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2 days to go!
Paul reckons he is all packed. Ian and myself have got our stuff ready to be packed.
Early start on Tuesday morning will see us meeting for a cooked breakfast at a Bistro in Chadsmoor (Cafe really), so we will be looking for somewhere we can see the bikes!
The weather these last few days has been very sunny and warm. Let's just hope it continues on into next week and ...
... piece of engineering. Our drive also took us through the Lake District and back into Wales.
Tonight we are staying in a Travelodge at Wooferton between Ludlow and Tenbury Wells and had dinner at the Salwey Arms Hotel, a place we had always planned on visiting while staying at Tenbury, but never found the time. Tomorrow we continue our drive south, this time to Sussex, where we will spend the week exploring the south coast of England.
Using my brother in laws place as a base means we can flit in and out of area - so here's a composite. (Phew do I hear you say?) Winchcombe is a town in the Cotswolds and was visited by a party from the Francis Brett Young Society (local author) - with us tagging along! The real reason was a performance of one of FBY's poems set to music by Andrew Downes, a local West Midlands composer. My bro in law is very involved with this society and the planning for ...
... sketchy cat. never quite sure if she was going to attack as her stated instructions were the following:
she likes to be petted. but not. she may change her mind and bite you.
she likes treats (owner is ignored as she tried to demonstrate). or not. depends on her mood.
she likes being combed. but may get tired of it and swat you.
if she's not coming in pick her up and bring her inside. but she doesn't like it, she may ...
... is where my happiness derives.
To summarise, I guess, the life I wish to pursue, I call again upon the most prolific traveller, and his words of; “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry" and “Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream”. After all, why not enjoy oneself? You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.