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... s a beautiful day for a drive! We do most of the drive straight up the M1 but as we near traffic at a stand still we decide to take the A road. This is the England we have come to see. Beautiful green rolling hills sectioned by grey walls - making the perfect patchwork. Mr S stopped in at the Great Central Railway at Loughborough to see the station and found Mr S' first LMS carriage, which he told me was an Inspectors Saloon - he may or may not have 'whooped' out loud! We ...
... learned that the area of the labrynith was able to survive with no water. Wow!!!! Following this visit to the gardens we headed to manchester to see my sister, brother in law and niece and nephew. The GPS was great and took us on the country roads to avoid the traffic. We enjoyed a wonderful Shabbat dinner together and the kids are having fun playing and catching up. Now for a restful Shabbat Shabbat ...
... wilds could be best described as a small forest grove, followed by a few hectares of sheep pasture and stone walls, terminating at a large country palace/estate. Not exactly Canadian grizzlies and glaciers but a very pleasant mid-day scramble. Also, no black flies...
So, we picnicked on the 'peak' of the hill basking in sunshine and the panoramic view of Manchester, Lyme Park, and the Cage (a fantastical hunting lodge/folly near the ...
... that's the same all over. Buxton is famous for its festival which unfortunately had finished a couple of days before we arrived. The Opera House is stunning, very ornate, as is the Pavillion and Pavillion Gardens. Spent a lot of time in the Gardens which were really well laid out with ponds, parks and a miniature train. Loved watching the ducks and geese, particularly the baby ducks who were so cute and fluffy. The Crescent hotel is currently closed for refurbishment but I think will ...
... to Manchester. Within an hour of arriving in Manchester, we had our passports affixed with our Chinese visas in our hot little hands. We were back in the UK….again, but at least it worked!!! Thankyou Aunt Lizzie!!!!!!
Our last day in Manchester was taken up with exploring the area of Old Trafford and the Quays. First stop was Old Trafford Football Stadium, home to Shaun’s beloved premier league team, Manchester United. We went on a behind the scenes tour of ...
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