was surprising too.
Dinner downstairs was the worst meal I've had, the waitress was very nice but the food was ****.
So, what was needed was a plan and over a few weeks this evolved. We both knew that this year off hadn’t cured any travel bugs and that we wanted to go away again, maybe more than once and experience more of the world, its people and cultures. This isn’t going to be possible without saving up again so inevitably we are both returning to work to save like mad so that we can turn our plan into a reality. Within ...
We got to Petersfield where we stayed at the Cricketers Inn.
That night Heather met us to take us to their place for a meal. It was good to see both Mike and Heather who we hadn't seen for 5 years. They were annual visitors to Jajarawong for many years.
Next day Heather took us by train to Portsmouth...in particular to see the Maritime Museum.
The area taken up by the museum is large and is in ...
... from the Goodwood Revival weekend.
We ate at the Forrester's pub that evening. A passing car managed to soak us as we walked to the pub. Like we hadn't been wet enough earlier in the day. The campsite warden had told us the pub was pretentious but we had a lovely meal and enjoyed watching the local gents in their tweed and plus fours having a quiet drink and discussing their highlights of the Goodwood Revival.
An early start was in order today as we knew we had to get to Hilltop as it opened to get on the car park. After a brisk journey, including the sight of some early morning skinny dipping, we arrived and queued. Very excited and impressed with the whole thing, the house and garden were amazing. The house is like a time capsule and you can see her inspirations at every turn. If you visit, don't forget to look out for her books opened to ...