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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent » Whitstable January 22nd 2006

Well I finally made it to the UK! I took a bus last night at 9pm from Liege, Belgium, and got to London around 6am. The train to Whitstable left at 7:30, I got there around 10ish I think. I wandered until I found someone who could directions to the stree Alice's sister lives on. I walked there and met Esther and Jason and their two adorable kids, Harry (turned 9 today!) and William, who's 3 years old. They have all adopted me into their household for a couple days, and I think it will be a blast. The kids are full of energy and fun. William kept climbing up into my lap as I was trying to sort my pictures on the computer. I showed him what a map of Canada looked like and he ... read more
The Beach
The Beach
The Beach

Europe » United Kingdom » England » North Yorkshire » North York Moors January 22nd 2006

Danby is a great destination for anyone wondering where to go in the North York Moors. There is some great scenery and Danby is easily accessed on the Esk Valley railway running between Middlesbrough and Whitby. This blog is from my home territory, Yorkshire, in the north of England. I thought I’d put in some of the more interesting trips I make before my next trip abroad. For some work I am doing, I have to get some pictures in the North York Moors National Park, so I took the opportunity of good weather to get the train up to the Moors, in north east Yorkshire. However, with the bus running late, it looked as if we had missed our train in Leeds, so I got a ticket to Malton (a different destination). Then suddenly the ... read more
Danby - pantiled roofs, detail
Danby
Little Fryup

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath January 22nd 2006

Well I have no idea if I have set up this Blog correctly so this is a bit of a dummy run to see if it works. This sees the end of a weekend of partying. Friday night at the local was a fab leaving do from work. Thanks to everyone who came along and made it an excellent night, but special thanks to Carmie and Alex for decorating the pub (and me!) and to Lindy Loo for being a fantastic photographer and capturing those embarrassing moments, great photies as usual! More booze and boogying followed on Saturday night in Bath. Needless to say no packing has been done this weekend, meaning I still have shed loads to do, but very little energy to do it! Anyway, enough of the boring waffle. Hopefully if this entry ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Surrey January 22nd 2006

Just testing the system in readiness for trip to NZ. Well time's running out. Only another 22 days before we go. And I haven't even packed. But no stress, the packing list is virtually there (draft #14). Scorn if you must but how many t-shirts/ socks/pants does a girl need for a five week trip? It's a new one on me and the balance between plenty and constant laundering seems mighty fine. I can't quite buy in to old Dayne's logic of 'there's four ways to wear a pair of pants before they need washing'. This excludes the fifth, equally worrying, popping-them-on-your-head option. Love the backpacker approach but 'fess I am a girl with comfort needs... So will it all fit in just the one rucksack? Prrfffph. Ever seen my weekend bag? Think I might rent ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » West Yorkshire » Leeds January 21st 2006

After leaving Croatia and a quick stop though Prague to pick up a few bottles of Absinth (just to get the party started) it was a short train journey from Manchester airport to Leeds where I was met by a handsome young man (thanks Pete) and taken to a house full of handsome young Aussies!!! (how's that for a plug boys???) The fun pretty much started from my first step in the door with the smoke detector ringing and alarms blazing, this was even before we downed a few shots of the green monster!!! Headed into Leeds for a saturday night on the town, which ended up being an early night thanks to a certain curly haired Aussie throwing a 10p coin at his mates. I guess thanks can be given to Jonesy, as I am ... read more
Absinth a killer!
Absinth a killer!
The boys!

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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London January 21st 2006

I'm sure you'll all be happy to hear that the parties have started in London! Woo hoo! Not too much else to say about it except the theme was Uniforms, all the girls looked hot in their rather short outfits, and there were plenty of jelly shots to be had (just a normal party really). Check out the photo album for pics (too many to put on here) http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=w8caupe.c5ohskzu&x=0&y=-ve6ky1 ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Chesham January 21st 2006

Hello All Only 5 weeks to go and we'll be leaving our 9 to 5 jobs behind and greeting sun kissed thai beaches and beginning our 4 month trek around the globe. Have begun to look at hostels in Bangkok, found a really nice place with "grotty rooms and no air con" but decided we might go a little more upmarket than that. Keep you all posted ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London January 21st 2006

I have found that many Brits ask why would you want to go to London or London is just a busy and dirty city, but of course it is probably like coming to America and not seeing New York City. But, I found London to be quite welcoming with loads to see. Now, our trip was definitely not accomplished on a budget...Tiffany and I headed up to London on a train missing our scheduled train and sneaking into first class with all the bags. Checking into our hotel, it was soon to be dark so we did what we did best-shopping! Off to the famous Oxford Street lined with shops and lavishly decorated with Christmas lights. We had an early night finishing it off with a sushi dinner where the dishes pass you by on a ... read more
Big Ben
Big Ben and the House of Parliaments
Tiff and I at the Sushi Bar

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London January 21st 2006

On Thursday evening we went to go see The Producers. The seats school gave us weren't too bad but this guy Caleb and I moved up a bit and so we actually had really really good seats. The play was MUCH better than the movie I think. I really enjoyed it. Also on Thursday Dan and I decided to just pick a bus and get on it and see where it took us. We apparently picked a bad bus. It just took us through the Arabic part of town and where we got off smelled funny. It was a good thought though. Stonehenge is the same as the last time I saw it, rocks haven't gone anywhere, so Kev don't worry the screwdriver was still there. We took this awesome picture where Dan and I held ... read more
Kate and I
"Screwdriver"

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath January 21st 2006

Today was probably one of the best days we've had out here thus far. We went to the Roman Baths and got a tour around the city in one of those red double decker buses that just scream "I'm a tourist!". The tour guide was great becaus he was just had just the right amount of "tour guide humor" without making the jokes overkill and without being dreadfully boring. He showed us all around the city to where the oldest hospital was, where Jane Austen lived, and where Queen Victoria Park was... then he told us that the phrase, "Saved by the Bell" originated when during the plague people would be burried alive because they had fallen into a colma so when they would wake up they would ring a bell that they had with them ... read more
Grr!
Don't Drink the Bath Water!!
Maintaining the Bath Structure




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