Flying in and heading north

The flight…

Room to spare

Emirates has just become my number one preferred airline after fantastic flight from Sydney to Dubai
and Dubai to London.

Maybe my current feeling is due to having a spare seat between us on both legs of the journey, this may the journey very comfortable, of course

I did pick a row that I anticipated there could be a chance of achieving this outcome.

Food was excellent and crew were helpful, not that we called on them.  The entertainment options were outstanding with a very extensive variety of programs and games to choose from, anyone that couldn’t find something to watch would never be pleased.

Sharpy true to form watch back to back reruns of Big Bang Theory and I finally watched season 3 (20 something eps) of Hart of Dixie.

The trip seemed to pass relatively quickly and in no time we were touching down at Heathrow, where we had a very slow journey through customs (due to volume of people).  We eventually made it through and found our lonely bags sitting beside the conveyor belt. A quick taxi ride and we settled into the Novotel Hotel.

The first drive…

Sam we stopped by on our way out of Oxford

The old body clock that always wakes me at 5am anywhere is still working.

Our second visit
As we were both awake we decided on an early but leisurely breakfast. The buffet was extensive and certainly set us for what turned out to be a full days drive. 

After breakfast we jumped on the shuttle bus back to airport to connect with the Avis shuttle to
collect our car.

All set and of we headed, the first bit to Oxford was a breeze a quick stop of to take some photos of the school that Samantha worked at a few years ago and a milk shake from her favourite place in the covered markets it was back on the road.

We had the Chocolate Sam

It wasn’t long before it was evident that weekend traffic was starting in early and after a very slow trip we gratefully checked into the Grant Arms Hotel at


After a pint in the bar we set off for a walk for find some food, we found just what we were looking for at the Railway Hotel just down the street.

The walk did us good and we enjoyed a small shared plate which was all that was needed to meet our needs.

After our first full day concluded as we fell into bed and slept well.

Tomorrow it is show day…

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