Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel
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Most of us had lunch at the Bell in Lower Heyford. Phil discussed the new location of the font in the church at Lower Heyford after admiring her long haired lurcher. It had been relocated as it was too close to the new toilet which was being built but the Bishop was not happen with new location.
On arriving in Banbury. Pete attacked the lock attempting a right turn into it outside Debenhams. Some of ...
Well this travel lark ain't all it's cracked up to be at times - it is amazing seeing all these incredible places don't get me wrong but I tell you what getting around takes so much time, and can be damn boring! Explaining it won't even fully give you the picture, but try this. Up at 6.30, kids very excited about the cruise so a sleep in (till 7am) was not on the cards. Packed and ready to go, we head out the door at 9am. It's bloody cold. News is that trying winds ...
... many fascinating stalls. Then we went to Ioanna's flat where we had a happy reunion before taking a walk through Lincoln, climbed up the St Mary's spire with its magnificent view on all sides and Rhodes House where we met one of the friendly Porters and sat out in the lovely garden for a bit. From Rhodes House we walked on and popped into a veritable book emporium, Blackwells, which looked like just any other shop from the front but was positively vast inside. Then ...
... members list, and although the guy inside waved at us, he did not come out to talk.
We set off for Braunston Tunnel, where we had to wait with two other boats because a wide beam boat was coming through. We met no other boats in the tunnel, and we shared the six Braunston locks with Polestar. We managed to buy some Elsan double blue from Midland Chandlers. Not everywhere stocks it as it is more expensive than other makes, but it lasts longer ...
After our long drive and stop at the Malfoy Manor, we finally made it to Oxford! The sun was shining just for us, its like they knew how cold and wet and gloomy durham was all week. But Oxford is fabulous! Lincoln College is absolutely beautiful, but you can't walk on the grass which I'm still getting used to. Every year they have a contest and the College with the best garden wins a medal....the gardeners take it very seriously. When we ...