Swan Revived Hotel
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... that every proposal relied on "borrowed" water for its success; and water was a scarce commodity much sought after by existing navigation authorities and mill owners alike. When the canal eventually reached Aylesbury in 1814 it halved the price of coal overnight and went on to be a successful means of transport for coal, agricultural produce and, on one occasion at least, emigrant paupers to the New World via Liverpool Docks. The inevitable railway competition ...
... his Harley Davidson at 9am and we were off to the new Harley Davidson dealership open day in Reading. We arrived about 11am after picking up Monty, Jill, Jackie, Ron and Sarah. Since the Thames Valley Chapter's photographer is away in San Troupe she asked me if I could take lots of pictures because a couple of months ago I took some pictures on a chapter ride out and they ended up in the club magazine! Attached are a few pictures from the day ...
In the evening of New Year's Eve Dave and I were thinking about going into London to see the fireworks, but decided against it in the end because it was cold and wet, we were too tired and we felt more like relaxing at home with Mum and Kate and watching the fireworks on TV instead.
On New Year's Day we had a big family party and exchanged presents, things we had deliberately not done on Christmas Day this year.
Yesterday was also eventful. ...
... fresh strawberries, sugar and cream - something I really wanted to have while I was in England this summer. It's one of my all-time favourite puddings! I had the occasional strawberry in Ecuador but they were always slightly sour. Maybe because they have such a wide range of sweet, ripe and juicy tropical fruits, non-tropical fruit like strawberries aren't quite at the same level there and are actually better in a non-tropical country like the UK. (That's my theory, anyway.)
... Gerda and Alexandria are both very nice, we are staying with Gerda and her family in a place called Flintsbach in Bavaria which is about 1 hour by train south but more on that later. It just so happens that Munich is playing Madrid in the football tonight so there are fans from both sides everywhere so a very good atmosphere especially at the outdoor beer halls. We have a few drinks which allows John to catch up with all the old times with the girls, he first met them ...