St Ives

Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
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Trip End Oct 01, 2012


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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A lot has happened in the last few days. On the Saturday 1st we drove to St Ives which is very close to Cambridge. We were not allowed to stay in the park at Cambridge any longer, no we did not misbehave or held drunken parties, it was just booked out. So St Ives it was.Did not venture out any further that day and settled down to some serious reading. No TV reception so watching the Paralympics was out. On Sunday we took a drive around and to have a little wander around the town. It is not very big but very nice to look at. Oliver Cromwell was born in St Ives and of course his statue centres the town. St Ives has a river running through the town which makes it rather special. The bridge over the river was built in the 1600's and still functions today although it is not open to motor vehicles any more. It also has a chapel in the middle of the bridge, most unusual. After strolling through St Ives we decided to have some lunch. Plenty of places to eat but most of them were busy or held functions that day. We drove about 5 minutes outside the town and came across a pub called The Seven Wives ( don't know why it is called that ) which served a Sunday Roast. That will do we said, and went in and had a lovely roast beef and yorkshire pudding lunch. Good stuff. Home again by mid afternoon.
Got a phone call not long after that from the guy who wanted to buy Charlie to say that he wanted to cancel the deal as he felt that it was only worth half our price. Yeah right, as it was, it was cheap. I think he thought we were deperate to sell so it was worth a try. Rick just said , thanks very much but no.
We phoned another couple of people who showed interest and wanted to look at her and made an appointment for yesterday. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. The morning appointment was interested enough to give us a deposit which sealed the deal. Delivery the next day. We drove to Chelmsford to Graham and Carol to pick up some paper work relating to Charlie and drop off some stuff that we no longer needed. Organised a hire car for ourselves, so we can get around for the rest of the time and continue our trip. Later on this morning we will pick up the car and Rick will drive Charlie to its new owner and I will follow in the car. Hopefully all will go as planned and the deal will go through, nothing is certain untill the money is in the bank but so far it seems ok. Once again thanks to Graham and Carol all this was made easier for us by having them as back up.Would have been lost without them. Thanks guys, so much.
We will be staying in B&B's for the next 9 days, hello no cooking, guess who is happy now.
I must not forget to mention that the last few days the weather has been sunny and clear skies and it has been warm as well. It is supposed to last a few days more, hope so.

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Ingrid Barnett on

Ahhhh how sad Charlie is gone!!! Thought it could be the family holiday house :( xo

Goonermarch on

Even if the new people take Charlie to heart there is no doubt that she will never receive the same care and attention that you two gave her. She was always immaculate when she was with you so let us hope that she will not allow her standards to drop! Has the hire car become human yet?!!

rickandwill
rickandwill on

No the hire car has not been named yet but I have a feeling that it will just be the car for the duration. Missing the convenience of Charlie a bit.

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