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Caro

Coming to see you.

At 6am tomorrow we set out for Singapore (three days over Chinese New Year - quite by chance) and then to Britain for about two months to visit our son, daughter-in-law and their baby, and have a good look round.  London, Northumberland, Durham, Cambridge, and maybe a week somewhere else, possible on the Continent.  

I won't be able to be in as frequent contact as usual but will try and pop in at intervals.  Shouldn't be a problem at my son's but might be less likely when travelling.  I have packed Under the Greenwood Tree, a Martha Grimes crime novel, a little thing about the millennium by Robert Lacey, and I Coriolanus, a child's historical novel.  Will be able to buy plenty of cheap books at your second-hand shops when I get there.  

Cyclone is coming over Cairns in Australia (where my brother-in-law lives) so hope that won't mean excessive turbulence.  And I hope I can get out of the aeroplane toilets!  Another brother-in-law came home from Alaska recently with a clot from not moving enough on the plane - not serious, fortunately.  

Cheers, Caro.
Marita

Have a safe journey, Caro and a nice stay on this half of the globe.

Marita
Gino

Visit

Are you familiar with Singapore, a wonderful airport puts LHR to shame.
If you have a long stopover there you can have a free city trip if you book promply.
PS free internet there.
Sandraseahorse

Hope you enjoy your stay, Caro.
county_lady

Caro I hope your journey is trouble free and I'm looking forward to reading your posts from wherever - whenever you can be in touch.
Ann

Sadly the weather will still be cold and damp while you are here but welcome from me too. I hope you enjoy the family and find lots of good books.
Apple

Have a safe journey, and I hope you enjoy your time in the UK! There are many beautiful cities and towns to chose from, have a really good time and I hope the weather is reasonably kind to you!

If you get the chance I'd also recommend York and Lincoln as worth a visit.
Castorboy

Apple wrote:
If you get the chance I'd also recommend York and Lincoln as worth a visit.

Agreed, as of course is Durham and anywhere in Northumberland and the top end by the Border. The temp in the NE is about 4 degrees but improving every day. Even if you haven't packed any heavy top coats there is always the op shops for reasonable gear. Have a great time - I am sure the highlight will be cuddling your first grandchild!
Joe Mac

You certainly get around, don't you Caro? I wish I could up and leave for two months. I haven't had that much time off since I went to India for four months when I was 20.
I hope you have a wonderful time and I'm sure you will.
Rod

Thanks, everyone.  We are here safely. Stayed two nights in Singapore - there for Chinese New Year, and ate VERY ethnically in an Indian restaurant - only Europeans there.  Everyone eating with their fingers.  

Wet in Sheffield, but I like cool weather.

Old enough to be able to take time off, Joe.  My husband's work is 40 hours a week over a year and he does them when he likes, so has caught up a bit and taken some unpaid leave.

Cheers, Caro.
Rod

Ah, I wondered why I didn't have to sign in here, but see it has come up with my son's name and he did post once.
TheRejectAmidHair

Oh - it's you, Caro! You had me fooled for a while!
Apple

Castorboy Wrote:
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Agreed, as of course is Durham and anywhere in Northumberland and the top end by the Border.
Oh yes I forgot those - the part of the country where there is a castle on every corner!!  Very Happy

I hope you have a very pleasant stay in the UK Caro wherever you decide to visit.

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