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... at this church. We then went across the street to the graveyard where we saw (and photographed) the grave of Sheila's 2 time great grandfathers brother. Even for a non-ancestry guy like me, this made an impression.
Then off to see the estate that Sheila's great great grandfather worked at for one of the noblemen of the time. It is still being used, ...
... was given a bottle of
Mount Gay rum and I have a beauty bag full of Liz Earle toiletries, a
favourite of Ali's. The sun came out during the meal – not an
opportunity to be missed, the wedding party disappeared for another
quick photo session.
had her shoes painted with their names on the back, tartan on the
front, Kiwis and RAF roundel etc. Her bouquet was red, blue and
white roses formed in the RAF roundel. The detailed planning ...
... most were the gardens. The penguins live in the walled garden which has beautiful colours and some amazing plants that I didn't recognise but appreciated their loveliness. The Kids has a good time and enjoyed the train ride albeit from the bottom of my bag because I forgot to take them out!!!
After a lovely 3hours I headed off to London and to my dodgy digs for the evening. I just looked for somewhere near Heathrow that was cheap! I checked in about ...
... bag! We had to just stop in the middle of the water to sort it out. Took about half an hour with sharp knife and large pair of scissors. This stretch is long overdue for dredging and cutting back. I would hate to meet another boat coming towards us but we didn't see anyone. I wonder why? The towpath however is excellent. So, nowhere to stop so we went through Northampton Lock and onto the Nene. Moored for an hour ...
... back to the house to pick up Paul and go to an early dinner. We went to the local pub, The Turnpike, where I had good fish and chips and English peas. I was good and ate all my vegetables before I got the caramel apple crumble pie with cream. When we left, I walked over to the fence separating the parking lot from the pasture. In the pasture were some gorgeous white ewes with their lambs. The lambs were so cute, running around and chasing each other.
Tonight, I ...