Theresa Edwards

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Theresa Edwards

We are George & Theresa.

We took early retirement at the end of 2010 and intended to spend an extended time travelling.

First we visited our favourite location of Tenerife where we intended on staying for three or four months and possibly buying a property ready for our finally settling down.

We have enjoyed our time here in Tenerife so much we have bought a property and have decided to change our travelling plans.

We still plan to travel the world, but will now be doing so over a longer period of time with regular stays in Tenerife in between.

We are keeping this blog as simple as possible so that relatives and friends, particularly those that are unable to visit us here in the sun, around the world can see, read and understand what we are doing on a regular basis.

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Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Tenerife December 5th 2018

Our flight home departs at 7.00am this morning, so we were out of the hotel and into the airport at about 4.30am. The bags have already been checked in so it was just us and the hand luggage to worry about. The flight home was uneventful. We arrived home with lots of memories, but glad to be back in familiar territory. We have been away 33 days and every one of them has been different.... read more
Canary Islands Flag
Our luggage all made it home
Treats for our boys

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Surrey » Bagshot December 4th 2018

We arrived in UK on Friday and since then, we have been shopping for staples and catching up with various family. There is a killing to be made here as Easyjet are only charging £10.00 odd for a 25 kilo extra cases. We packed and repacked all the suitcases this morning ready for our flight home tomorrow. All that was not packed was our clothes for tomorrow and the toiletries so we could freshen up tonight. Our final visit this trip was to George´s cousin. He has very kindly taken in some items for us that we could not get delivered to Tenerife. A coffee and some cake there and we were on our way to the London Gatwick airport. It is still pretty cold here so tomorrow, we are looking forward very much to returning ... read more
Great christmas gift from Georges cousin

Europe » United Kingdom » England » West Sussex » Gatwick Airport November 30th 2018

We arrived back into the UK from Las Vegas about 10.00am this morning. We were both feeling pretty tired, but thankfully Theresa is feeling a little better. After picking up our luggage and a few drinks for the room, we make our way over to the Premier Inn within the North terminal. It was about midday at this point. As check-in does not open until 2.00pm, they wanted an extra £10.00 for us to check-in at 12.00 instead. The £10.00 fee is new and rather ruthless seeing as this is an international airport. We were really tired so decided it would be worth it to be able to get some sleep now. About 5 minutes after, we made to our room on the 8th floor, the fire alarm went off. We were unsure if this was ... read more
How to complain to Premier Inn
Thats all the apology we got

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas November 29th 2018

Theresa feels even worse this morning, so bad we even thought about delaying our flight home today. Thankfully most of the packing has already been done, so this morning it is just a case of packing the final items. We have two free MyVegas vouchers for breakfast at the buffet in the Luxor hotel for this morning courtesy of free online gambling. Again, the food was great, just a shame we could not use it to its full potential. It was great to get a bit of food inside us though. At about 1200 midday, we made our way to the lobby and our taxi to the airport. Farewell Las Vegas until the next time. We have had an amazing time. The check in was straightforward, then after a three hour wait, we were on our ... read more
Luxor christmas tree
Las Vegas airport welcome sign
Our plane home

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas November 28th 2018

We had originally planned a day in nearby Laughlin for today, but Theresa is not feeling too well, so we have decided to spend our last day in Vegas After a breakfast of coffee and muffins, we went to the Linq hotel and had a ride on the high roller. This is like a giant ferris wheel. It was great to get a different view of Las Vegas. After that, we made a return visit to the conservatory at the Bellagio hotel. We have heard that they are changing from their autumn theme into their Christmas theme. Unfortunately, they were still installing it all when we got there, so we will have to rely on the pictures they had to see what it will look like. It was interesting though to see how it is all ... read more
Luxor Hotel
Luxor Hotel
Luxor Hotel

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas November 27th 2018

We had several things to tick off the list today. First up was Madame Tussauds. We would not normally do this in America as we find there are too many people we do not know. But we have two free tickets from MyVegas so thought it would be a good experience. Some of the models looked like they had been there many years as the actual person looks a lot older now. It took us about an hour to walk around and it was very interesting. Next stop was O´Sheas casino within the Linq Hotel. Theresa had heard a lot about their frozen Baileys and wanted to try one. The waitress asked if we wanted a small or large one. Theresa had heard about one being for $3 and the other being for $10 so decided ... read more
Venetian hotel
Sounds interesting
Madam Tussauds

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas November 26th 2018

Today, we made our third and final visit to Fremont Street. We have a couple of vouchers for $10 slot play from the Las Vegas Advisor that we had not used so redeemed them and filled half an hour. We have tickets today for the zipline. We had originally bought the sit down tickets, but once we got there decided that we would prefer the lying down one – like superman - instead. Luckily they were happy to exchange our tickets for us. Tonight, we have tickets to see Penn and Teller at the Rio. As the hotel is a little off the strip we have decided to head there for dinner too. The buffet at the Rio was much like the one at the Cosmopolitan and had many of the same foods with a few ... read more
Las Vegas Advisor
Slotzilla
Slotzilla

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas November 25th 2018

Today we have tickets for George to do the Stratosphere Sky Jump from the Stratosphere tower at the northern end of the strip. Last time we were in Vegas, they had not long opened this, but he was not brave enough to do it then. The set up for the jump is very professional and you feel like you are in very good hands. The price we paid also included two videos of the jump. One from a wrist camera attached to his wrist and the other from a static camera that is attached to one of the support cables. Some great memories made here today. We had planned to stop off at Peppermill Restaurant for lunch as we had heard some very good reviews of it, but they said there was a 30 minute wait ... read more
Stratosphere Hotel
Stratosphere Sky Jump
Stratosphere Sky Jump

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas November 24th 2018

We got up this morning to a message from AT&T, the company we had purchased the mobile data from, to say we had used all our data. This was a bit strange as we thought we had purchased an unlimited package. We were very strict on this when the purchase was made. After several attempts, we found someone who would talk to us. All they could offer that we would have to pay more money to upgrade to the unlimited we thought we had already purchased. They were not offering any type of discount for the inconvenience of this so we said no thanks rather firmly. We shall use the Hotel Wi-Fi from now on and complain bitterly to them upon return to Tenerife. As of 27/2/2019, there has been no reply from AT&T. After a ... read more
Starbucks breakfast
New Las Vegas sign
Great neon sign

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas November 23rd 2018

Today is Black Friday here so there are sales in most shops and lots and lots of people. We have BOGOF voucher from MyVegas for breakfast at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. This is somewhere we have never been before but breakfast was truly outstanding. This was the first fried breakfast we have had this holiday. Not greasy at all though. Today we have a ticket to use the Big Bus. We got the tram to the Excalibur and then took a while to find where the bus pick up was. They are never at the front of the properties so it is not always obvious where they will stop. The first stop was the South Las Vegas Sign. Although we have been to Vegas quite a few times, we have never been this ... read more
Collection of loyalty cards
House of Blues for breakfast
MyVegas voucher for one




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