Five Rise Locks Hotel
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- Pets allowed
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Our holidays always seem to begin at Wetherspoons! Got dropped off by the in laws at the train station to start our adventure! And my bestie called in to see us off! Thanks so much dawn!! Pint of Guinness before the train to Manchester airport! We are so excited! And a little bit nervous to be fair. Not just for the 15 hour (!) flight either! It's such ...
So, after a loooong conversation with Mr Prest, I had to rush to the train station for my journey to York. On the train, I spoke to a woman who had just put in an offer on a house in Knaresborough. She lived in a little village called Clifton, I think. Nothing for sale in Clifton, and she'd always loved visiting Knaresborough in the summer, so they took a punt and found a place they liked - fingers crossed, she gets it!
... and was ushered into see Mr Prest by his carer. He's got all his marbles, wears a shirt and tie every day, just like when he worked in the Knaresborough bank all his career (apart from a stint in the war).
He told me about a lot of his memories, but I'll summarise mainly what he told me about the Waltons and the mill in Knaresborough. He remembers that the mill was called Walton's Mill for all of his working life ...
... to board my plane. There was a bit of time to kill doing the usual airport wandering around before i was on my way again for the last time. The simple flight only took a couple of hours and i was soon back at good old Leeds/Bradford airport where Mum was waiting to pick me up. Having been away for a relatively long time, and being on Moroccan diet, i was treated to Fish & Chips which was a welcome home in itself. What a trip it has been ...
Being a princess already at the fact I can't shower when I showered 6 hours ago! About to commence ze road trip to France! 16 hours before we board the train...we'll arrive in 4.5 hours...11.5 hours ahead of schedule... Bri will be proud! Service station sleepover halfway to Folkestone! Wet wipe wash...10am! Back on the road!!! ☀ Delayed at the ...