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Published: August 21st 2018
It was raining and quite cold so we decided there was no point in trying to get to viewpoints ! So we thought we'd check out the Grand Hotel for coffee. So a quick walk around Victoria Park, via a new shopping complex, with a "factory shop" and then back in time to the colonial days at the Grand Hotel. It was warm, comfy and made a decent latte coffee - so all good. There were quite a few good looking restaurants in the complex so decided to go for the Thai option later.
After a quick lunch, Victoria Park gardens looked a good bet for a leisurely stroll. Of course we were picked up by " the head gardener" Tony who proceeded to show us all the plants, Latin names and all, and was amazingly interesting - our own private tour of the park which was lovely - tip "required" of course at the end
Evening at the Grand was lovely - we met a couple in the bar - Bob works for BP in Hull and of course knew Mark and Rosamund - he has worked with Mark for many years
- small world !! Thai food was great btw
On return the hotel lit us a roaring (Bon)fire in our room - they do need some lessons in lighting fires though as paraffin is definitely a dangerous solution - power out due to A large tree down further along the road so handy to have the fire and the generator - but limited wifi.
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