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Happy Birthday Emma!
We took a quick drive into Cirencester for morning tea, and then headed west again. The route took us through more beautiful Cotswolds villages, notably Bibury and Burford, and then into Oxfordshire, where our main stop for the day was Blenheim Palace. The £45 entrance fee made us very glad we had taken out membership of the Historic Homes Association before leaving NZ.
Blenheim Palace is one of ...
... into Blenheim Palace in the form of Consuela Vanderbuilt marrying the 8th Duke of Marlborough (a Spenser/Churchill) at the request of her mother. The marriage failed, but her dowry of 15,000,000 pounds stayed with the Churchills and Blenheim Palace! Interest on that money still exists today (they are now up to Duke 11!)
We heard a lot about "the heir and the spare". This comes from high death rates of infants in earlier centuries. ...
... I ignored the Sat Nav and followed the signage to Blenheim Palace, where I immediately...queued for a half hour to buy a ticket and park!
A little information on Blenheim Palace (because that part is so interesting): Blenheim Palace is the residence of the Duke of Marlborough. It is the only non-royal, non episcopal country house in England to hold the title of Palace. The house was built between 1705 and 1725. It was originally intended ...
... limb. I'm hers. For four months Emily was there. She knew what I was doing, when I was doing it and how long for. I've come to enjoy the top bunk because she really doesn't. I've adopted her night time cigarette and since coming home found that I can't sleep without it either. She has an ice-cream. I have one too. Something we've dubbed 'the ice-cream complex', that stretches to more than just a needless treat. We're surrounded by ...
... only a day after leaving M&S and i'm already treading over my own feet. There's only so many times I can play 'Somebody that I used to know' on my guitar before I put my plectrum in my eyeball. The fam have jetted off to Washington DC for their own mini-adventure, I would be jealous if I weren't about to go on my own!
Cheers peoples and Happy New Year!
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