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Jun 9, 2017 - On the convict trail

Today was a family history day for C. We had a lovely cooked breakfast before heading out - firstly to drop a bag of clothes to the nearby Lost Sock Laundry - with the weather so patchy we are struggling to get clothes washed and dried. We will pick the clothes up tomorrow ( unless they lose them!) The first port of call was Great Brickhill - birthplace of C's Great great gfather ( the "convict"). We walked the town and spent time in the church (st Mary the Virgin) and graveyard. There are still a number of pre 1800 buildings including the...

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Jun 8, 2017 - Better latte than never

Today dawned cloudy but bright if that makes sense. Forecast was reasonable so we decided to proceed with a visit to Shrewsbury. The day started off with another "shower experience" - no smoke alarm as the hot water tap had been adjusted. But C picked the wrong container and washed herself all over with Shampoo! Wonder if that will give her a nice sheen! J got blamed of course for moving the containers ( even though C was the first in the shower) We breakfasted at 8, with more chatting from the owner. Then got packed up to leave - more...

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Sep 24, 2012 - And it’s goodnight from me, and it’s goodnight from him

24 Sept 2012 Raining when we woke and it just kept on raining. We left Old Tom’s about 9:30 and headed slowly in the direction of Aylesbury. The roads here are the gutters, so water was pooled half over the roads in many places – nowhere else for it to go. We found a phone carrier and were able to book our B&B for the night. Still raining! We found a Services area and went in for a Costa (you remember, the only good coffee in the UK). And there is free Wifi so I researched places in Aylesbury for people who wish to trace their convict...

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Oct 27, 2011 - Tiggywinkles Hedgehog Hospital and Wendover Woods

After breakfast we headed out, and unfortunately the skies were dark and overcast. It had been raining during the night, so everywhere was a bit damp. We went first to St Tiggywinkles Hedgehog Hospital, it was only about 15 minutes drive away in a little place called Haddenham. We found it fairly easily, the signs for Wildlife Hospital were plentiful. When we got there, there were a couple of cars in the car park but not many, so we wondered at first if it was open. There were not that many car parking spaces, so presumably they do not get...

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Oct 26, 2011 - Waddesdon Manor

We went for breakfast again just before it finished at 9:30. We all had pretty much the same as yesterday. Reuben wrote his diary when we got back for a little while and we left the hotel at about 10:30. We drove to Aylesbury and found the village where Waddesdon Manor was quite easily. There are big, imposing iron gates at the entrance and a magnificient driveway which goes a really long way through beautiful countryside until you get to the manor. We were directed to the parking area, and parked by some trees. There were lots and lots of...

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Oct 25, 2011 - Roald Dahl Day

We all had a reasonably good night's sleep and so woke up feeling quite refreshed and ready for the day ahead. We had a relaxed start to the day, and went down for breakfast at 9:30 - the latest time we could do this. Breakfast was quite nice - a buffet with the usual hot options, a selection of fruit and limited selection of bread. I had scrambled egg and fresh fruit salad. Reuben really surprised us - he ate a bowl of cereal, 2 slices of bread with Nutella and a muffin - wow! After breakfast we went back to the room, got ready and left...

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