Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel
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... house which was the house his daughter lived in. Yet another beautiful Tudor style home. After walking along the River Avon and getting some ice-cream we headed up North. We stopped in Stoke On Trent for lunch and went to some incredible gardens called Trentham gardens. Amazing views and they were even hosting a college graduation what was great to see. We went through the maze which was a lot of ...
... and Carrie apparently catch it back home!
With formalities all over in little more than one hour, we move to champagne and graduation cupcakes in the marquee and a lovely lunch in the cafe in an equally impressive 1800's former library.
And all too suddenly, there's a taxi to the airport waiting.
Greece, here we come!
Or so we thought.
Our MAN-LHR flight is delayed fifty minutes. The ...
... The final flight of an historic cold war supersonic British Vulcan bomber happened to occur during our lunch as the cherry on top.
Our exploration of the palace grounds was heightened by the presence of the illustrator for 'The Gruffalo' book series. We were able to act the role of the privileged 18th century aristocracy, playing ring toss and lawn bowling, wandering the gardens, all with Gruffalo inspired activities for the kids interest.
... to come back and spend some time there, exploring a city that is obviously reinventing itself.
We keep travelling north and end up in a small town called Preston in search of accommodation and end up at the Holiday Inn - this is starting to become our "go-to" hotel of choice on this trip!
Is there any sign of sunshine on the horizon??????
After packing the car (well, Craig packed it, I helped by staying out of the way :p) we started the drive to Birchwood. A couple of hours later we were there and met by Aunty Olwen and Uncle Kevin. She gave me the biggest hug and told me about our very first meeting at Wellington airport 22 years ago. She said I've grown a bit since the last time she saw me hehe, you'd hope so, I was only 3! She made me a cuppa and we sat ...