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Old 16 Aug 19, 05:25 PM  
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It's our last day at Center Parcs and it's the time honoured tradition of "The March of the Dads" - virtually all the men of the households get up early to fetch the car!

This explains my somewhat grumpy mugshot at 6.30 this morning!



Being up so early, you do get to meet some more of the neighbours...









After we packed and left the villa we returned to the Village Square for a much needed Starbucks

Then a mooch around the Jardin des Sports before the last set-play for Center Parcs...BOATING!



We met down at the boathouse and got togged up in our life preservers. Now Paula only needs to look at a Lilo and she feels seasick so I wondered how she would do.



This is a pic of our vessel. It's an electric boat (I thought electricity and water didn't mix, but hey-ho) and seats six.



Here are our shipmates.



Captain Izzy at the helm. (Why can I hear Celine Dion singing My Heart Will Go On...send for help!)



It was actually really relaxing. The electric engine was super quiet and quite nippy (as was the temperature out on the water).



Did I mention that Paula had bought 12 handmade chocolates? They were delicious!



Somehow Charlotte and Izzy swapped over. No children, ducks or other watercraft were injured in the making of this trip report.



Time to leave Elveden

Here is Izzy carrying Leo the Lion in Paula's scarf as we walked back to the car. She got some looks from other folk, including one lady who said "what a lovely dog!" 😂😂



Next up, the bright lights of Orpington!

It was a relatively jam-free journey down to our next AirBnB.

We were greeted in person by our "landlord" who showed us around our home for two nights. It's very nice indeed...












We were planning on going to the local for dinner but we agreed we are all too doggone tired.

Paula and I popped over to the local co-op and we grabbed some meals to cook back at the Airbnb.

The plan for tonight is to kick back and relax. Tomorrow we are going to London Zoo and have a bus tour booked.

Keeping our fingers crossed for better weather tomorrow (I'll settle for dry!)

Thanks for stopping by and reading - I hope you're enjoying the trip report as much as we're enjoying the trip


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Enjoying the report so far, looking forward to the rest
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Old 16 Aug 19, 06:37 PM  
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Without giving away the address where abouts r u? Any clues? Is the co-op in a crescent ! ? Really want to go to London Zoo haven't been since I was a kid.
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We're near the pub called The Buff (with apologies to everyone in there earlier, as I thought the name was referring to the dress code).
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I know exactly where u r. It used to be my local many moons ago when I had a social life😀. Not far from where I live, have a fab day tomorrow.
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Enjoying the trippie so far...

Thanks for sharing.
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Originally Posted by Minniefan View Post
I know exactly where u r. It used to be my local many moons ago when I had a social life😀. Not far from where I live, have a fab day tomorrow.
It's a lovely area - a proper "village" feel but 30 minutes and you're in the city.

I last visited London Zoo 40 years ago - do you think it's changed?! 😂
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Hopefully it has, canít wait to see the photos might take my daughter before school starts☹️
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Loving the trippie so far. Onto the next segment already! Sounds like a great plan using air b&b. Perhaps Iíll convince my DH as otherwise we end up in a Premier Inn with 2 rooms to accommodate 6 of us. Have fun at the zoo!
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