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Travel Blogs from Northampton
... houses a retreat for a church organization. Then we drove around to see some of the places known to us by name only, but that were part of her families history back as far as 1700.
A quick stop at the grocery store and we were back in our room by about 1:30. We looked up some places of local interest, picked one out (despite its questionable ...
Friday the 20th of
September – the day before
collected us to shop and lunch with Janthia, Christine and Jasper in
Aylesbury. Another pub lunch – soup, a sandwich and soft drink for
five pounds. I had my dress steam-pressed at a local dry cleaners
and, because the hired shirts didn't fit, Ali took us to the stores
department of the RAF so dress shirts could be purchased for Pete,
Craig and the best man, ...
... is a family owned manor turned zoo. The beautiful place is home to the Heyworth family and was started in 1970. Forty years on the animals and the beautiful grounds go together. The zebras wander in front of the house and the giraffe house has a large walking platform around the top so you can eyeball the 3 giraffes that wander around. There are few fences and those that are there are wire and the animals are kept in by large ditches that are merely topped ...
... Sue. ''It would be far too hot and we would get bored.'' I was about to inquire whether she was using the royal 'we,' but she had moved on to the large world map further along the wall. We look at India and even though this is our third long trip and we know roughly where we are going, it has become a ritual to study the map to confirm that we really are about to return. We trace the route with our fingers and smile, this journey can be done - even though ...
... perched on top of the filling as an after thought. I'm sure they would be much better if they had proper shortcrust pastry.
The sky was almost clear when we left at near enough closing time and the village far enough from the town centre for the effects of light pollution to be reduced and we managed to locate four of the five planets expected to be visible, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn with only Mercury escaping. Five planets at once is a rare occurrence.