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Aug 31, 2011 - Two houses and dinner....a good day!

Joint Jottings The English National Trust is a wonderful organization; it is responsible for maintaining and preserving many historic properties in the UK that would otherwise fall into dust. It purchases stately homes, gardens, even entire towns (Lacock) relying on memberships and donations to maintain them; people will also leave property to the National Trust either with or without an endowment with which to maintain the gift. The closest thing we have to this in the US is the National Trust for Historic Preservation, an organization to...

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Aug 30, 2011 - Monks, flowers and cream

Joint Jottings Our day began with one of Nigel’s enormous and delicious English breakfasts, served with great enthusiasm and verve. We didn’t want to disappoint him on our first day here, so both of us went straight to the eggs, bacon, mushroom, tomato, toast, coffee, fruit, juice and yogurt option; the nice thing is that we save lunch expenses, because we never are hungry enough to stop for it. There is another couple staying here who are spending a week hiking various segments along the Jurassic Coast, so there was lots of advice shared...

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Aug 29, 2011 - In which we relearn to speak and drive in England

Marilyn's Musings Instead of an airline breakfast 4 hours after an airline dinner, we opted to begin the day after landing with a stop at the Virgin Atlantic Revivals Lounge for a shower and Bob’s first hearty English breakfast of the trip. I went for the English muffin, a bakery item way different in size and texture to the Americanized version to which we are all used. (Marge, if you are reading this, please note proper use of preposition!). We had a nice chat with a lovely young English woman as we munched, thus reacclimatizing our ears...

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Oct 30, 2010 - Bridport - Dorset

Margot and Frank make us really welcome. Today we are driven to Knightshayes Court. A wonderful house and garden. The weather is kind and we have a very enjoyable woodland walk to end the day. It rains just as we leave for "home". Dinner was a mushroom "pie" and vegetables, and then a lemon roulade. Wow.

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