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... was still so great to be with the two of them. For a short time they were the closest friends I had while traveling, thats what its like when you backpack. You make fast friends that are like instant family, so it was sad to say bye to Blankie. We did walk her to the station and waved her farewell as her train went past.
Jamie was leaving about an hour later for Scotland and I was due to stay on my own for the night. I was happy to make a homemade bolognese sauce and ...
... helped with Sandhurst. Also stained glass windows of past battles. In many parts of the building were lists – lists of heroes, lists of the fallen, lists of the awarded. Very interesting, every part.
We wandered out to the chapel which is way larger than a chapel usually is but still didn’t seem to have that many seats. Someone was playing the pipe organ ...
... br> This is the only one where the Queen only chooses who becomes a Knight.
Order came about by Edward III during the Black Death or Plague years
Believe that there was a dance done before him by the Countess of Saucenry (?) and her garter was slipping down her leg and showing her underwear and people were starting to snicker. He stopped the dance and slowly took off her garter and then waved it about and stated the motto meaning that don't ...
... Friday - today. Mum has been rather hungover today (after polishing off about 2 bottles of wine at the pub - well done Daz!). We've been doing last minute odds and sods. The final laundry wash for probably some time! Everything we own is clean!! Tried out the hammock in the garden and it is brilliant - so big, can't wait to use it in anger.
And now it's 7.30pm and we're about to have ...
... so for a short while. We saw parakeets at Medmenham - we are obviously on the way home! We passed some canoes doing a team building day. At Hurley we lost our chinaman's hat overboard (the lid for our chimney) and we failed to retrieve it with the magnet. The canoes went past. We used the facilities there, and had to operate the lock ourselves as the lock keeper was nowhere to be seen. We stopped for lunch in Marlow, and J went to Waitrose and Thomas Cooks to get a ski brochure ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking