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... map wasn’t very detailed, and the directions were a bit ambiguous, but it was a fine day, so what did we care? Somewhere between Hayes and Keston, as the path wound along a stream, we became gradually enveloped by a forest of large trees, making us feel we were smack in the middle of the Hundred-Acre Wood. Then a not very Christopher Robinish man appeared, walking slowly from the opposite direction. As we got closer we smiled reflexively. He ...
Hampton Court Palace is a beautiful place. We took our audio guides and visited all the sections of the palace and enjoying the lavishness of what King Henry VIII enjoyed.
But the true beauty of the palace is the gardens and the manicured lawns were enjoyed by all during the long weekend of the Queen's diamond jubilee.
We also popped into the hedge maze to find our way to the treasure in the centre!
2:30pm: it is now clear that storage unit is too small. Implement contingency plan B - call brother-in-law who lives on the other side of Shrewsbury.
2:45pm:cavalry comes over hill in shape of highly amused brother-in-law with empty estate car and trailer. Bring some items down again in goods lift, much to amusement of Lithuanians. Stuff car and trailer full. Drop telly, hopefully gently, and so am hoping it has ...
... gardens. Wow! The beauty of these gardens is a sight to behold. Everywhere you look it's a picture-perfect scene. The only downside for the gardens is the gravel walkways... not so easy to push a wheelchair through but we find our way and make it to the Great Vine. This is the oldest grapevine in the entire world. It's impressive and beautiful. and huge!
After enjoying our time in the Royal gardens, we make our way back to the ticket office to buy a postcard and return ...
... as well.
We stopped at a pub called the Greyhound Pub near East Molesy and had a great pub lunch of Steak and Ale pie, fish & chips and sandwiches.
We returned to Philip and Iris and begun the icky task of packing all our stuff up.
Iris and Philip treated us to a meal at the Harvester tonight.
So sad...vacation over. ...