The Langham Hotel
Travel Blogs from Northampton
... houses a retreat for a church organization. Then we drove around to see some of the places known to us by name only, but that were part of her families history back as far as 1700.
A quick stop at the grocery store and we were back in our room by about 1:30. We looked up some places of local interest, picked one out (despite its questionable ...
Friday the 20th of
September – the day before
collected us to shop and lunch with Janthia, Christine and Jasper in
Aylesbury. Another pub lunch – soup, a sandwich and soft drink for
five pounds. I had my dress steam-pressed at a local dry cleaners
and, because the hired shirts didn't fit, Ali took us to the stores
department of the RAF so dress shirts could be purchased for Pete,
Craig and the best man, ...
... is a family owned manor turned zoo. The beautiful place is home to the Heyworth family and was started in 1970. Forty years on the animals and the beautiful grounds go together. The zebras wander in front of the house and the giraffe house has a large walking platform around the top so you can eyeball the 3 giraffes that wander around. There are few fences and those that are there are wire and the animals are kept in by large ditches that are merely topped ...
... black 'panda eyes'. They occur in large numbers in some parts of Europe during the winter but are normally only patchily distributed around England and Wales. There had been several in this part of Northamptonshire in the preceding week but they all seemed to have departed by the time we started to look for them.
Back home to Shrewsbury, then Julie's for Christmas and then it's non-stop until back to work on the 3rd of January 2013. ...
... marked “Unsuitable for Motor Vehicles” so we tried going this way. Next time I think we’ll go the Blueberry Farm way. We weren’t too sure about the legitimacy of the access, though nobody challenged us and we found a place to park at the t-junction with the bridleway sign where we would not have caused an obstruction for agricultural traffic but apart from maybe saving a five minute walk there seemed little benefit and more potential ...