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Amsterdam to Bridgewater

Monday - 2011-08-08

06:00 and we were on the road having set the alarm for 05:25 'google' reckoned about 4:15 to get to calais, and the last checking was 10:50 for the 11:20 crossing. The weather was lousy, but my faithful navigator nailied it again, and we arrived early. So early that we managed to get a crossing an hour earlier. I'm just hoping that there were no speeding fines picked up along the way. Arriving in England I really felt the pressure was off, we had achieved all the major goals of Europe, and were back in the UK. Bridgewater was only a few hours away and I could relax. We stopped briefly in Newbury for a pickup lunch and made our way down the M4 and M5 to Bridgewater. It was different driving on the english motorway, the hedges seemed much higher than when I was last here, and I was suprised with the proximity of trees and other obstacles so close to the road.
Finally we arrived at Karen & Williams new house. They have been there under 3 weeks and must have worked like slaves to turn an empty shell into a home. That evening we went to 'Spoons' a typical english 'gastro' pub. Where I had a typical english mixed grill.
My snoring had been a real issue for the girls, and I had put it down to the sudden increase in weight and nightly alcohol intake. However over the last few days I have been brewing some kind of ENT issue. It had started with a light ear ache, turned into a swollen abcess on my back teeth, and finally resulted in a sinus cold. I now wonder if my glands had started swelling and the snoring was as a result if that. During the course of the evening I went rapidly down hill. Fortunatly Alex and Olivia were in the guest room, and I was in Williams office. What I can say is that the 'bed' in Williams office was really welcome and VERY comfortable. come the morning things were improving, but the sinusitus was well entrenched.


Posted by peter.dudley 17:00

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