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... giving out free iced late’s and we took a survey so we could get two extra ones. They cost almost 2 pounds each! She rolled her eyes as we took a ridiculous survey, however was extremely happy when I woke her up the next morning with two cold ones in my hands.
We bought a packed lunch and had a picnic in the park and we people watched for a while. There were singers who were breathtaking, activists who wouldn’t let me enjoy a bite of my ham ...
... up was probably a stupid thing to do as I was the only female in the room. Well I survived and they shut up. Results! I laid there for hours before I gave up and started to play on my iPad. I stayed awake from 2-7am. Finally, of course, I fell asleep at 7 and missed breakfast. Even though Dan told me to get up so I wouldn't miss it... I just couldn't be bothered to get up for a piece of toast. Dan and I had to ...
Apparently Stage 1 of the Tour kicks off today in York and the riders will see a giant swath of West and North Yorkshire. I have to admit the main focus for us what the preparation for the next day and the all important climb up Holme Moss in Stage 2. I spent the morning recovering from the rigors of the race the previous evening and relaxing. The big event during the day was lunch ...
... estate is 2600 acres, and although they lost about 400 trees during December storms, the landscaping was still gorgeous.
The owner/designer, Henry Hoare II, had a love for ancient Greek architecture and mythology, so there were some temples and a Pantheon (another work behind scaffolding at the moment :( ) around the lake. (Film trivia: in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice, Keira Knightley refuses Mr. Darcy inside the Temple of Apollo, then ...
... pretty good price (only 20 pounds each for really good seats).
Our trip up to Manchester was enjoyable; it was a quick
train to Oxford where we stopped for a pint at our favourite Sam Smith pub the
Three Goats Heads. We stumbled across the Oxford Pride march which was just
starting with lots of fanfare and rainbow flags. It was nice watching the
changing countryside through the train window. Up through the midlands area it
gets a ...
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