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Weather: Lovely, warm, sunny.
The plan for today was some preparation for Sue's birthday party here on Sunday afternoon. Sue's son Stuart came and helped put up 2 borrowed gazebos in the garden and set up tables in the conservatory. He was here for morning tea and a relaxing lunch. After Stuart left we two girls, with dog Dove went for a short drive to Boddington Reservoir to walk around it, which took about an hour. This reservoir is ...
Weather: Cloudy, mild, Sue says uninteresting!
Checked out of the hotel, but after brief shopping, returned to hotel for luggage, coffee and start blog of yesterday. Underground train to Marylebone, then mainline train to Banbury, arriving 1.45pm. Went through tunnels, past hedging, villages, farms. etc. Sue met me at the station, we went supermarket shopping, then home for ...
... about high winds. The city has a very pleasant feel about it and it is quite compact really. It feels a bit like Chester and I kept expecting to see a city wall but there isn't one. It does have a cathedral and it does have a castle although what remains of this does appear to be enclosed within a brick building and is only open to the public once a week. We did go up the castle motte which is now a pleasant garden area. We found Walkers famous pie shop and ...
... than three pairs of underwear but got caught on the spot check) and I have family in Canada so didn't need to be super organised for that trip.
Now that I am travelling solo I've spent a lot of time 'over analysing' (as my sister would call it) about what to pack. Should I pack 1/2/3 miniature perfumes and or perfume oil, a hoody or a fleece, snacks, loo roll, sleeping bag or sleeping mat...you get my drift.
Well... I think I may be about ready. I still don't feel like I have everything but sure that's just me over thinking it all. Whatever I forget I'll be able to get there!
So, two days left at work and then I'll be heading off to the airport at about 3.30am on Friday for my mammoth ...