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Europe » United Kingdom » England January 16th 2014

Just a quick tester to make sure you can all see this! This is where I'll be letting you all know how I'm getting on whenever I get the chance to sit down with some internet. You can expect some pictures to be on here but also on instagram. If you have it, follow me @ryantanna I'll try to get my first post up some time next week once I've settled down in India!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom January 15th 2014

I hope you all had a great Christmas and New year. Things are good here. We are both busy with work and Jos mum has been staying with us over the holidays. Weve managed to go to the seaside a couple of times and the weather is very mild but raining a lot. The roof of my shed has leaked and fallen through and the back yard is under a couple of cm of water. The twins are loving nursery although Im not loving how much it costs !!! It would be great to hear from you all so please send us an update from what you have been doing. according to the stats we have 186 people who read this every time but not many write back so we would love to hear from you. ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Slough January 15th 2014

Yesterday I heard the devastating news that my Role is at "Risk" The Health and Safety Coordinator Role no longer exists and I must justify reasons as to why I should stay in the business. The justifications will be considered however at the end of the next 3 weeks redundancy looms, If I am lucky enough to be kept in a role then I will no longer travel to Africa with this company and I feel very sad about that. The last three years have been amazing, I have walked through markets in Lagos Nigeria, I have stood on beaches in Freetown Sierra Leone, Seen a group of wild Lions in Nairobi, I have driven through the beautiful countryside of Ghana, slept on a boat in Tanzania, witnessed the source of the Nile in Uganda, had ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Staffordshire » Tamworth January 14th 2014

Hi all, Sorry for having not blogged for a while but our world just went bang, as I type this, it is the 14th January 2014 and I am sitting in the kitchen of our dear friends house Gary and Karen Barber in Tamworth in Staffordshire, whilst Caroline is back home in Perth Australia 10,500 Miles away and I am missing her like crazy, all I can say is thank god for Skype. My mum passed away on Boxing day, very suddenly and without warning which forced us to react within a couple of hours and with the help of a dear friend jenny, daughter of Janet and Ted Davis, she managed to organise all my travel requirements at the drop of a hat and get me on the earliest available flight available. With my bag ... read more
Martin, Libby and Thomas Eves
Warming the Pies
Mike and Jo Osman

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Denbighshire » Llangollen January 14th 2014

2014 has arrived and it brings with it all those plans and hopes you have for the coming year. A time of reflection on what has gone by and an anticipation of what is to come. A time of memories and of hopes for a future full of travelling and fun. Life is settling down finally and it's time to start planning the trips for the year. The weather has been kind to us with very little wind or rain and the nights have started to draw out albeit slowly. We have been relatively lucky this year in that we had no snow in November and December and now into January still none on the horizon. Hopefully we will have none the rest of this month and through February and March. The countdown has started to ... read more
Llangollen Steam Railway
Llangollen Railway
Llangollen across from the station

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Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Lanarkshire » East Kilbride January 13th 2014

Well.. Here I am. After many months of chatting about opening a blog, I have finally done it. I am hoping that it is one of these things that you improve on with time, because at the moment i definately feel a distinct writers block feeling! I think the blog is really important for me to do, on a couple of levels. For myself, to be able to record and reflect on my experience (not to mention remember it, as time passes!) but also for my family, and those not connected on Facebook to be able to see what I am doing. Facebook aside, blogging seems a far more productive way to share my thoughts and experiences over a mere status update.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Canary Wharf January 12th 2014

On the day before Janice was to fly to the US we went down to Canary Wharf for the day to visit the London Ice Sculpting Festival. It actually ran for 2 days, but we decided to go down on the last day to be able to see the near completed sculptures. Teams from 10 different countries were competing for prizes. We were surprised to learn that the US team was from Texas – who would have thought of ice sculpture being done in Texas! It was fun walking around and seeing the teams working diligently on their sculptures. Fortunately for us each of the teams had a drawing posted so you could see what the finished sculpture was to look like. Many stuck close to the design, while others had to modify some as the ... read more
Canary Wharf with its many tall buildings
Just Liked the Clever Name
Flowers In January

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Essex » Brentwood January 11th 2014

We have always talked about travelling the world, fantasising about how we would do it and where we would go. It wasn't until last summer when Meeka's brother made the jump and moved out to Australia that we decided to 'stop talking and start doing'. Before now, we have only ever been on short holidays or done the odd bit of seasonal work around Europe. But now we are ready to conquer the World! Join us as we begin the journey around our beautiful planet. Not only will we be sharing our stories, pictures and experiences, but we will also be giving help and tips right from off set. From booking flights and getting visas to finding jobs and places to crash! Welcome to our blog... Its Us Against The World!... read more


We have been keeping pretty low key in London since returning from our trip to Bath. There had been quite a few hard wind and rain storms that had gone through while we were gone and it didn’t seem to let up. The weather can switch quickly from a partially sunny day to a real rainy day. We have learned to always carry our umbrella with us, unfortunately with the high winds we don’t want our umbrella to end up like all the other broken ones laying around in the streets. With the wind the boat moves around at the dock much more than normal. Just a “gentle” reminder that we do live on a boat! The other day we were walking down the street and we noticed that the number of tourists seems to have ... read more
New Year's Fireworks in London
The Viewing Area
Ringing in the New Year

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Northumberland January 11th 2014

Well my trip is nearly starting just 2 more sleeps then Im off to Australia and New Zealand for 9 whole weeks. I will update this blog as and when with photos and stories of my days.... read more




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