Royal and Fortescue Hotel
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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!
... 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
We had a stop over on the way to Penzance from Timsbury. It is a fair drive, so we would stop in this little crossroads in Exmoor Forest. The drive through the forest is beautiful with valleys and hills. I hate to sound complacent but this seems to be just normal for England. I like to check out the houses and these are back to the stone houses that have lots of character. No cookie cutter surveys here!
We stop in ...
A welcome knock on my door with my early morning tea tray, I think this is a real treat, and tea just as I like it. Breakfast downstairs and then we are ready to leave for the short drive to Cowslip Farm in Cornwall near Launceston. It started 25years ago as a hobby and just grew into the well known place that it is today. It conducts classes in the workshop and has a lovely cafe using mostly organic food and of course, a shop. We arrived ...
... Had a bit of a sort out of my case (all out over the bed Liz!!!), and got myself ready for the class which started at 10 in the beautiful ballroom here. Helen Erikson had prepared ribbon embroidery kits for us and I chose one to do, a cottage and garden scene. It is a long time since I have done this kind of work, but I made a reasonable attempt and before I knew it, they were bringing in our lunch, delicious little sandwiches, smoked salmon and cucumber, egg, and ...