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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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We bid a fond farewell to Penzance and the lovely June and Stuart who gave us such a warm welcome at the Ashton Guesthouse and wended our way north to Ilfracombe. What can I say about Ilfracombe - the drive there was misty, drizzly and very grey and the town didn't seem much better - I would describe it as the holiday town for those in God's waiting room. I don't think we saw anyone under the age of 60 unless they ...
'All our bags are packed and we're ready to go..........'
Whoop! Whoop! It's been a long time coming but the day has finally arrived to start our European adventure. Having packed Daisy we had to get her weighed to see how much we then had to take off again.......luckily we were well within our limits so Paul didn't have to offload any wine or beer and Mandy can come too!
... but of those I can only recall a very startled looking Martin Clunes. Back in the foyer man in a hole in the wall directed us to the lounge where a girl with a strong East European accent proceeded to take or orders and make our coffees. Very slowly as if she hadn't done it often before. No-one else seems to be partaking though various people are moving around the between the rooms. We use the excuse of a loo break to explore individually. The first surprise is ...
... lot of changes to the traffic since we were last here. I remember on
my first visits, thinking how small the freight trucks were. Their equivalent
to our 18 wheeler, was a small truck pulling a trailer that might be 25 to 30
feet long. Now the UK equivalent to our “semi” is every bit as big as you might
find in Canada. The roads aren’t any bigger, but the trucks certainly are. The cars
are also much larger than ...
... and went into the workshop and there was a kit available for us to have a go at making a small piece of appliqué which would make the centre of a cushion. We were taught a way of doing this using a method I was not familiar with. Most of the girls in our group have not done appliqué as they are embroiderers. We worked away until we went to the cafe for our chosen lunch, mine being a delicious minted pea soup, followed by brie ...