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Bags packed we went to breakfast and had another enjoyable breakfast and conversation with George. We settled our bill and as we left the building we noticed that the air had an autumnal feel to it.

After deliberating where to visit before we set off on our journey home, we called in at Anglesey Abbey which [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 16th 2018

George greeted us as we came down for breakfast. Rachel served us with granola and yoghurt topped with fresh fruit followed by freshly cooked breakfast items of our choice. As we ate, we had an enjoyable conversation with George.

After breakfast we walked to Cromwell’s House to visit the Tourist Information Centre but we were too [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 14th 2018

We set off on our journey to Ely a little later than we had intended which, as well as the travel taking longer than expected, led us to change our plans and not pay a short visit  visit to Cambridge. Instead we broke our journey for lunch in Market Harborough. Being a Sunday the nice [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Nov 13th 2018

This weekend marks the Centenary of WWI, a time for reflection and remembrance…

I share a personal family anecdote.

My grandfather’s brother served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during WW1, serving some time in Egypt.  Within his line of duty, he treated casualties from both sides. It is difficult to comprehend the atrocities he would have [...]

9 Comments CherryPie on Nov 10th 2018

Unfortunately the duty manager that we had chatted to on the first night of our stay was not on shift so we were unable to say goodbye or thank her. We checked out after breakfast and headed to Corbridge Roman Town.
During our journey, just after we had left Jedburgh, we turned a corner to be [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 17th 2018

After breakfast we set off through the pretty countryside to Traquair, stopping along the way to photograph the River Tweed. We managed to arrive a little early but the gate was open and the kiosk manned so we were able to go in. One again the weather was glorious so we chose to look around [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 16th 2018

Breakfast was just as quirky as on previous days, never knowing when the toast would arrive. Today after a reminder the toast arrived late and cold. Too late to accompany my breakfast!

As we stepped out of the hotel, we found that the weather was wonderfully sunny with a bright blue sky and fluffy clouds. It [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 15th 2018

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