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What are we doing at the planning stage

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People keep asking where and when we will be on our trip! So we have put together a simple version of our itinerary for you to follow. You can find it under the OUR ITINERARY tab on the top menu or click on the following link: help to find us.

I hope this helps you discover where we are for the next eight months.

Getting Closer

Well with only two weeks to go it is getting pretty exciting. On Friday last week we heard from Cunard that we have been upgraded and now have a cabin with a balcony! This will make the trip even more special.

On Saturday our Audley paperwork arrived by special courier. It is all held in two Filofax folders and looks very professional.

Trip Packs
Trip Packs

So now its the time to start checking we have everything we need before the mass panic (or as Kim says, the orderly departure) next week.

Oxford Trip

Tuesday and Wednesday this week we went to Oxford to celebrate Izzy graduating from University and being 21 (big week!). As you can see from the photo’s we had a great time and we are both so proud of her. In fact,  we are proud of the whole family for everything they have achieved; especially mum!

Graduation Dinner
Graduation Dinner
Izzy BSc
Izzy BSc
Oxford Brunch
Oxford Brunch

We have also received the paperwork for our USA rail tour, New York to Vancouver via Chicago, Glacier National Park and Seattle. It looks like we are going to be busy.

Catching Our Breath

Stourhead Pantheon
Stourhead Pantheon

We had a great weekend in Shaftesbury and caught up with some old friends. Mark and I had to watch the sport on Saturday, while the ladies went into town. We did not spend all our time in front of the TV, we visited two National Trust sites, Stourhead and Montecute. These are two fantastic places and well worth a visit if you are ever near them.

Queen Mary 2
Queen Mary 2
Island Princess
Island Princess

Yesterday we heard from Cunard about our voyage. We have received our tickets and instructions to be at the port at 15:00 on 17 July for embarkation. No news yet on what time we sail but as high tide is at 22:37 I expect it will be quite late. We have also received our tickets for the Princess cruise as well.

So it must be full steam ahead then!

Cornwall 2016 (4)

 

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We have had two more great days before we all head home tomorrow.

Thursday Margaret and Carl stayed at the cottage while we others went out. We headed to Truro where Yvette had her hair done and spent some time doing her own thing and exploring Truro by herself. Kim and I went off to see Sean,  a very good friend who was running an open day at his studio. We spent a couple of hours with him and then headed back. One of the highlights of going to see Sean (apart from seeing Sean himself and looking at his most recent paintings of course!) was crossing the River Fowey on the chain ferry! Back in Truro we met up with Yetti who was enjoying a lobster lunch and looking glamorous with her new hair do.

Today, we all had a bit of a lie-in and after breakfast went off to Penzance. We had a good look around and then headed to Marazion  for a spot of lunch at the Godolphin Arms hotel. The food was fantastic and the views from the restaurant were spectacular.  After lunch we headed back to the cottage for a bit of r and r!