Remembrance Sunday

After a good night’s sleep I woke up nice and early. We showered and packed and Dave managed to get the car seat fitted with no problem. Stuart made us breakfast and then we dropped Anne and Stuart off in Abingdon for the Remembrance Sunday parade.

We walked with them into the centre of the town and then we went to do some basic shopping. After observing a 2 minutes silence we were on the road at 11:11. Quite fitting for the day. We drove through Benson and stopped in Wallingford at The Bell for coffee. We then went for lunch at The Crown in Cookham. Dave had last eaten there in 1982. He had posh fish fingers (£8) and a Theakstons IPA and I had Welsh rarebit (£7.50) with an Orchard Thieves cider. The bill came to £24.50. At 13:15 we headed to Heathrow to collect the kids. Europcar let us park in their visitors parking which made life very easy. We caught their shuttle to Terminal 4 and waited for them in the arrivals hall. They arrived safe and sound and the shuttle was waiting for us so that helped. James and David played tetris to get all the luggage in and as soon as it was done we hit the road. We arrived at Barnsdale Hall before 17:30, in the dark. We off loaded, unpacked, fed Hannah and had a simple pasta supper. An early night for all of us was in order.