Borough Arms Hotel
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... had run out of battery in Cambridge so we couldn't get the directions I was hoping for. We have to work out a better solution tomorrow!
On the plus side, we are staying at the Old Hall Hotel and it is a great spot. It is one of the oldest buildings in town (1573). Mary, Queen of Scots stayed here in its early days! We have the attic which is a two bedroom, two bathroom self contained unit.
The plan for tonight is to have dinner and head to bed ready for a better day ...
... giving you a chance to catch up or take a break. 2) Encourage them to take up photography. Not point and shoot but DSLR with lots of very expensive lenses that take time to get out of the panniers and attach to the camera. Another opportunity to catch up or take a break. 3) Let them carry all the heavy gear, it may slow them down! 4) If they are getting quicker with the map, give them a compass as well - bound to add confusion. 5) Swap the map for an out of date map! 6) Be ...
... on the main stage, The Mariachis, were starting off. If you live in the UK you might find this lot quite familiar because they were on our TV screens frequently as part of a Doritos advertising campaign. One of the benefits of festivals is that you get to see acts that you would probably never see in real life. The Mariachis were one of these and whoever booked them to kick Day 3 off needs a pat on the back. Genius. The only shame is that they ...
We walked our legs off in the Lake District. Now we're looking forward to a change of pace—we’ll step back in time to what once was an Anglo-Saxon village.
Shrewsbury is a picturesque market town rich with history. It was an important trading center in Anglo-Saxon time; its wealth originating from wool. The town could be well defended because of the bend in ...
It has been requested that I make a blog posting of some cultural "tidbits" that I have noticed since being in the UK. So I have created a list of things that are different or unusual to the "US culture" in no particular order. As I think of more or learn new things I will make new blog posts as well.
1. Chips are crisps and fries are chips. They also sell "chips" in bags like potato chips and its literally a dehydrated french fry like you would expect an astronaut to ...
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