Surrey in a Day, March 2016

When we finished our Spring Term at the University of Exeter, Alex’s parents picked us up and we spent a few days at his home in the Cotswolds and went to Oxford for the day. Then we drove to my home in Surrey to spend a few days here before our holiday in Rome. I live near Gatwick and Heathrow Airports so it’s very convenient to go from my house.

Seeing it was Alex’s first time in my county I had to show it off. The previous afternoon we had stopped off at Box Hill, Dorking. Alex is mad keen on cycling so it was pretty cool for him to see the Olympic cycle route in the flesh.

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Windy and cold at the top of the hill

Then for our busy day..

We started off in Guildford, the town where I went to school and go to frequently in uni holidays. I meant to take us to a cafe that I loved (called Glutton and Glee) but to my horror it had changed hands and names to The Kalm Kitchen Cafe. Regardless we went in and had a coffee, but it really wasn’t as good as it previously was.

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We went up and down the high street, with me pointing out certain things and sharing memories I had from some of the places we past. Guildford Castle was our next stop and it looked great at this time of year, and the views of Guildford were a treat! We then went to the bottom of the high street to the river which was pretty in the sun.

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On the River Wey

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We drove through Shalford and some of the pretty villages surrounding Guildford before reaching Shere. We stopped there, had a wander around the church and stream and had a lovely lunch at The Dabbling Duck. I had never been there myself but I will be returning. We had a panini each and a yummy easter themed rock road. The places was busy because it was Easter Monday, but the staff were lovely and got us seated and served really quickly. It had such a homey atmosphere with mottos, pictures and bunting all over the place.

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