2018 – UK & South Africa

Bonnie, my sister, Randi, and I are spending 2 weeks in the UK visiting my son, Mike, and Jackie, our 2 grandsons, Oliver (2 yrs.) and Benjamin (3 months). We’re so looking forward to seeing our 2 granddaughters, Isabelle (12 yrs.) and Maddy (8 yrs.), who live in Cambridge . The last time we saw them was when they visited us in 2017.

The visit will start out by spending 4 nights at a country cottage, in Ninfield, in County Sussex. After that, we’ll spend 10 nights at a Homeaway house, in St. Neots, the town in which Mike and Jackie live and about a 1/2 hour bus ride to Cambridge.

After the 2 weeks, Randi will fly home, while Bonnie and I continue to South Africa. We will spend 1 week visiting with a good friend and former business colleague, Kevin Dennis, and his wife, Lesley, at their home in Franschhoek, a small town in the wine district outside Cape Town. We fly home on October 22nd.

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Day 12: October 12 – St. Neots

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them I was up about 7:30 this morning, Bonnie and Randi a little later.  For the most part, today was going to be spent at the house relaxing […]

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Day 11: October 11 – St. Neots > London

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them We had an earlier than normal start today….up at 7:00 AM.  Jacquie was here with Benjamin just after 8:00 and, after tea, breakfast and last minute preparations, […]

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Day 10: Oct. 10 – St. Neots

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them We were planning to go to Ely, a nearby cathedral town, today but we kinda looked at each other this morning and decided that we should make […]

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Day 9: October 9 – St. Neots > Cambridge

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them We woke up to a sunny, warm day, took it easy for a while and I got a few shots of the swans and geese. Did you […]

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Day 8: October 8 – St. Neots

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them Today we’re going to ignore the fact that we have a cold.  The weather is good, so the plan is to get out and enjoy the day. […]

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Day 7: October 7 – St. Neots

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them Unfortunately, our colds didn’t magically disappear overnight but, on the bright side, we have blue skies and sunshine.  The trees across the river were very colourful this […]

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Day 6: October 6 – St. Neots

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them The weather has been perfect, since we arrived, but this morning we woke to a rainy, cool day.  We’re all feeling quite crappy, so this will be […]

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Day 5: October 5 – Ninfield > St. Neots, Cambridgeshire

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them Our stay at The Byre is over.   This morning we drove to St. Neots, where we’ll stay at a home we booked through Homeaway, at 20 […]

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Day 4: October 4 – Bodiam Castle, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them On the agenda today is a visit to Bodiam Castle, a 14th-century moated castle near the town of Robertsbridge.  It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward […]

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Day 3: October 3 – Ninfield > Hastings

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them Today started out as any other day at a cottage with 5 adults and 2 tiny people:  get up, eat, cry, feed, run around, change nappies, etc. […]

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