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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Worcestershire » Worcester February 9th 2010

Two sleeps to go, travel to Heathrow tomorrow before flying to Singapore on 11th Feb. Lin was packed and ready to go at 3pm today, before I got home from work. Quick Ruby's tonight (no washing up allowed). Next stop Heathrow.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Worcestershire » Worcester January 27th 2010

Well we are finally getting our gear together for our trip to Australia. Can't wait for the big trip. Singapore is our first stop, then onto Perth, Port Douglas (my 60th birthday here), Hamilton Island, Sydney and back to Singapore before back to UK. Currently about 38 C in Perth, Phew!!!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Worcestershire December 2nd 2009

Last year I set about walking the Shakespeare's Avon Way. This is a long distance walk of 88 miles following the River Avon from its source near to Naseby in Northamptonshire to where it meets the River Severn at Tewkesbury. The walk does not follow the river bank from beginning to end as that would be impossible. The Way does its best to keep as close to the river as it can but every now and again one is diverted away from the Avon and this means the occasional walk along country lanes. Last year I set off from Naseby and got to Evesham in 4 days leaving me to complete the stretch from Evesham to Tewkesbury. Today was set aside to do the 8 mile stretch from Evesham to Pershore. This was a pleasant walk ... read more
Pershore Abbey

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Worcestershire » Malvern June 22nd 2009

Day 394 We set off after work to Vicky's (our landlady/house mate) to her mum's house in Malvern (voted the one of the most beautiful and picturesque countryside of England. With a quick stop at Worscester for a pic of the cathedral glistening under a near full moon, we arrived at her mothers beautiful English house filled with traditional furniture, hundreds of tea cups and the most amazing dolls house I'd ever seen (It could have kept Carly entertained for hours) unfortunately it was time for bed! Day 395 After a much needed sleep in we cooked ourselves a traditional English breaky (well almost minus the black pudding and sausage) and set off up the Malvern hills with the dogs. (As we were dog sitting Vicky´s dog Tash and her mums dog Pippen for the day). ... read more
Dog sitting
Blue Bells, Malvern
More Blue Bells

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Worcestershire April 25th 2009

25 April 2009 Our intention was to have left at the beginning of April on a two month trip with the van to Greece. Unfortunately while we were away skiing in January Wendy fell over a snowy kerb while crossing a road carrying her skis and broke her leg. Thankfully the break is now healed and we are leaving tomorrow for a seven week tour around Germany. We have chosen Germany because we have driven through the country several times on our way to somewhere else and always said we should find an opportunity to visit properly. This seemed as good a time as any. We plan to start by working our way down the Rhine, go south to Lake Constance and come back on the east side of the country, visiting Berlin and the Baltic ... read more


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Worcestershire April 7th 2009

05 - 07 April 2009 We had two nights with Ruth during which I had a lovely walk with her dog and we had a very enjoyable iChat video talk with her son James and his wife Bobbie who live in the USA and were on holiday in the Bahamas. On the way home we stayed overnight with Emma, Sam and the boys who were trying out there new tent at Brean just north of Burnham on Sea. I think they found camping at this time of the year quite cold, particularly with the wind blowing off the Bristol Channel. This very enjoyable week has shown us that there is an awful lot of the U.K. that we need to make time to see. ... read more
The family braving the wind
Kissing gate

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Worcestershire December 21st 2008

I've been back in England for almost 3 weeks now (which by the way have gone extremely quickly considering that I have done nothing!) and I had to write another blog to talk about my time in Cape Town and round things off. I arrived in Cape Town with Ellie and we spent our first day exploring the area we were staying in (Long Street, the centre of Cape Town CBD) and we met up with Caz and Karl, 2 lovely people we had travelled part of the Garden Route with. Karl and I went to the castle in Cape Town for a little nosy around, then we all watched the England vs South Africa rugby game at one of the many bars on Long Street! Luckily South Africa won, as Ellie might have caused a ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Worcestershire September 27th 2008

Since we arrived home from Italy in late May, we used the van for a couple of holidays and an overnight stop. In early July we spent a very enjoyable 10 days in Scotland visiting friends, mostly from the Cave and Crag Club. We saw the Fishers in Grantown-on-Spey, the Thompsons in Stonehaven, The Hogans in Rait outside Perth, the Smiths in Blairadam ( we gate crashed June’s retirement party) and the Paveys in St Fillans. Thank you everyone for your very generous hospitality. We broke the journey both ways on Camping and Caravan Club sites. On the way up at Moffat and on the way home at Culzean. Both were in excellent positions. For the first two weeks in August we had our usual visit to Treago Farm, Crantock, Cornwall with Emma, Sam and the ... read more
Braving the bad weather with the Thompsons
Cycling with the Hogans
Andy Smith’s carving

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Worcestershire August 25th 2008

I can't belive that we are finally leaving next Tuesday! We have been talking about this trip for so long that I can't belive the time is finally here.... I better get my skates on!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Worcestershire » Worcester August 3rd 2008

After taking so many pictures (OVER 1400), just a few to give you a feel of what Canada & Alaska is about. I have tried to place the photos in an approximate order of the places that we visited. The whales were a definite highlight of holiday, especially the humpbacks breaching in the bay off Juneau. There were so many places to see and it was great that we were on an organised tour. Our guide Jenni and the coach driver Lorne were a good double act and made some of the transfers between locations more interesting than just a coach trip. ... read more
Winter Olympics
Banff (Nice Day)
Sulphur Mountain (Snowy day)

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