The Lismore Hotel
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Leaving Dover at 9am, we struggled through the English traffic to Milton Keynes, and Bletchley Park.
A lot of work has gone into making this a worthwhile place to visit, and on the whole it works. The kids found the multimedia guides interesting, and there were enough interactive exhibits (even if some of them didn't entirely work) to keep them interested.
Lunch, and off home!
All the animals seem well, phew.
... a nice little loop around the athletic fields and back to the main buildings. Perfect for a short run or walk.
Kelly and I were talking today about Oxford as a city, and I mentioned that having been around the city and seeing its sights, I am starting to see the inspiration Tolkein and Lewis must have seen in the city. There is something strangely mystical about it. It is so quaint and proper, but at the same time you can imagine magic underneath it.
... Emily. As she starts her first year at university, it's obvious we'll be missing each other. But I miss her in a creepy, overly attached way.
I'd never left home for such a long time before and I've taken twenty years' worth of relationships with my mum, brothers, dad, pets, friends, work, home - you name it and dug my bitten fingernails deeper into our friendship.
I don't even know if I can call it that anymore.
... 7!) and the first cousins, partners and a few children had gathered last year to such good effect it was decided to repeat the occasion this year. Happily for me they decided to make the occasion coincide with my visit to England so poor Brian was thrown into this melee of merriment (but managed to survive!) The weather was superb and we had a great time catching up. Last year one particular cousin hadn't been able to attend which was a shame - the last time ...
... the spots that were used in the filming of the Harry Potter movies. We also ate at the Eagle and Child, a pub that Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Tolkein (Lord Of The Rings) often went to hang out and write.
We went to the Turf Tavern which was a really cool pub where a lot of Oxford students hang out. The atmosphere was definitely the best I've been in since being in England. We sat outdoors around the fire where so many famous Oxford students ...