Monday, 4 January 2016

Sunday Sunday !!

Up early and it was dark. We packed our bags, found Alfie in Diane's bed and got the car ready for the days adventures. Sunrise is after 8.40am so we were on the road about then with a wet trip in front of us. Fortunately the wind died down as we got off the border hills. Once onto the A1 we made reasonable time and decided to take Margaret and Ian's offer of a cup of coffee up. A reset of the google map (with synchronised talking) we arrived in the little village of Longhoughton, with a bit of u-turns we found a kindly gentleman who waved us into their driveway. Margaret offered shortbread and Christmas cake, which Stephanie repaid by fixing their iPad which had a malicious message.
On the road again and the weather was better. 
We had a photo opportunity stop at the Angel of the North with a few more attempts at the selfie. 
Next stop was at Scotch Corner, where we had our cuppa and biscuit in the car. This rest stop is the most famous in England as it is where the M1 divides for either Glasgow or Edinburgh. On the road again and weather being still wet we travelled further down the M1 to Knaresborough turnoff, arriving at the Camberley about 2.45pm. Unpacked and met the manager, who gave us simple directions into town, down the road three blocks. We looked at the interesting shops (window shopping only) and decided that Betty's for an early tea would be fine. Shown into the garden room it was lovely with waiters and waitresses dressed for Downtown Abbey era tea. Salmon gratin and steak pie later we purchased a Yorkshire curd tart and Eccles cake for our supper and departed for our beds. A decision to see if there was a movie theatre handy and we found ourselves in the Star Wars movies, ten minutes after the starting time but previews were still going and £12 each lighter in the wallet. A great movie with lots of action and interest we then walked home, got into our pyjamas, had coffee and cake and watched the new Sherlock Holmes movie on iPlayer. A very busy day. 

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