The Chequers Inn
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... hills and faraway before returning to the town of Oxted with it's beautiful old buildings that look like they’ve come from a Harry Potter time. Back onto the train to London and home to rest one’s weary feet.
This was my first real hike (that’s what I’m calling it, embrace it). We walked 19.5kms in 4 ¼ hours, which I thought was ...
We are now safely back at home after joining our friends at the Copdock Partner Dance Festival over the past weekend.
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... take photos and take in the atmosphere.
Another place I want to visit if time permits is Makkasan Station and the surrounding slums along the railway line. I have decided that the best way to see the station would be to take a taxi or motorbike taxi to Pratanum or Pantib, or to the BMW Tower and then follow the railway line to the right, all the way to the expressway and the station.
The station lies just ...
... area since the 13th Century. Not a typo!
Red House: Bexleyheath
William Morris' home that he created, commissioned and lived in, built in 1860. Architect Phillip Webb and Bill were great friends and worked together on this project. I didn't realize this until visiting that Mr. Morris was the founder of the Arts and Crafts movement. A beautiful home and garden (the garden is ...
However much I didn't hugely enjoy this placement - it wasn't terrible, but was by no means one of my favourites - I think it's important to mark the fact that it felt very good to be wwoofing again, after my unscheduled break. Maybe it was a reaction to the terrible things that happened in November, or maybe it's just no fun having an enforced holiday, rather than choosing to have one. Whatever the reason, I didn't really enjoy my two weeks in a rented holiday cottage ...