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Evrything you REALY should know if you're going to visit the UK
Sun 18-Sep-11
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Danny
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Crikey - doesn't time just fly by.

Tomorrow! They will be HERE.

Must ask the pig if he wouldn't mind moving out of the parlour for a day or two cheers

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Sun 18-Sep-11
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Michelle, I have a small transformer that converts 240 to 110 volts that you can use when you are here, if that is a help. Otherwise we can see if any of the various chargers and cables I have will work with your phone. And you can use P's computer (or mine) when we are not seeing everything we can and talking non-stop!

Barnitts is wonderful, I think, and so unlike anything you'd find in America, I thought you needed to see it to prove it really is a different country. big_laugh

Sun 18-Sep-11
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Our plan for the Yanks (smile ) is to take them around the centre of Cambridge, the market square area and the little streets that run off it. Lunch in The Vaults, followed by punting on the rive Cam along what is called The Backs. That's where the river runs at the back of many of the beautiful old university buildings.

Supper at ours both evenings with maybe just a little tipple or 26 to jolly things along.

Tuesday we will visit Sutton Hoo, with one or two stops along the way. Maybe drop in on Chris Paperman for tea big_laugh Don't tell him though.

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Sun 18-Sep-11
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Oh, I envy you Sutton Hoo! I've never seen it. I love Cambridge and it sounds like a terrific programme you have planned.

The programme here is partly planned and partly depends on the weather, but the Thursday will be trains for Dan, maybe train and Totnes for Michelle and me, and maybe staying local and just maybe Exeter. Plus garden visits, mine and P's gardens that is, and Ruthie will be here Wednesday afternoon, and maybe Ruth on Wednesday evening.

Sun 18-Sep-11
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O, I'm so glad that the Ruths are joining you!  You'll have a great time together.

I'll try that again!

Sun 18-Sep-11
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Ruth and Ruth won't overlap, and Ruthdigs isn't sure she can make it. But Ruthie will get to the station about the same time as Dan and Michelle, and will have the afternoon here!

Sun 18-Sep-11
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Another quick drop in!

Janet is wonderful, and York is amazing!

We stayed around the city seeing sights, (York Minster, the Purple Man! big_laugh) meeting Janet's friends and family, and having a glorious time!

And to those taking bets, Indian was great and I didn't scortch the roof of my mouth off! i_am_hungry

We did get another power adapter so that problem is sorted. For those not in the know (Like me!) coming from the US to the UK you need a adapter that modulated the current since we are 110v, and here it is 240v. A very kind man in a electrical shop pointed out that the things we were trying to charge all were made to handle from 100v up to 240v so all we really needed to get was a adapter, hurray!

Once again I am running into the same predictament.

I am so sad to leave Janet,cry but Danny and Fiona are a train ride away TOMORROW MORNING!smile

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Sun 18-Sep-11
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devongarden said:

Ruth and Ruth won't overlap, and Ruthdigs isn't sure she can make it. But Ruthie will get to the station about the same time as Dan and Michelle, and will have the afternoon here!

Aw now that's a shame. Ruthdigs, we'll have to try meeting up some other time!

Barbara, Michelle and Dan - on the station platform, I'll be the little old piskie in green and brown with my hair in a very long plait, looking bewildered. big_laugh

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Mon 19-Sep-11
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Ruthie, let me know which train you'll be on (I can phone tomorrow night to check if you want, or you can pm or email me or I can pm my phone number) and I will meet you. They are coming from London, so will be on a different platform, so wait on platform 3 for me if you are there first, or the 3 of us if they arrive first!

My son pointed out that we will be ruthless on Thursday--not sure what we will get up to then!

Mon 19-Sep-11
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Let's hope the trains run to time!

Um, Barbara, you do realise I have no idea what you look like so I won't know if you're there first....   big_laugh

Will pm you d'reckly.

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Mon 19-Sep-11
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Should we carry jars of chutney, or bottles of sloe gin to show who we are? whistle

Mon 19-Sep-11
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maggenpie said:

Will pm you d'reckly.

Is d'reckly Cornish? I know it's used on Scilly!

And I have pm ed you with further identifying details. As long as the jacket doesn't disappear too....

Mon 19-Sep-11
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Yes, dreckly is Cornish. For those who don't know, it's rather like the Spanish 'manana', but without such a sense of urgency. big_laugh

 

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Should we carry jars of chutney, or bottles of sloe gin to show who we are? whistle

Great idea for identifying fellow forumites from around the world! But I haven't made any chutney this year and I drank all the sloe gin from last year. Can I wave a bag of gluten free Cornish Fairings in the air? wave

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Mon 19-Sep-11
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I will look for the Cornish Fairings!

I shouldn't be here, too much to do! I have found a recipe for GF focaccia I want to try...

Mon 19-Sep-11
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It sounds as if Ruth may, just may, be available for lunch in Exeter on Thursday. If so, that makes the decision of what to do that day easy. smile

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