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Jun 13, 2012 - Heathrow

Of course I woke to clear skies & sunshine. I thought that would happen although there’s more rain forecast for later in the week. I returned the car without any dramas & they even knocked £50 off the price because I had so many complaints, all of which were valid & shouldn’t have happened if they’d done their job properly. I’m now all checked in & have seen the last of my luggage until Melbourne (I hope). I’m in the Malaysian Airlines Golden Lounge & have about an hour before my flight is called so now I can calm down a bit & relax.

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Jun 12, 2012 - Banbury to Heathrow

So far, so good. I’m about 3 miles from Heathrow, the car is full of petrol & I think I’ve got all my stuff out of it so it’s ready to return to Enterprise tomorrow morning. The car’s due back at 9:00 & my flight’s not till noon so I should have plenty of time. I might be forgiven for thinking I’ve arrived in India or Pakistan instead of London but the people at the B&B are very friendly & although the place looked a bit forbidding from the street it’s actually quite lovely with a glass-fronted breakfast room looking out onto a grassed...

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Aug 31, 2008 - England (Littlesea Holiday Park – Weymouth to Channins Hounslow Hotel - Hounslow)

Last night had been a late one, but a goodie. It was half past one by the time we got to bed. I did not sleep too well, the bed is quite small and I needed a pee about three times during the night. We got up about 8ish but I was still really tired. Rowena got ready first. I procrastinated for ages before I finally got my shower and headed to the kitchen for toast and cereal. Uncle Eric got up shortly afterwards and gave Dee a call. We plan to leave about midday as we have quite a way to go, but it will be nice to carry on the comparison of...

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Aug 13, 2008 - England (Hotel Master Robert - London)

It is the 13th today. I am a bit scared about doing anything. But the plan is to spend the morning re-packing the luggage and getting ready to head off to Birmingham tomorrow. Breakfast. Surprise there is a new guy there. A little Indian guy and he is a breath of fresh air. His English is pretty good. He is there to meet the guests as they arrive at the restaurant. He accompanies you to your seat, inquiries whether we want coffee or tea, goes and gets it, and smiles. There are still empty platters, but the bowls and plates are full stocked...

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Aug 12, 2008 - England (Hotel Master Robert - London)

We are not sure what to do today. The cost of travelling into Central London has put us off trying to go in again at the moment. So first its breakfast (same shit different day) and then we head back to the hotel room. I think that a walk back to the shops beside the Underground Station will do us good. Fresh air and nothing to do with all the time in the world to do it in sounded great. So off we go. We found ourselves back in Sommerfields and doing a bit more shopping. Slowly walking back to the hotel Rowena decides it really is time to...

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Aug 11, 2008 - England (Hotel Master Robert - London)

Today we will travel into Central London. Not to see the Queen but to see where a couple of Queens lost their heads. We are off to The Tower of London. First off, though, we will head over to breakfast. Nothing new there. Ignored by the serving staff. Empty platters. No milk and few plates. Sigh. Frustration, I mean breakfast, done, we load up our backpack and it’s off towards the Underground Station. It costs us 7 pounds (NZ$21) each for 24 hours of limited train and bus travel in London, which was quite a bit more expensive than the...

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Aug 10, 2008 - England (Hotel Master Robert - London)

We have been given the location of the nearest railway station, one that connects to the underground. So after breakfast we will go for a walk to find it before tomorrow when we head into the centre of London. Breakfast is toast, cereal, fresh fruit and tea and coffee. I am afraid that the service has not improved at all. People are still waiting a long time, unattended, waiting to be seated. Most of the platters are empty and again there are no plates. Amazed at the total lack of service on offer. The day is overcast and threatened rain....

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Aug 9, 2008 - England (Hotel Master Robert - London)

As in Mulheim, a Continental Breakfast is thrown in with the cost of a room at the Hotel here in London. So we strolled over to the restaurant for our brekkie. I am afraid that this is in no way up to the standard of Düsseldorf. We were met by a Chinese woman who I can only describe as being down right rude and surly. The food that is listed in the menu only comes out every now and then. Mostly there are empty serving platters, or no plates, or cups. The service is very poor. Having experienced the level of service in Singapore and to a...

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Aug 8, 2008 - Germany/England (Hotel Dumptenerhof – Mulheim an der Ruhr to Hotel Master Robert - London)

Breakfast was part of the cost of a nights stay at the Dumptenerhof. This was a Continental Type of breakfast, and there was plenty of it. It included coffee and/or tea. So having woken up early (in spite of my not getting much sleep the night before) and with a few hours to kill before we head to the airport for our flight to England, we strolled down to have a relaxed breakfast and consider the day. Getting to the Heathrow requires quite a trip, and several modes of transport. It starts with a taxi ride from the hotel to the Mulheim...

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