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... made from berries out of the garden.
Fruit salad (from the garden), mutiple cereal options, fresh stewed rhubarb (from the garden) and apples.
Full cooked breakfast plus fresh baked bread/toast and home-made jams washed down with endless pots of tea.
There will be no lunch today!
During the afternoon we chatted and drank more tea and when the rain eased for a while we walked around the grounds and inspected the ruins ...
... view, but the real draw are the magnificent Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and glass greenhouses (http://www.kew.org/). These gardens are magnificent and even to this day are the home of botanical research. When the glass Palm House was built in the mid 1800's, it was quite a marvelous thing. Today, it still is impressive as the interior is a vast humid atmosphere that is ...
... along Embankment, I turned and saw the Savoy Hotel, so I got to tell the guide about the Savoy Palace, owned by John of Gaunt, being burned to the ground in the Peasants revolt in 1377, and how the Savoy Hotel & Savoy
Theater are built on the old site. Thought he should have known that....
The London Bus was different from the Paris bus in that the drops and points of interest in London are more about the photo opportunities. Paris stopped ...
... dozen young cows grazing in the field, but as I came through the gate, the cows starting walking towards me, probably thinking it was milking time. No problem so far, but then they just kept on coming and when they were a few yards away, they even lined up in formation and started snorting.....time to get back behind the gate I thought! By this time, the other guys had caught up and it was like some sort of 'Mexican Stand-Off' ...
... since it’s still going.
Patricia and Amy left early this morning for their Masai Mara safari. Amy is coming back for one more week, but Patricia is going straight to Nairobi afterwards. I wake up to say goodbye to them, then try to sleep as late as possible in preparation for my massive time change coming up. I decide to get up around 10am to finish packing and get some things done before I start my ridiculously long travel ...
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