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Chester

To the Manor Born?

Chester is an historic Tudor City - yet more history and splendor to absorb. We stayed at Crabwell Manor, on an estate just out of town. Some of the accommodation has been added on to the original manor which dates back to 1066. It has been carefully restored and maintained and you could really get a feel of how former generations lived. Absolutely beautiful rooms, furnishings and surrounds. We had dinner in the Conservatory and saw a fox wandering through the grounds.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival

Must mention that we went to see a film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. We saw "Love and Other Crimes", by a Serbian director, whose name I have forgotten, but he has had Oscar nominations for short films, this being his first feature. It was the premiere and he was there for a chat afterwards. What a treat!

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Southport

Southport was very Victorian and very grand. Our hotel - The Prince of Wales - was trying hard but didn't quite make it. Still it was a good place to have a look at, with the massive mudflats which they call a beach.

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Scotland

Edinburgh and the Highlands

The flight from Oslo to Edinburgh was fine, but the landing (with Holas Airlines) was a little interesting as the suspension on the front wheel broke and we thumped and bounced to the terminal.
For Edinburgh, we had an apartment, which was great for doing washing and having our own breakfast. I had vegimite on toast and all was well in the world.
Edinburgh has a lovely feel to it - the people were very cheerful and friendly. We had a look at the castle as you'd expect, and walked the high street, enjoying all the celtic wares and kilts.
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Had a look at the Royal Yacht Britainnia too (for our Mums).
Spent the next two days driving around Scotland. First trip was to Fort William, then back through glasgow.
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Next day was up to Inverness (less than inspiring), then over to Aberdeen - interesting but grey. Back through the golf town of St Andrew's which was quite lovely.
Reluctantly left Edinburgh, with no where near enough time for a proper look - we'll have to come back.
Exited Scotland at Gretna Green, and managed not to get married there.....

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Birthday message

for Lyndal

Sorry this is a bit late - access unavailable. Hope you had a great day.

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