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Spring/summer 2018


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   Abigail's Page 45a

June and July 2018
 

Miscellanea

Welcome back to my pages. The highlight of this period was my residential school trip to Northern France. It was fun and educational but it did have a serious note. We were away from Monday 07.00 to Thursday 22.00. We crossed The Channel by ferry going out and by Eurotunnel on the way back. The coach was a double decker one like Daddy used to drive. I think he wished he was driving us! Below is the Etaples Military Cemetery. Everyone was quiet and well behaved.

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Whilst I was away Mummy and Daddy took off to Aldeburgh with the caravan. The weather at home was extremely hot and often uncomfortable but 60 miles  up the coast it was quite cool, despite the full sun. This was caused by a very strong north easterly wind.

Mummy was that cold! (Waiting for a ferry.)

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In June my Great Uncle Alec celebrated his 90th birthday. He didn't want a big do but had several smaller ones. We took him to the Suffolk Punch Horse Trust to see the huge heavy horses which he loved and on another day to a fish restaurant on the coast at Mersea. Nanny came too.

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Never in a million years will you guess where we are. London Zoo! My friend Willow came with us and here we are sheltering from the sun. I think the animals were as well.

I haven't included may animal shots but couldn't resist this heron that Mummy snapped.

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In this picture I am at Randorail which is where you have a carriage with two seats either side where two people pedal to move the carriage. This was extremely fun however it was also very tiring especially on the way back as we were going up hill. The carriage was on old train track trails which were old and rusty so made quite some noise however fortunately not too much so we could all still hear each other talking.

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I think they enjoyed themselves without me. I didn't think that was possible.

 

Mummy and Daddy took a small ferry over to the National Trust's Orford Ness. It's an internationally important coastal nature reserve, with a fascinating 20th-century military history. Breeding and migrating birds, specialised plants and other wildlife flourish in a rich mosaic of coastal habitats. (So their website says.) They loved it as they've seen it on TV many times.

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I often try and include one of Mummy's flower creations. She has yet to win first prize but keeps trying. Below is an arrangement on the theme Out of this World that she made inside one of my school projects.

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When we left London Zoo, instead of walking by road to Camden Town underground station we took the Regent's Canal towpath. This was a wonderful route with many sights and sounds. Camden market was still open, full of food stalls from all around the world.

We chose an atmospheric restaurant bar for our evening meal. You can see it (below) under the white balcony. What made it special were the lovely helpful staff and the views over the locks. One of Daddy's bonus events as he calls them.



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Well, that's about all. I'm sure I've forgotten something of significance, but never mind, there's always my next posting, you lucky people!

Lots of love from all of us.

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