70 Canals 2019 travel blog

Meeting Genevieve

Marion’s home - huge rooms n 4 bedrooms - deceiving from outside.


Another “rug up” day in Copenhagen.

Took train to Airport. Locals so wonderful - stop to help us on stairs, into/out of train etc. Does that mean they think we are old!!

Arrived Heathrow after 1 1/2 hour flight. Thankfully no crowds, but Immigration Officer severally said, “no entry unless you provide a full address of destination”. Completely neglected to get it, as we always communicate by email or text. Anything we said did not help our cause. When asked “ how did you meet these folk” - saying “in Africa” is not exactly a convincing response! We thought it might be like Border Patrol, and we’d be on the next plane home! Finally after about 15 minutes of questions, and still no reply from Marion’s phone, he relented and said “ you can enter”.

Marion was anxiously waiting (thankfully). We drove to Southampton - just over 1 hour. Straight to Bec’s home where she had prepared a lovely lunch. The beautiful baby is now 7 1/2 months and always smiling. Lots of cuddles. Then a cup of tea, and great catch up on happenings over lunch.

Late afternoon, home to Marion, drop luggage, cup of tea, then took her Labrador and Bec’s wiry dog out to the New Forest. “New?” - name first given in 1079 in William the Conqueror’s time. This region is 1/2 hour drive away and includes pony trails, heathland (heather was in bloom last time we were here) and National Park - trees planted and area reserved by King Henry V111.

Drove back to Bec’s about 8 pm to prepare for dinner with Bec, husband and baby for delicious Curry Dinner. Baby sat with us and devoured the curry dinner too, smothering her hair and eyes also. Baby cuddles again before baby’s bedtime, and then we all had ANOTHER cup of tea before leaving. Wow, what a full, but great day!

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