Back to ye olde London town.

Sunday 16th January

Oh what a wonderful nights sleep.  The Embankment in Bedford continued to delight with a lovely breakfast this morning.  A wonderful stay, just a pity we could not have stayed longer.


embankment The Embankment in Bedford

Across the road from the pub is the River Ouse, and being a Sunday morning, the rowers were out in force.

rowers Rowers on the Ouse

But we had no time to waste as we had arranged to be in London (Clapham) by 11am to meet up with Matt the owner of the apartment we are renting for the next six nights.  After driving through central London, we got to the apartment only 15 minutes late, and then proceeded to settle in.  The Apartment is lovely, two bedrooms with all the mod cons you could want, including a washing machine.  So the rest of the afternoon was spent reorganising all our stuff, washing, ironing, plus a bit of shopping for some basics and generally getting ourselves sorted.  Then it was off to Alex’s to pick up the bags we had left at her place, before heading out for dinner.

We went to Jamie’s Italian at Westfield where we had a fabulous meal accompanied by some good service as well.  One of Alex’s ex-Uni flatmates has just arrived in London, so Leeroy and Mat joined us at the restaurant for dessert and some chatting.

After we dropped Alex off at her flat, we headed back to “22 Dalyell”, our home for the next 6 nights.

Monday 17th January

What a  fantastic nights sleep on the most comfortable bed we have experienced.  After breakfast, Roy headed off to return the rental car to the other side of London.  It did not take too long before her returned.  Then it was into finding a shipping company so we can pack up a lot of the stuff we do not need to carry with us to ship back to NZ.  For some reason that seemed to take up most of the day, along with popping along to the shops to buy a few provisions.



So not many photos and time to slow down and realise that there is not much time left.  But at the same time there is still plenty to do.  We will just have to make a list and try to do that which is possible and leave the rest.


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