Travel Blogs from Sutton Coldfield
... Aston which is described in the guide as being 'overrun with new housing', in great contrast to Brewood (pronounced brood) which is full of character and lots of historic goodies. Brewood originated with the building of a Roman fort on Beacon Hill to defend Watling Street. As you pass over Stretton Aqueduct you have an excellent view of the A5 which was originally built by the Romans. I must admit to a sense of great superiority over the teeming motorists below.
Well I think everyone has finally adjuster to UK time with everyone reporting the best nights sleep of the tour, and now that we are fully adjusted, we are off home.... One last visit however, the Walkers Factory in Leicester, its the biggest chip (or Crisps as they call it over here in the UK, as a Chip here is 'fry'), looks like they will be processing about 365,000 MT of potatoes this season and it runs for 362 days per year. So that's 365,000 MT ...
... movies, have a couple of nice feeds, doze for about half an hour and then its touchdown time at KLIA around 7:00am local time. I say goodbye to Col and Gill as they will be catching the onward flight to Brisbane around 10:15 and after gathering my bags - and not even seeing any customs area - catch the KLIA express train into KL Sentral. From there its only a short walk to my hotel.
... was made to the curator Adrian Alston who not only ensured a game of cricket but put the finishing touches on the clubhouse by flying the St George Cross of England and the Blue Ensign of Australia from the rooftop.
Back at the hotel we had a few final drinks with our team-mates as the Queensland contingent will be off at 5:30 in the morning as we have an earlier flight than those returning to the southern states.
Tour Team Song - to the tune ...
... gt;. Sorry sir, but they're closed. Here's the number for the company that I think will be able to help you. Of course it is a toll free number. Call them first thing in the morning.
I admit to another bias: in America, I know what to do when I have a flat tire. I know where the Firestone shop is. Failing that, I know where other automotive centers are located. I don't know that in the UK. It isn't the fault of anyone. Except Hertz.
The rest of the evening is ...
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