The Feathers Hotel
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... says Rick, we just talked generally about work.
So what did you say? I ask. Well, says he, I told him I worked in IT and when I asked him what HE did, he said he was on a few company boards.
Apparently Prince Michael didn't miss a beat. He's probably dining out on the story to this day... the crass American who didn't have a clue who he was. As Rick doesn't spend his days reading Hello magazine, I wasn't all that surprised to be honest.
BUT I can report ...
... blooming in random spots. Unfortunately we were unable to catch up with Emma, Julian and the children as they are away on the school holidays.
Our trip from Scotland took us past the Falkirk Wheel, the largest boat lift in the world which is used to connect the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal. The wheel replaces 11 locks and raises (or lowers) boats over a distance of 24m. We were fortunate to see the wheel in operation and it is ...
... I made a mad dash into a shop on the pathway, grabbing a new pair of shoes, and boarded the bus before half of our fellow travelers. I hate to admit but my choice of footwear was off a titch. I desperately needed another pair of comfortable, closed shoes as my Danskos were starting to kill and it was too cold for Chacos. Next was my lovely Bampton, much smaller than in seems on ...
We have been busy this last week. Weather has not been too kind with rain most days and max temps between 12C and 14C. When the sun shines everything appears so much more vibrant. Our National Trust and English Heritage passes have been getting a flogging and we are glad we bought them before leaving Oz as they have just about paid for themselves. The flowers, bird life and trees are absolutely stunning.
... as a 3-point turn here, more like a 20-point turn.
It must be said that other road users in England are very patient while waiting for someone, like us, to complete some maneuver. I don't know how many times we would have been abused back home for some of the things Mike's had to do on the road.
A thing we've noticed in England is how late it is before it gets dark at this time of the year. We often looked at our watch thinking it's only around ...