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Just four weeks to go and I just want to be settled on board with the real world, and Christmas , left behind. I still need to order money and am checking the exchange rates daily its still going up so hang on. If it starts to go down then I buy before it looses any more. The money is delivered to the ship so don't have to carry it. The exchange rate is pretty good also. Found ...
This year 6,657 Christmas shoeboxes were donated to The Trussell Trust for distribution in Bulgaria. This is another record and a reminder that there are a lot of you out there that really care about others much less fortunate than yourselves. If the children and adults who will receive the presents this year were able, they'd say a huge thank you to everybody who gave shoeboxes or their time to help sort them. It's really good ...
It's gone so quickly and there is so much still to see....another return trip perhaps? It's been an interesting visit, different to that we expected perhaps, as mentioned before, contrasts from lavish demonstrations of (modern) wealth to remnants of the soviet past. From Lada's to Lamborghini's, it has a real mix, but looking through a sort of facade which behind it there is still some way to go to get to western world standards, ...
Well, we are only a a day from going and just about to start the packing. The temperature is about -10 in St Petersburg so the need for very warm clothing is essential. So we needed to get some new gear to make sure we are going to keep cosy. Padded quilted coats are the thing, light, warm, and easy to pack, so those have been ...
Quick breakfast at YHA before everything was packed away. Left for Heathrow to collect the car from Sixt — a Vauxhall Meriva. Pete is the driver, being the only one who could drive a manual. First stop was Winchester. We parked near Wolvesey castle's ruins, next to Winchester College. Walked to Winchester Cathedral where there was a busy Christmas market. Had a mine pie and coffee, although, initially unbeknownst to me, the mince pie was a sweet and small Christmas fruit ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility