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Fine Fayre - Tudor Style

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With today being the last part of our UK stay we decided to go for a wander around the amazingly historic area we are staying in.  Thought the motel/lodge we are staying in (Heathrow Lodge) is very standard the buildings around are nothing short of amazing.  Well worth the very reasonable lodge rates to be so close to the airport and such amazing history!

We decided to venture out to the local pub for a traditional 'English' pub meal... only to find that the pub, and most of the older buildings around here, are all from Tudor times. 'The White Horse' in Longford Village is said to have been built in 1534, originally as a smoke house.  In 1601 it became an Inn... somewhere for travellers on the Bath Road (much like ourselves) could stop for a meal.  We ate in the bar part of the Inn (as the main restaurant doesn't open until later than we were eating).  It was so charming!  The food was definitely something worth stopping for.

After our scrumptious meal we headed …

All our bags are packed and we're ready to go!

This John Denver song has been playing in my head over and over this week.  Our belongings left with the household movers on Thursday to head home to Australia ahead of us and the house is almost completely packed up.

Once again we have seriously culled our belongings as we prepare for the homeward journey...just one more night in the house before we head into London to await our flight in 2 days time.  Where has the time gone?

We have said sad farewells to so many new friends who will always remain in our hearts once we leave the UK. Our church family even sang 'Waltzing Matilda' for us on Sunday morning after presenting us with a beautiful framed image of our beloved St George's Waterlooville.  Zane is currently enjoying a movie at the cinemas with his best friend Tom (after he enjoyed a huge week at Scout camp) as Darian, Matt and I chill out watching 'Canon ball run' on TV.

We are very excited about our trip home via America... just 2 days and we will be enjoyi…