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Jul 10, 2012 - First Day in Horley, UK

Once we arrived in London Gatwick, we called the Bnb and they sent a van for us. It was a short five minute drive to a cozy bnb with ten rooms on a street which was all bnbs! We had a two hour jet lag rest since it was noon for them and 6 am for us with no sleep yet. Toured the town- we noticed they have lots of charity shops for second hand clothing and the like. Very clean and tidy everywhere! We walked to an old church with graveyard and quaint pub beside where we dined!

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Jun 26, 2011 - And then to France

We load up Pierre and begin our journey to France. Firstly a stop at a servo to give him a wash and a bit of vacuum then we wind our way to Folkston where we catch the Chunnel at 1.40pm. Thirty five minutes later we are in Calais and its time to switch on our brains and remember ‘right’. A long drive down the motorways until in the early evening we reach Cergy – perchance to find our accommodation. You must remember we do not have a GPS, just a bit of a mud map copied from the internet. We think we are in the right area, ask some guys who...

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Jun 25, 2011 - London Cricket at Lords

We start the day by visiting a Post Office in Horley to get some boxes to pack and forward home. Unfortunately none of any size so on the train again and into London. We make our way to Broadway where the internet says there is a PO that opens on Saturday – sadly not – so a subway out to St. Johns Wood where we check the local PO there – closed at 12.30 and we are too late. From there we make our way to Lords and take part in a tour of the grounds. Very interesting. Through the museum, some stands and the brand new ultra modern media...

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Jun 24, 2011 - London - and we catch up with friends

We try to get in early to the see the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace (Christopher Robin went down with Alice). We are a little late so don’t get a really good position. Was thinking of coming back tomorrow but by the end thought I had seen enough to keep me going. We then joined a HO/HO bus and have a fairly comprehensive tour seeing all the sights – Parliament House etc. The trip also included a boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich – quite interesting and a great commentary from one of the crew – for tips. At the end of the...

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Jun 23, 2011 - London - Bridges and Barrages

Up and away and we drive into Horley to find a park for Pierre and a train into London. Parking at a premium so we end up in a suburban street (when we can find one without yellow lines) and then a walk to the station – on the way we spy a fox coming out of one of the drive ways – very surprised to see one actually in the town. We train into London Bridge station so we decide to do that end of town. Firstly a train out to where the barrages on the Thames are. The station we were told to alight turns out to be a little further on so we have...

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Jun 22, 2011 - More tractors and a long drive south

We begin the day with a side trip to visit John Simpson, who David had met at the tractor and steam day. John has in excess of 100 tractors, all in disused cow barns. He has a complete set of David Browns and many IH & Case and Fordson tractors. Quite an incredible collection – you can tell he has never married. From there we make a very quick trip down the motorways to a pub not far from Crawley or the Gatwick airport. This is to be our base for London. A long day but we are quickly running out of time.

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Jan 9, 2009 - On my way from Southbourne B&B.....

After a very wholesome breakfast chez Tony and Breda it was time to head for the flight for Luxiebourgie. Thought I would give them some free advertising first as I had had such a pleasant stay with them hence the photos with my woolly scarf, courtesy of Yo in Hua Hin, outside the B&B. I will definitely keep Southbourne on my travel file as a place to stay the next time I am on the same route.

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Jan 8, 2009 - Back in Blighty!

Got back into London Gatwick after a fairly uneventful flight and got myself sorted for a B&B just five minutes from Gatwick, the SOUTHBOURNE Guest House(www.southbournegatwick.com) run by Breda and Tony Breen. Very comfortable place to stay, pleasant surroundings and the owners are great. Highly recommend! Obviously it was cold in Horley and I felt it a little bit but then I did arrive in a t-shirt:)) Once suitably clothed in woolly scarf, jersey and jacket and took a wander around the town. It has to be said it was a rather sad sight...

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