Grand Hotel Swanage
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Drove to Exeter, took Park and Ride bus to the city centre - so sensible. Another glorious sunny but chilly day. Everyone out busy Christmas shopping.
Looked at the beautiful cathedral, originally built in 1114 in Norman (Romanesque) style, then rebuilt in Decorated Gothic style between 1270 and 1350, with more beautifully carved Misericords, like in Limerick. The choir were rehearsing, an ...
... br> The 1st - 5th of December will be our In-Community Orientation and on the 6th we'll travel to our individual villages and move into our host homes.
I'm packed and ready to go; spending my last day at home with nothing to do. However my Mum and Dad did have a fake Christmas lunch with me yesterday so I can't sound too bothered :)
We arrived back from Winchester tired, so we rested for a bit and had dinner quite late.
Tuna and tomato pasta, cooked on our portable gas stove. Not bad... and while it was still cooking, a visitor bounded over and licked one of our plates! We heard it coming and saw by the light of our torch that it was a bulldog. I said to Dave, "wouldn't it be funny if it turned out to be called Churchill?" Its owner followed behind, ...
... accuracy of the marker placement is disputed). He was shot in the chest in the middle of a hunting excursion; some think it was an accident, some think it was deliberate. Supposedly, a nobleman called Sir Walter Tyrrel was aiming for a stag, but his arrow glanced off an oak tree instead and hit the king. The original marker was placed in the glade in the 18th century and after repeated vandalism, was given a cast iron cover in ...
... Forest ponies, bracken and trees.
After setting up our tent and having a rest for a couple of hours, we chucked rugby, cricket and tennis balls around for a bit in an empty field and then it was time to drive down the road for a quick foray into the edge of the Forest. Several New Forest ponies wandered around, drinking at the stream, crossing the road and nibbling at grass in ...