Holiday Inn London-Shepperton
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... Home away from home was with our cousin Jon, his wife Di, and best canine friend ,Rocket; so over the next week we had a very merry time, with lots of chatting, catching up... wonderful food.... many bottles of wine, (probably too many) a visit to one of England's most beautiful gardens , Sissinghurst, and , with help from Jon.....a very rough travel plan for the following week.
... station. We trekked it past Big Ben and Westminster Abbey to the Churchill War Rooms where Winston ran the country during the war. It was interesting some facts in his life but the museum was hard to follow and confusing and would probably more entertaining if you had a guide showing you around and entertaining you. But fun fact apparently there was 15 tonnes of paperwork accumulated during the time they were down there as there were copies made of ...
Wed 24th April 2013
The boat weighed around 20 tons when craned onto the lorry at the woodyard near Dunsfold. There had been a delay due to a flat tyre on the lorry. Mick and Suzanne (Aquarius Narrowboat Fitters) came to collect us and take us to Shepperton Marina where we waited nervously for the lorry to arrive. Another boat was being craned in first, so when Gabriel arrived there was a further delay.
Finally our new boat was ...
... own. This could be a supportive community (irrespective of people's religious leanings); but instead it is a sharp-elbowed community where, according to the IPad Man, 320 children are registered as coming to the Sunday School each week (although he says only 80 currently come regularly). So people are competing not co-operating. The underlying 'mood music' is mistrust and pushiness.
YD is completely at home with all this. (I of course hate it - what a misuse of ...
... bend so they have to slow a little, but they were flying as you can see in my Facebook video. London is certainly a very impressive city, even though there are something like 15 million people here everyone is polite and the city is clean, tidy and organised. We got a travel pass for the day which allowed us to travel on the train, bus and underground, which is fantastic and then headed for Buckingham Palace to see Liz and Phil. We and the other 4000 people ...
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