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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

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

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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

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Swansea January 9th 2014

After a morning of work for Steve and me (well I went to work, I think steve pretend) mo picked me up so I could go to hers and change, steve arrived with the dogs as mo was doing the first few days of dog sitting. As usually we were running late so we set off for the airport the 3 of us (steve, cath and me) we picked dan up on the way at the turn off the motorway for porthcawl. Three hours later we arrived at Heathrow termimal 4, check in was relatively painless they checked to make sure we had our visa letters or we wouldnt be allowed to board. Next stop was security, yes we got our bag searched and so did dan ( the guy looked like he was going to ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater Manchester » Manchester January 8th 2014

After 18 months in the Philippines I was dying to get back to the UK to see family and friends for Christmas. I even missed the cold weather somewhat, although I am ready to escape the cold and rain again now after just 3 weeks here. Manchester was great leading up to Christmas with the special markets and other sights we showed my Filipina girlfriend. She was actually complaining it wasn't cold enough which I found amusing. We also checked out Chester via train, which was a pleasant day and a good way to see the countryside. Also we visited Castleton, see picture, which was very nice for a walk and pub lunch. Then we stayed in a lovely cottage in Northumberland to experience more of the countryside. I'd never really given Northumberland much thought before, ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » West Midlands January 8th 2014

A blog to record what for us is a great adventure and to stay in touch with friends and family who wish to know more of our experiences living abroad in the wonderful country of Oman. The date of our move to Oman is now confirmed as 21st February and with this news comes a certain focussing of the mind. Recently returned from the North East region of the USA we find ourselves in positively balmy weather in comparison to the Polar conditions thrust upon our North American cousins. Oman will be different again. Our thoughts are now turning to some of the practicalities of moving country like selling the cars, cancelling subscriptions and other tasks. The list is long and grows each day. We are confident though that with the considerable help and support of ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent » Maidstone January 6th 2014

This is my first time writing a blog, so here goes! My name is Lindsay and my family and I are moving to China is 3 weeks! We will be living in a town called Teda, near Tianjin. We have been so busy packing up our things, Christmas and yesterday was our leaving party (and a joint birthday for our son Matthew who will be 7 in March but wanted a party with school friends!) Now the clock is ticking!! We had a short trip to China back in Dec. This was our first time in China and we had a great time! We found an apartment, sorted out Matthew's school, my husband Andy spent a couple of days at the plant he will be working at and we had a good look around!! It was ... read more




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