Shendish Manor Hotel
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... when you did not have to pay.
W said goodbye to B and C on Friday morning after a very enjoyable couple of days, catching up on the six years since we had seen them. Now that Bill's mum Mary has passed on, they have indicated a willingness to visit us and we will be looking forward to that when it happens. Also Jenny and Trevor have also resolved to make the trip so they may all do it together.
Marian and Nigel are only 30 minutes from Kimpton so ...
... advised in last few days. And are getting flooded with calls from the UK as people's cards get blocked. Fingers crossed have no more issues, although I nearly have transferred across all the money I wanted to into UK bank account!
... in Brighton full?
Did I mentioned that it had snowed overnight whilst camping in Arundel? Well, in continued to snow in Brighton too! Whatever happened to “it doesn’t snow in England any more”? Ok, so it wasn’t knee-deep or anything, but there it was definitely snow-cold! Oh well, we enjoyed that bracing walk along the beach to the Brighton Pier, but we enjoyed the bus ride back to the campground! Turns out that the ...
... the guard. Despite it being winter, the crowd waiting was pretty big, but mum and i luckily got a good spot near the gate to watch. It went for much longer than I thought it would. And i thought it was a bit odd that the marching band played a couple of show tunes (Bond theme?) during the ceremony.
We then walked from Buckingham palace down to Westminster abbey. Along the way we stopped in St ...
... outside as we ate, and watched as the Tower Bridge opened to admit a tall ship. It was so lovely.
After lunch we took a catamaran down the Thames towards Greenwich, heading for the meridian line. It took many diagrams and explanations before the children understood the significance of this line, and I'm not entirely convinced they got it even at the end.
On the way, we dropped into the National Maritime Museum which was of limited interest to ...