Mercure Milton Keynes Parkside Hotel
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... for a few hours on Sundays for people to see how everything works.
By then it was lunchtime and Andrew took us to the Xscape centre in the middle of town to have a lovely lunch at an Italian restaurant.
After lunch we walked past some interesting shops including one where you could climb a huge rockface inside the shop. We then got to the Snozone which was packed with teenagers skiing and snowboarding down the long slopes in the enclosed ...
... not accept the 20 as it was no longer legal tender. The gang thought this was very bloody funny. Cynthia you can not hang on to those dusty notes for so long - they change over the notes apparently to halt money laundering. Off to a good start Wayne. Now for another funny - John instead of purchasing a camera duty free decided to get one of these new fangled techno tablet devices to help keep him in touch etc whilst undertaking this adventure. Now things never seem to be ...
... amazing bookstore called Blackwell's. It was easily the biggest bookstore I have ever been in. It had 5 floors! There was also a poster store down the street and a music store too that were all part of Blackwell's. I picked up a copy of Alice in Wonderland for my boyfriend there :). After that we headed back to the house because we all had A LOT of work to do. I am proud to say I got a lot accomplished. The sun came out briefly and Leah and I went outside to ...
... size in less than ideal circumstance so there will be mistakes!
Around Feb or March a switched tripped in my head. I just need to get out, go see the world, break the mould, do something different. It's either that or get a house and (big breath) settle down. No thank you. Not quite yet, no matter how much Mama wants to hear the pitter patter of little feet. Frankly she should be glad she doesn't hear them already! Plus I like ...
... where John Newton is buried. He is the man who wrote Amazing Grace. Apparently he was originally a slave trader, had a Saul of Tarsus experience on his own Damascus Road and became a fighter for the freedom of slaves in his later life. He was the Anglican curate in Olney and for 16 years. His preaching was so good they had to build a gallery in the church to house all the ‘crowds’ who flocked to listen to him every Sunday. Obviously a master teacher.