While I really wanted to see Cornwall and St Ives, R really wanted to visit Ireland and wanted me to see Scotland. R wanted to see Stonehenge. Some old rocks, ho hum for me. Bath, oh yes for both of us. We have booked a tour in the English summer to see some of England, Scotland and Ireland, the very same one as Gattina took a couple of years ago. The price is very reasonable.
The only way for me to sleep on plane without taking drugs is to have a couple of drinks. Ok, maybe three. Even then, it is not proper sleep, just a heavy doze. Nevertheless, we bought really cheap flights to London with Royal Brunei Airlines, and while the airline of the very conservative Muslim Asian country doesn't serve alcohol on its flights, they do cater for people who bring their own, with mixers, ice and glasses. Just the glass thanks my lovely.
We will catch up with Marie in London, where we will stay for a few days before the tour. I've already asked her to drag us about London or even to Brighton for a day, and she readily agreed. What a wonderful thing blogging has been for me. She showed us some of Greenwich during our last visit, and this year we will be staying there and look forward to exploring the area further.
After the tour, we will have a few days in the north of England, staying with R's closest sister and then back to London for the flight home.
I will be on extended work leave, beginning in February. Gosh, it is a long time until our holiday in July, but.......
a bargain price deal popped up, for a 14 day Autumn cruise from Australia to New Zealand and back. The cruise leaves from Melbourne, so it is just a short cab trip to Station Pier from home. Brighton Antique Dealer has taken this cruise, as has R's former workmate who he had lunch with today, as I write. We are well advised by both parties.
So, we have two holidays booked, and may well have some brief holidays of a couple of nights here or there. We have to do them while we can and we are fortunate that we have enough money, for cheap holidays at least.
Meanwhile, Little Jo is at a very large scout camp in South Australia, while Sister and Mrs Sister swan around South Australia. So good to hear after the collapse of a pylon supporting the causeway to Granite Island at Victor Harbour, that the horse drawn tram is back up and running along the causeway.