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Travel Blogs from Richmond
... of sleep. This is because I have to catch a night bus to Liverpool Street Station, to board the Stansted express before flying out to Berlin! I'm super excited to see Alexis and Paul again, as well as experiencing mainland Europe for the first time! My next blog entry will be from there, so be prepared to see a huge jump in that interactive map at the top of the page! As usual I'll take loads of pictures and tell you all about it next week.
Until then, auf ...
... the first Church burnt down in the great fire that burnt all of London to a cinder in 1666.
Over London Bridge then passed the tallest building in London, The Shard. Then over the majestic Tower Bridge and we got off at the Tower of London.
The highlight was, of course, seeing the beautiful Crown Jewels. Also the different modes of torture was interesting to us all in a gruesome way!
... finish on stage so they are not too tired for school the next day. The kids' schools have not made a big deal of these two remarkable kids winning a role in the musical - the mums said the schools want to keep the kids grounded. The kids have the roles for about 8 months and then new auditions for new kids.
That night Starbucks was crowded but over the last few days everyone has been encouraged to boycott Starbucks for not paying tax - and ...
For those of you who know the James Taylor song.
Fire. After my first unsuccessful attempt to get the gas heater working I finally cracked it on Monday. I think it was just the igniter that wasn't working as when I cleaned up the contacts it lit straight away. The fan heater is good but a bit noisy. We had one in the motor home last time, but this van would easily be twice the size in area and the little oil ...
Today, Sa***************ed off to Hawes. As usual the day started with a wrong turn and we went clockwise instead of CCW on the round trip.
First stop was Bolton Castle. It was closed, but we knew that so just looked at it from the car park. Mary Queen of Scots "stayed" there when Elizabeth the First took the throne.
From there we went to a small village called Caperby. It's claim to fame is that James ...