Sightseeing,going down memory lane

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Had a fantastic day today. After a healthy breakfast Graham and Carol suggested that we hop in the car and take Rick and myself to all the villages they (Graham and Rick) used to live when they were kids.We drove through the most beautiful countryside, little lane ways and narrow roads. Everything looks so soft and green and history is all around you. We stopped at a village called Weathersfield where Rick's uncle used to have a butcher's shop. Rick also worked in this butcher shop for a while and lived with his uncle in the house next to it. This house was built in the 16th century. Rick decided to knock on the front door and ask the people if he could have a look around the place. Normally you don't do these things in England but hey, this is Rick we are talking about, so he did. The occupants were so nice and helpful , they showed us photographs which were taken in  early 1900 , showed us the old slaughterhouse and generally were just as interested in the history of the building than we were.
Our next stop was Finchingfield, also a village where they used to live. Finchingfield is very very pretty , it has a village green that we all hear about on TV shows. Time has stood still there, thank goodness . I am sure the whole village would be heritage listed and so it should be , it would be a shame to do anything differant with it. Walked into the local pub called the Fox Inn, typical English pub with low ceilings. It was everything we thought it would be. Decided to stay for lunch, ate too much but never mind as we walked this off afterwards.
Just a perfect day today even the weather was kind to us . It is supposed to be warmer tomorrow, get this, the weather bureau issued a weather health warning this morning for tomorrow as the temperature would reach 30 degrees. OMG. Doing more touristy things tomorrow and will visit Rick's sister as well for lunch. Looking forward to it all.
Graham has given Rick his old high school report. Kids I will make sure you get to see that, you all did a lot better anyway. The memories and recollections are still flowing.
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Ingrid on

Mmmm Dad seems you DID have report cards. Now that should be FANTASTIC reading. How cool is the Fox Inn. Uncle Graham took me there years ago. Sounds like you are having fun. 30 degrees oh cool you may need to take off your jumper but keep it handy xoxo

doubledee on

wow its actually happening. we got lumpyin the throat seeing the reunion at the airport. hpoe its everthing you wished for love dot and dick oxoxox

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