Last day of tour, departing Plymouth onto London. Our first stop was to be Stonehenge, then onto London to conclude our trip.
Another monument of our bucket list.
Another windy rainy day, I could get used to this weather!........not!
We also had the pleasure to meet Jill, Allan's wonderful partner, what a wonderful evening eating, drinking and falling into the same banter that connected us in the beginning.
This ended our catch up with friends, the next day saw us travel by train to Chester to spend a few days with our fiends Joana and Allan in Penycae.
On our arrival into Chester, we were greeted by Jo and Allan, how wonderful to see them again,,our last catch up was 2013. Jo and Allan very kindly drove me to patchfinders a patchwork shop in Cheadle Hulme
After my fabric fix we then drove to Penycae to their house, "Broolyn House" an early 1800's farm house.
After greeting all the animals we had a well deserved cup tea. Jo purchased some clotted cream and I made scones so that we may have cream tea. An enjoyable afternoon was spent catching up, I was sure there were no pauses in our chatter.
The next day we were out and about, went to Chirkirk to a trash and treasure market and boy was I let loose amongst the goods, might need a shipping container.
Such fun, I picked up quite a few little items. DH was having a conniption about excess luggage and no room in our suit cases. I am proud to announce that we were under the 23 kilos allowed for our flight to Madrid.
But I did promise that I would not buy anything else until we got to Madrid.
How to pack a number of visits and sightseeing into a day, well we did that, thanks to Jo and Allan.
Llangollen and river, such a beautiful spot
Local craft store in Llangollen
Monday, saw us bid farewell to Jo and Allan back to London for a bit more culture and to visit the V & A museum in South Kensington.
After our visit to the V & A we went into Camdentown to see if it had changed since the fire a few years ago. We last visited Camden in 2006 and as far as we were concerned, everything looks the same.
This concludes our London sightseeing, meeting a friend from Australia tonight, for tapas then off to Madrid tomorrow. More to follow with our Spain adventure.