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Today we set off in the pouring rain to go to Brockenhurst to meet up with our 8 friends from the Ventura Maiden cruise.
We are due to meet up at Mottisfont a very pleasant National Trust property just outside Salisbury. It is a lovely mellow stone house with beautiful rose gardens. When we arrive it is so busy we are directed to the …
... arrival of my first nephew. As if that wasn’t enough, there was plenty more in store in August and before we knew it, Russell was hurtling towards his new job in early September.
I rented out my flat again and packed my bits and bobs up to move up to Russell’s flat in Bath. For the first few months of our travels I was adamant that I would return to living by the coast but something changed nearer the end and ...
... of our Lady and St Philip Howard (to give it it's full title) I was very disappointed to find that despite its 1400's French gothic appearance, it was built in the 1800's by some rich bloke.
Apparently John Constable died whilst painting Arundel Castle and Mill.
The town is full of antique shops and gift shops as well as the ubiquitous Pizza Express and Prezzo restaurants
Had a coffee in one of the many cafes before ...
So the fun challenge of packing 2 months worth of clothes into a fairly small backpack begins! This time next week we shall be in the air/waiting for our transferring flight from Singapore to Perth.
Got to decide what to pack - such a wide range of temperatures - at least we will miss a good part of the English ...
An early start was in order today as we knew we had to get to Hilltop as it opened to get on the car park. After a brisk journey, including the sight of some early morning skinny dipping, we arrived and queued. Very excited and impressed with the whole thing, the house and garden were amazing. The house is like a time capsule and you can see her inspirations at every turn. If you visit, don't forget to look out for her books opened to ...
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We stayed here with a group of friends and the welcome we received and the attention to detail from the lovely owner and her staff was the best we have ever had as a group. Everyone knew who we were, who was stopping when and how many were in for dinner etc.
The hotel is spotless and the food excellent and plentiful. We had a smaller room on the top floor lovely views with a very small shower room but adequate for the purpose. Others in our group had larger first floor rooms with a bath.
The other residents were elderly but do not let the fact that these folk know a good thing and return year after year put you off!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.