Friday, November 2, 2007

Long Journey Blog, Back in the UK 1-2 Nov 2007

Jim's just managed to set my computer up and it's on the 'wireless' jobby, so that's great. Pretty ghastly journey over from Ireland. We were up at 3am ish. Jim made our usual travelling picnic. He'd packed the car last night so only the last bits to go in. Long trip down to Rosslare where we catch the ferry. We headed to our usual lounge on board (we call it our bedroom), pillows and sleeping bags on hand. Ferry left at 8.45am. We noticed a family sitting on the other side of the lounge. Couldn't believe it was the people we bought the Irish cottage from. It turned out they were about the most unpopular people in Ireland and everyone hated them! So we didn't really want to speak to them! I snuggled down in my sleeping bag and dozed reasonably well. Smooth crossing and we arrived in Pembroke at about 1.30pm.

The journey through Wales seemed endless. Lovely autumn colours everywhere though and quite a sunny day, so it could have been worse. Both this morning and this evening the sky was just amazing. Ablaze with red streaks. Wonderful. We finally landed back in Worthing, West Sussex about 6ish I think. It seemed an interminable day and neither of us could walk when we tried to get out of the car!! Unloaded the car, Jim popped out to get some essential shopping and I attacked the kitchen. Cleaned cupboards and sorted stuff to leave for now and stuff to pack ready to take to Ireland. Cleaning the top of very greasy cupboards is not nice.

Jim set up computers and had a lot of work to do on the leaflets he's producing for IOH. Must go to bed as we're determined to get up early to make the most of the time we have here and hopefully get the house ready to sell in the Spring.

Night everyone, xxx

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