Mill on the Soar
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Weather: Lovely, warm, sunny.
The plan for today was some preparation for Sue's birthday party here on Sunday afternoon. Sue's son Stuart came and helped put up 2 borrowed gazebos in the garden and set up tables in the conservatory. He was here for morning tea and a relaxing lunch. After Stuart left we two girls, with dog Dove went for a short drive to Boddington Reservoir to walk around it, which took about an hour. This reservoir is ...
Weather: Cloudy, mild, Sue says uninteresting!
Checked out of the hotel, but after brief shopping, returned to hotel for luggage, coffee and start blog of yesterday. Underground train to Marylebone, then mainline train to Banbury, arriving 1.45pm. Went through tunnels, past hedging, villages, farms. etc. Sue met me at the station, we went supermarket shopping, then home for ...
... up toasting the bride and groom with a big bottle of root beer due to a lack of foresight on my part. Then we ended up in Castro for drinks and wedding photos on the rainbow crosswalk. It was a fantastic day, maybe the best of the trip because it was a unique occasion shared with friends. Oh and did I mention it was also my birthday? They bought me a cake and everything! It was certainly the most fitting way to end our amazing around the world adventure. Next stop home and a return to ...
... and the foundation ruins of an old Abbey.
Day 2 site was Guild Hall where an exhibit on Richard III is displayed. A team of 4 experts found his skeleton under a car park 2 years ago. He had died in the Battle of Bosworth (near Leicester) against Henry VII. On his defeat, Henry VII (Tudor) became king and ended the War of the Roses-beginning a 150 year Tudor Reign Era. A few interesting facts:
- He was ...
... on the sofa with your housemate, the cat, and a decent film can be much more enjoyable at the end of a stressful few days at work. (Maybe I am finally growing up?!)
I have realised that I need to manage my time a lot better. For instance, as I write this at 8.40pm on a Sunday evening, I have no idea where the weekend has gone nor what I have actually done with that time - feeling, as I do, that I have ...