This is very much a work-in-progress, liable to be changed at any time. Things in italics are must-dos and must-gos, bold italics are set1.
If anyone happens to be at the same place I am at the same time, feel free to join me! For coordination purposes, I do have a very basic mobile to use in the UK. You can email me before July 20 at yahoo.com, with amy_p1 before the @, and "phone number" in the subject line.
Fly from MFR July 20, arrive at LGW July 21.
London: July 21 to July 26
Stay with Agapanthus July 21 to July 26
Ride several double decker buses to get from point A to point B
Land at Gatwick, go to Ag's, freshen up. Stay up at least until dark to help with timezone syncing.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Kew Gardens with MMF
Boat tour from Kew to Hampton Court
Groundling at Globe Theatre July 25 2pm--Twelfth Night
British Library: Lindisfarne Gospels and da Vinci's notebooks? Yes, please!
Changing of the guard
Museum of London
Stratford upon Avon: July 26
Go with Ag, meet up with Mol3, perhaps meet A
A village outside Northampton: July 26 to July 27
Stay with Mol July 26
Cambridge: July 27
See 2legs, W, Clive the Flying Ostrich4
Punting on the Cam
Manchester: July 27 to July 31
Stay with Pastey and Alabaster July 27 to July 31
July 28: Ingleton Waterfall Trail, White Scar Cave, and Malham Cove with HonestIago
Meet at Pastey's brewpub July 29 (daytime events to include a walking tour and MOSI)
Lincoln (though arriving on train at Grimsby or Cleethorpes): July 31 to August 2
Stay with Wand'rin Star
York: August 2
York's Chocolate Story
Scotland: August 2 to August 6
Stay with zens from August 2 to August 6, including a roadtrip August 3-4
Take the Caledonian Sleeper from Edinburgh to London, August 6 to August 7
London: August 7
Fly from LGW on August 7, arrive at MFR August 8 around 12:30am. Stay overnight in Medford, as it is 2 hours from home.
Other possibilities, to be weeded through or slotted in