I called on the train out to Leicester as I said I would, but my schedule had changed since we had first discussed it, and I never noticed! Alan switched from a Sunday-Sunday itinerary to a Saturday-Saturday one, and I was in such a rush before the trip to finish other things that it escaped my notice. I didn't realize until John told me that he wasn't expecting me until Sunday that I had screwed up. Fortunately, they had no plans, and it was actually quite nice to have an extra day on the weekend to hang out and play in the garden.
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Since my last visit to Garden Cottage, John & Shona had installed a new patio, and a new garage with attached greenhouse.
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The greenhouse (on the left) is particularly nice, though they had only a few plants in there at that time.
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Some of the flowers in their garden were quite lovely.
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They have many poppies, in about three or four colors.
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Sunday afternoon, we went for a stroll down to the nearby lake.
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This is the stream for which the town is named.
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The bird was not so far away, actually -- particularly when the bread was brought out.
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The road home.
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The next day, I took the train to de Montfort University with John.
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This is the building where he works -- I can't quite recall it's name.
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The office space where John works originally belonged to the mechanical engineering department, which was downsized.
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John took me on a little tour about downtown Leicester, which I'd never really seen properly in all my previous visits.
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This is one of the oldest structures in town.
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This is the main cathedral.
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And from the inside.
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One of the only remaining arcades in Leicester. Unfortunately, these are all giving way to more modern strip malls these days.
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