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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Staffordshire » Stafford October 7th 2013

It wasn’t just a great price for our room at the Premier Inn but we also had a most comfortable bed and therefore a great night’s sleep. Peering out of the curtains towards the coast we could see the rain of yesterday had cleared and although the sky was overcast it looked as though we were in for better day weather wise. We prepared breakfast and thought we would give the toaster a go as we were able to plug it in close to the window and with the fresh breeze blowing outside there was a good chance any smoke that we might generate would be sucked outside. Not that we planned to overdo the toast again! However, the Cumbernauld incident continues to haunt us for as the first two slices were popping up we could ... read more
The Wetherspoons truck delivering the brewery products
Coast north of Whitehaven harbour

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Staffordshire » Stafford August 27th 2011

Picked up the rental car today after doing a tour of Euston station. BTW, if you're renting a car from Avis and the address says Euston station, it's NOT in Euston station. It's down the road next to a sex shop. Obviously! Robb was somewhat worried to drive on the wrong side but managed to figure out how to make car move forward. An amazing feat considering gear shift only has three settings - R, N and A. He mastered the roundabout and was officialy inaugurated as a driver in England by getting honked at three times within an hour span. We decided to do day trip into Staffordshire which is 225 km north of London. We drove through Birmingham ... it's very much like Cleveland we all thought - working town, not much going on ... read more
Heading to Staffordshire
Home of the Soup Kitchen
Scary pub

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Staffordshire » Stafford January 6th 2010

Day 0 Just finished all my preparations. My pack is a little over 16kgs and with some lovely Fins on the outside. All I have left to do now is just enjoy my last day in England with Laura and my Family. Hopefully will be taking lots of photos of me on the flight tomorrow, but as its snowing all over the UK, I doubt they will be of me with a happy face :-(. They say that Heathrow is still running, but to expect delays and possibly cancellations. As Sam said yesterday, if my plane gets delayed to the point where I didn't need to spend £40 on a Hotel in Playa Del Carman I will not be impressed lol. But what ever happens, Mexico, here I come!!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Staffordshire » Stafford August 18th 2007

Another weekend, another festival. This time Brigid and I headed to Staffordshire for V Festival. While not as muddy as Glastonbury, I was certainly happy to have my wellies with me. V was also a lot wetter than Glastonbury - it rained off and on on the Saturday and for most of the Sunday. It was all a bit much really. Another annoying thing was that they made you queue for beer vouchers and then queue again for beer - I didn't like that system at Livid in Sydney, and the English version did not impress either. On the plus side, the venue was a lot smaller, and it was easy to move from stage to stage. We checked out the Killers (crap sound - again - what is it with the Killers?), Kasabian, the Foo ... read more
Not happy to have to queue for beer tokens
Happy to get a beer
Wet wet wet


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Staffordshire » Stafford December 14th 2006

aaaaarghhhhhh! we leave today in less than one hour! very scary and we have had a few dramas over the past couple of days but miraculously everything is sorted and we are packed and ready to go! Very hard to say our goodbyes but I suppose this is where this site comes in! you'll probably hear more from us using this site than when we were in the UK! Anyway while we were packing we took set up our camera in the corner of the room and set it to take a photo every 5 mins. We deleted most of them (it took about 5 hours!) but to sum up our day....the living room was empty......then all of our stuff got shipped in.....then we attempted to pack.....and it didn't we packed again..... and it didn't ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Staffordshire » Stafford November 26th 2006

Just playing with the site and i thought i post our first proper blog. Time is really dragging now - leaving in just under 3 weeks so all my time at work is spent day dreaming and clock watching. Its horrible!! Trying to sort out odds and ends, our passports are at the russian embassy, fingers crossed we get our 3 month visa so we can take our time getting to Vladivostok. We want to have a few weeks around lake Baikal (Siberia), id be gutted if we had to cut it short. we should find out any day now. Selling my car (old mini - im gonna be so sad to get rid of it!), finishing up at work, trying to prepare myself for the final and very expensive things we need. we keep remembering ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Staffordshire » Stafford November 23rd 2006

3 Weeks to go!!! We fly to Gothenburg on the 14th december, then go by train to St Petersburg in time for christmas. We go via Stockholm and Helsinki. We have a week for christmas then head to Moscow for new years. After that its trans siberia for 2 months!! Once we get into china we dont really have any plans but here is a wish list: Mongolia Tibet India Phillipines Vietnam Maybe Korea etc etc The plan for the moment is to be away for just over a year, we dont really have anything specific to come back for , but we are just going to see!!! Waiting for our visas to get into russia, then we can apply for our chinese ones. Once thats done we are good to go!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Staffordshire » Stafford November 22nd 2006

Just playing with the site, here are our previous journies... the plan so far! jims african adventure ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Staffordshire » Stafford August 23rd 2006

Yep i know what your thinking.........when are these people actually gonna go travelling and stop listing entries about the UK or their holidays?????? well its nearly here folks so this should be the last entry before Japan (i promise) but so hooked am i on cataloguing my life in blog format here is an account of our day including photos at the V2006 Festival. Arrived on site about 12.30pm and headed for the beer tokens stand so drinking began about 1ish, we had sneaked in approx 2 bottles of Merlot in Ribena bottles which if you keep reading you will find out the reason why you should never do this EVER!!! especially if your name is Carla, you are only tiny and havent eaten all day. Met up with Dom, Ben and Rosalyn and after catching ... read more
The Gang......
Carla, Ben and Matt

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