The Edgemoor Country House Hotel
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... and Dartmouth. The nearby beach, known as Slapton Sands, was in 1944 part of the site of the ill-fated Exercise Tiger.
Exercise Tiger, or Operation Tiger, was the code name for one in a series of large-scale rehearsals for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, which took place on Slapton Sands or Slapton Beach in Devon. Coordination and communication problems resulted in friendly fire deaths during the exercise, and an Allied ...
We were up early and looking for an iPad but couldn't find one. Luckily Catherine got up not long after and made us breakfast. Eventually Dad joined us and later Mum and Phil got up.
Phil was ringing the bells at the Church next door so we went and watched. It looked easy. I wanted to have a go but apparently you need to practise how to do it.
After that we went home and Phil made us bacon and eggs for everyone, so we had a second breakfast.
When we were ...
... with a bailey inside and was made out of shale. It was built in the 12th century on a hill overlooking the River Fowey. It had a double set of entrance gates and what looks like a dry moat. This castle bounced around in ownership during the 12th century and the only notable owner was The Black Prince Edward III. He used the castle between 1354 and 1356 to gather his feudal lords so they could show their allegiance ...
... to our plane. It was soooo small and had propellers on it. I don't think we've ever been on a pla be so small. Anyway we got on and had this quiche that Mum had cooked before we left, and before we knew it we had arrived at Exeter airport in the UK.
Dad had booked a car but when he went to pick it up they wanted to charge a one-way fee. Dad said that it wasn't included in the booking and they had to ring up and check with the company he had booked with. He was right ...
... with David and Alison, in their amazingly rural and lovely hideaway at La Redorte, near Carcassonne. Amazing that they are going to come and visit us in Turi in November!
And then with Pete, Al' and Trace in the south of Spain. On both of the trips I was privileged to be part of everyone's everyday life and made to feel very welcome as part of the family.
If I hadn't had these two visits as part of ...