A day of farewells and moving on…

This morning it was time to pack and make sure we left our lovely Freshford home clean & tidy.

Firstly we farewelled George and Graeme who walked to the little station down the hill at Freshford to train to Bath & then Paddington then Kings Cross then to their new home in York. I’m pleased to say that they made their fast changes and arrived safely.

Then Ben loaded up the car with our luggage, dropped us off at the Bath Spa Station & returned our car. Then the four of us sat in the station lounge until our train to Paddington at 13:13. Once there we hopped on the Heathrow Express and then cabbed to the Ibis Styles Hotel where we are staying the night.

We’ve just had a very pleasant dinner in the hotel restaurant with Kay and Ben & have said our goodbyes. It’s a long way from Canada to Australia. Will we see them again? I certainly hope so. I’m feeling very sad that we have parted once more.

Queen Elizabeth’s death was announced whilst we were having dinner. I think Australia should be a republic and have our own flag but I still feel sad. She was a great lady who worked long and hard and I admired her for that.

Tomorrow we are off to Munich bright and early so now it’s time to sleep.

We are so lucky to have spent this week with our extended ALLEY family; to have met new members and to have explored the places where our ancestors lived. It’s been absolutely great. Thanks everyone.

3 thoughts on “A day of farewells and moving on…

  1. Entirely agree Di. We should be a republic with our own flag and head of state but she was a strong, compassionate and resilient woman and I feel sad too

    Maree Roberts


  2. That sounds like a lovely sunset on your trip back in history. Queen Elizabeth II was a wonderful woman. We could all strive to be emulate her enduring character in our lives. Thanks for a another good blog update Mum.

    Sent from my iPhone


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  3. Hard to believe our wonderful week together is over. We packed an awful lot into it. It was far too short. We have a wonderful family and I am so glad that Di got in touch on Ancestry as it opened up a new chapter. Enjoy your travels to Munich and beyond, Di and David and for George and Graham it’s off to York then Northwards. Love to you all. 😘😘😘

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