Am attending a conference in York region starting Sunday and decided to take a couple of days off to spend visiting our daughter, who lives with her fiance in Kitchener. Things started off alright, the cab arrived on time and we were able to slide through both the check in desk and security with nary … Continue reading Visit to our Little Girl in Kitchener
Late start, late and leisurely breakfast with a bit of a catch up with V the daughter of L and H. Not out of the house until after 1100. Off to the Village of Blockley, where the TV series Father Brown was shot. Then we went to the Slaughters, both upper and lower. We had … Continue reading Penultimate day in the UK
Or how we get on with our old neighbours. We we arrived yesterday afternoon and we have been treated extremely well by our mates L took us to Bibury as was shown in my last post and when H came home we were treated to a nice beef curry with a couple of drinks followed … Continue reading Visiting Old Friends
Or how we met up with our friends and went back to our old stomping grounds. Breakfast this morning was not even a challenge, what with 30 plus people having left at 0330. We were down for a quick bite at 0745 and back in the room by 0830 after having made sure Liam was … Continue reading Day 12 + 1 the aftermath
Well, third time round for this post, as it has been lost twice. Anyway, breakfast was not an issue this morning, it was easily accomplished by the Jurys Inn here in Oxford. We then tramped aboard our coaches for the last trip for a rehearsal/concert. This time our concert will be at Christ Church Cathedral, … Continue reading Day 12 the Penultimate Day
Another relatively late start to the day. Off to visit the home of the bard, Stratford Upon Avon and Shakespeare's birthplace. Also a concert in Leamington Spa. Breakfast wars. So far so good. With only half the tour they seem to be holding their own. The oven fresh croissants sealed the deal for me. Mmmmmm! … Continue reading Day 10
Today we get a bit of a lie in, not having to have our bags downstairs before 0930. So we will have a leisurely breakfast then load the 🚌 to Kenilworth. Due to the size of our group we have to split the hotels so it caused a bit of a change up in our … Continue reading Day 9
After a night in the Jurys Inn we had a late breakfast, due to the scheduling of groups in the hotel. A little discombobulated particularly with the coffee cups but we made it thru #firstworldproblem. On the bus for our excursion which includes a Durham Cathedral visit. Then we will head for our concert in … Continue reading Day 6
Notice anything different about today's post compared to the other ones in this series, less D-eh 1? Today we breakfast with our crew and then are on our own for the morning with the first bus leaving at 10 and the next bus leaving at 1400. Those who wish to explore can go early but … Continue reading Day 4
We had a great breakfast in the hotel, we shared our table with Len which was nice. We arrived fashionably late, after talking to our son who had already eaten. The sleep was worth it. Breakfast was worthy of piling up on and making it last till later in the afternoon - which I did … Continue reading Day 3
Well, this post is meant to be sent while we are at the airport so that any interested party can read it while we are in the sky. Unfortunately, the flight out of Edmonton is delayed by 45 minutes. Since there are a lot of connecting passengers for the tour around 49 people. I … Continue reading Take Off D-eh!
How is that for a Canadian entry into the travel blog? It is almost 4 years from the last time we did something like this - you may recognize the photo above from the blog that started this off last time. This time my wife and I get to leave from Saskatoon instead of Edmonton … Continue reading Take Off D-eh -1
Today we bid fair Dalmahoy and Edinburgh a fond farewell as we journey south into the land beyond the wall. Hadrians Wall, which we will stop at for lunch on our way to Newcastle for the next few days. David, our courier, kept up a running commentary while we made our way over the Weak … Continue reading Day 5
Since we arrive at a little after 6 AM there is no point trying to go to the hotel, so we may as well be met at the airport by our "Couriers" and start off on the touristic part of this voyage - although when we did this in Munich a bunch of people just … Continue reading Day 2
The prep concert was on June 10, 2017 for the Edmonton audience - and what a kind audience it was! That was, by the way, the second time I had sung the music with the choir - which was 100% more than another 'guest' chorister from Thunder Bay!! I think we managed to pull our … Continue reading UK Calling – What do I do until we leave?