Orchard Hill Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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'All our bags are packed and we're ready to go..........'
Whoop! Whoop! It's been a long time coming but the day has finally arrived to start our European adventure. Having packed Daisy we had to get her weighed to see how much we then had to take off again.......luckily we were well within our limits so Paul didn't have to offload any wine or beer and Mandy can come too!
... to us that the whole place has been exposed, by the BBC no less, as a front for the Church of Scientology. Suddenly it all makes sense. The unremitting positivity in the newspaper and on the walls. The odd ménage à trois between John, Irina and Ted. The obsession with 'success' and 'celebrity'. The almost indifferent attention to the hotel aspect. Wow, is all I can say, we got away lightly.
As we leave Tintagel in the mid-afternoon the light is beginning ...
... and has been raining most of the day. However it stopped briefly this afternoon, a chance for us to try some geocaching. We found one at the statue of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (a resident of Crowborough) – Elementary, My Dear Watson.
We’re leaving England tomorrow, heading for Spain.
Sorry, no pictures this time. I haven't quite remembered that process Need to get the instruction book out.
That's all for now, Gary
... are just amazed that these little villages survive.
Our B&B was a charming house in Wheddon Cross. It was originally built as a tailor's shop but has been converted to a B&B. Now most of the places we have stayed at are Victorian houses, this one was Edwardian. The difference being that Edwardian is less fussy and more plain. I say plain but it was anything but. The halls were wide, the ceilings high and ...
... and went into the workshop and there was a kit available for us to have a go at making a small piece of appliqué which would make the centre of a cushion. We were taught a way of doing this using a method I was not familiar with. Most of the girls in our group have not done appliqué as they are embroiderers. We worked away until we went to the cafe for our chosen lunch, mine being a delicious minted pea soup, followed by brie ...