Simon and I spent a lovely night at a Hotel in Stanwell village close to Heathrow airport. The Hotel is lovely - feels just like home.
We decided to do some last minute retail therapy so googled the closest shops to where we are. We found out the bus no. (441) and headed to the bus stop. Lo and behold we got talking and laughing with Jim and Doreen an elderly couple heading to the hospital when along came 86 year old Arnold and his wife. He is always impeccably dressed according to Doreen and is a highly decorated war hero. Poor Arnold is suffering from dementia (not that we could tell) and recently his son took his bike off him as he was a menace on the roads and ended up in places he shouldn't have.. It was one laugh After another whilst waiting for the 441 bus.....We were given our instructions to buy a return ticket as it is cheaper (we forgot we had our Octopus cards from when we were here a few weeks ago) and advised where to get the return bus...... Thank goodness we met our new friends Doreen, Jim, Arnold and his wife - goodness knows where we would have ended up. We had hoped we were over the hot sweaty weather but London has turned on a scorcher - hot, sticky and humid...... Well we are into our final hours here in London - packed the bags with the latest purchases and heading to the airport hopefully to add a couple of extra purchases to fill up one more space - cant say what it is as it is a surprise. Martyn has decided to extend his holiday (just doesn't want to go home to reality I guess) and just Simon and I heading for the arduous journey back home to a freezing NZ.
Robyn and Simon - au Revoir London xxxxx