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Travel Blogs from Newport Pagnell
... had a 10am meeting in Theddingworth. We met her contact, Ginny Beeby, and she showed us into and around the local church (that dates back to the 1200's). While Sheila and her looked over records and such, I made myself busy taking about 20 pictures of the church and its surroundings. Sheila has found church records of family members being both baptized ...
... was given a bottle of
Mount Gay rum and I have a beauty bag full of Liz Earle toiletries, a
favourite of Ali's. The sun came out during the meal – not an
opportunity to be missed, the wedding party disappeared for another
quick photo session.
had her shoes painted with their names on the back, tartan on the
front, Kiwis and RAF roundel etc. Her bouquet was red, blue and
white roses formed in the RAF roundel. The detailed planning ...
We enjoyed a day going along the canal and both Derek and I had a turn at the helm under Peter's patient guidance. It was quite an experience going through a 2800yard tunnel and passing other boats in the darkness. We also went through two locks in both directions and learned how to open and close the lock gates. I was amazed how hard it was to do and take my hat off to Meagan who always gets the job of doing this while Peter handles the boat.
... We decided eventually to go today because tomorrow's weather could be even worse. We donned waterproofs and set off. We did have a few short heavy showers but the sun did come out a couple of times. We are now relaxing, knowing we have no more uphill double locks to face for a while.
The journey through Berkhamsted is really quite pleasant. There are houses both sides of the water most of ...
... will be negligible.
The reaction I keep getting when I tell someone where I'm going and that I'm going on my own falls into one of two camps; there's the 'omg you're mental!' side (said with raised eyebrows while thinking that I'm clearly going to be kidnapped on arrival and kept chained to a radiator in a shack halfway up a mountain while demands are sent offering me as swapsies for the Falkland Islands - the more observant among you ...