I made it back to Pension Mozart in time to check out and then I started talking to the owner I had seen all these photos on the wall that were clearly of her. So I asked her about them and she said she was a conductor originally from St Petersburg in Russia her name was Gal Rasche so she gave me a tour showed me the articles written about her in the newspaper. She showed me the special Mozart room and let me take photos. I also met the bird and the man older gentleman there got the bird to sit on my hand for a photo but he left so Gal took my photo pointing at the bird. It was a nice little visit she told me Vienna is a smaller version of St Petersburg, St Petersburg has been on a list for a few years now. This B and B is one I really enjoyed I would recommend it to anyone.
|This room is a must for any Mozart fan|
The plane ride was not quite as bouncy and we were back to London it was cloudy but not raining I was through customs in minutes because there were so few of us without European passports so I was able to be on the train 45 mins after I landed. I was back in my old digs at the Montana Excel in Kings Cross/St Pancras area, so now I felt at home. I went to get some dinner had lamb skewer with chips with garlic sauce and then it started raining so after trying to no avail to find an internet place I set decided to go in for the night. I was exhausted.
I did run around a bit in the morning and bought some Cadbury bars and some Mars bars and then it was off to the train station, I had picked up my ticket the night before which was good as I did not have to rush. Then it was off to visit my cousin Margie and her husband Deric who live outside of Shrewsbury in a quaint village. I had to change trains at Birmingham New Street which brought a tear to my eye because my cousin Michael (died in Jan) lived there and I could picture him getting off the train there in 2009. I could not find where the train to Shrewsbury went from I asked several people. I was even told the wrong track that did not even exist but when the man saw me again he sent me in the right direction. I made the train barely.
I sat in a single seat near the toilet because there was no place to put my suitcase but I had it by the window near there. I used the toilet and it was hard to find the spot to close the door there was a D which was for door and a L for lock. Well as people came along most people could not find it so I was giving the instructions to everyone only one person came out and actually said thank you. I had been laughing about it with another woman and I kept putting my hand out like they should be paying me of course they could not see me.
My cousins met me at the station and we made a quick stop at a store where I got some more cadbury bars and then back to the house for a bit of lunch and then just relaxing and catching up. Later we went to a pub for dinner and I had haddock chips and peas, they love those peas with fish.
|toilet special Mozart room|
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