Monday, 15 August 2011

Another busy week-end.

Saturday morning and we were busy with last minute packing before Mick, Julie and Liam, our host’s in March took us by car to Peterborough Railway Station. Here we caught the 12.38 train to Kings Cross in London where we transferred to the Victoria Underground line to Vauxhall. It was here that our problems began. As we were loaded up with one large suitcase and one small suitcase each plus a back pack and in my case another small suitcase strapped to the large one we made use of lifts and ramps to go between stations or platforms. At Vauxhall which is a really old station and as yet not user friendly by modern standards there are no lifts or ramps but 3 flights of stairs from the subway to the platform. We started to move the cases up one flight at a time so that they were not out of sight as we returned for the next one. Luckily there were two good Samaritans on hand who gave us a helping hand to reach the platform. We had about a 10 minute wait for the train giving us time to get our breath back.

With some text messaging going between Dot and daughter Tracey, she managed to catch the same train as us from a different station giving us an extra pair of hands upon arrival at Malden Manor our final stop. Again here we struck the problem of no lifts or ramps and lots of stairs, luckily going down this time but again a knight in shining armour stepped up and gave us a hand. It just goes to show that there are still some good honest decent people around despite all the anarchy that was going on around the country at the time.

We are now comfortably settled in Tracey’s flat until we fly out next Monday. Yesterday was spent at Tracey’s partners house (Greg) for lunch and a BBQ which is something we haven’t had the pleasure of for quite some time.

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