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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.

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!

 

Cornwall 2016 (3)

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We have had a busy couple of days in the west of Cornwall.

Tuesday we went as far south as we could on the mainland UK, Lizard Point.  We parked the car at the Lizard and walked down to the point. As you can see from the photo’s the weather was fantastic and we had a brilliant visit. We then went for some fish and chips at Praa Sands and that was also lovely!

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Yesterday, we all split up and did different things. Carl and Margaret stayed at the cottage. Yetti, Kim and I went to Loe Bar; yeti to have a couple of hours on the beach while Kim and I walked around the fresh water lake formed by the bar. This took us a couple of hours and we stopped for a coffee at Penrose House on the way around. We all met up again back at the cottage and went for a cream tea at Godolphin House, a National Trust property. The house looked quite unusual, sadly it was closed so we couldn’t explore but the café served great scones.

It was then back to the cottage for some down time, a nice meal and off to bed. Two full days but really nice ones!

 

Cornwall 2016

Where we are going.
Where we are going.

Today we are travelling to Cornwall for a family holiday and using it as a final rehearsal for the big one.

We are all travelling from different starting points and meeting at our holiday cottage. We are driving down with  Kim’s Mum from Highcliffe; Yetti is driving from Shropshire and we will meet in Exeter and Carl is travelling from Southampton by train and we will pick him up from either Hayle or Penzance this evening.

The cottage we are staying in is at a hamlet called Godolphin Cross near the National Trust property Godolphin House.

We will fill you in as the week progresses!