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And so after a long flight - 12+ hours - we arrived in Paris, grabbed a quick drink and then on to Birmingham. Unfortunately, Pat's suitcase decided to stop off in Paris but will hopefully be delivered tomorrow! Back to a sunny UK, with a temperature not much cooler than Hanoi yesterday, where the blossom is in full swing. Lots of memories of a lovely holiday. ...
It was very dark and wet when we woke up to the alarm. Leanne arrived as planned and drove us to the airport. Unfortunately, as we left the M6 there was a huge tail back where we needed to go, presumably due to an accident.. We sat in it for a while, moving 100yds in 10 mins. Action was needed so we headed off towards Tamworth where we saw signs towards Coleshill. At least that was vaguely in the right direction. Between my limited knowledge and Leanne's iPhone, ...
... eat. We decided on Yo!Sushi inside Selfridges. We have always wanted to eat at a proper sushi bar and the novelty of sitting inside a department store and eating dinner was so cool that we decided to go all out! They tally up your bill by counting the different coloured plates you have and charge you a certain price for each coloured plate. It was certainly the most expensive sushi we've ever had but it was amazing!
... would arrive a day later after staying to go to Villa Park and watch the Chelsea game - a very good choice by him!
The celebrations included a trip down the river Thames from Westminster to Greenwich, lunch and a few drinks in a pub watching the final six nations game, a tasty curry, Venitian tapas, champagne afternoon tea and the show dirty rotten scoundrels....and she was still celebrating when we left as two of her sisters and my cousin had arrived from Canada. ...
... and prudent advice are all welcome on this blog; I am not the Grinch. I invite you to laugh at our mistakes and share in our successes.
Of course, a blog should evolve and change with time; it is impossible to say at this point exactly how this artefact of our trip will turn out in the end (I just hope I don't jack it all in on Day 2! Maintaining this blog was my New Year's Resolution, in fact). I'm happy for the blog to be quite fluid and all I hope ...