So Alton, not a massively metropolitan place to be but quite nice to relax in withouth the madness of London city. The three main attractions are the Jane Austin house (not actually in Alton), the local brewery and ... ... the duck pond. Which has a steam train!! But only in summer. And only on weekends. But it is a nice place to ramble around and the weather looks mighty nice today. And John is awesome.
But all that being said we are looking forward to getting back to having things to do and see that aren't ponds. And to see Mel of course.