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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Maidenhead March 22nd 2019

Maidenhead is a lovely town on the River Thames in Berkshire, west of London. You pass through lovely villages and towns, as well as navigating very narrow lanes, just hoping that nought is coming the other way. On some roads, there was evidence of a horse float, but not towed by a car, rather like the size of a bus. One loves GPS Sat Navs and their short cuts (NOT). Maidenhead has a lovely walk available beside the tidal influenced River Thames. Old and new boats as well as ones being repaired, maybe restored, are dotted along the banks of the River.... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Maidenhead July 1st 2012

Day 2 to Day 15 The ‘actual traveling’ begins tomorrow………………… Tomorrow we are heading to France and beyond. We are booked on a P&O Ferry at 2:00pm from Dover to Calais. We arrived in London 2 weeks ago and it was interesting to see the boys experience ‘jet-lag’ for the first time. Andrew and Jo sent Leo, their driver, to collect us from Heathrow. This was the first time one of those signs with names on it was actually for us!!! It’s about 60 minutes to Oxford and apart from New Zealand; this is the first time the boys had been outside Australia. This is visit number 6 for both Melissa and I to the UK and only our second together. Last time we were here together, we got engaged. The boys, like in New Zealand, ... read more
Oxford University
Jeff the Volvo
Oxford

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Maidenhead June 26th 2012

The time has finally come!! THE PHILLIPS SISTERS HIT SOUTH-EAST ASIA!!! In an attempt to comemorate this amazing moment in our lives as well as informing all our friends and fam of what we're doing I have decided to start up my very first travel blog. Being a blogger virgin please be patient with my waffle(s) and general IT incompetence. Alors, there are only two days to go until final departure and I find myself at good old Papi Phillips' house! A lot of tea drinking, cheese on toast eating, pipe smoking and national anthem singing (OK maybe not the last two but you get the idea!) is being done so as to fill up on all things quintessentially British before I get bombarded by strange and wonderful Chinese traditions! Scorpions and manky eels AHOY!!!... read more
Back packers wet dream!!
bringing the chav
Hannahs n Lenks prep for travelling! 021

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Maidenhead May 5th 2012

May 5, 2012 – Maidenhead Wow, our last day! Tonight we are flying out for home, and to be honest both of us are now ready to go home. It's been a lovely holiday, a wonderful break – but we are both missing family, friends and our FurBabies. We are also missing our own bed – it's been many weeks since we slept in a decent bed LOL What have we been up to, these last few days? Well, as I mentioned in my last blog commentary, we went to see the White Horse of Uffington, which is in the middle of absolutely nowhere but is well worth the effort of getting there. The views from the White Horse are astonishing – truly you feel like you're on top of England. After seeing the White Horse, ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Maidenhead April 20th 2011

Well, in less than 5 hours I'll be on the plane and on my way!! Have now packed (phew) although now have think to think about what I've packed I'm wondering if I've packed too much!! Maybe I'm just thinking too much now. Have packed my 3rd flight bag-obsessive. Roll on 6.45 when we leave for the airport. Australia here I come....well via Hong Kong. Should arrive in Hong Kong 10.50 UK time tomorrow and around 11.30pm tomorrow night in Sydney! Lots of love xxx ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Maidenhead April 17th 2011

Well, there's 3 sleeps to go!! Wowsers it's come around so quickly. Had a lovely dinner with the family tonight after some panic packing action today! Why is it so hard to pack to go away?! I've possibly been a little over ambitious with the weather - but hey ho I can always buy a sweatshirt or two :) I'm going to try and update here every day whilst i'm away - also to let you all know that i'm alive! Should never have watched the film 'Taken'! Lots of love Lisa xxx... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Maidenhead May 3rd 2010

Recently, we were lucky enough to house-sit a converted barn which dates back to the 17th century. Ish. I dunno, it’s old. So old, in fact, that it’s sideways. I kid you not, it’s on an angle, as you’ll see in the photos. The house came with a couple of dogs, much to Mon’s delight. We were, thus, put in charge of a huge house with an equally massive garden, complete with fountains shaped as nubile ladies. Little did I know I would be cruelly pulled away from this bucolic fantasy by a recruiter. Called on Monday, started on Tuesday. Sort of a Craig David song, but not quite. It was a bit of a shame, really, as we were having some great weather which meant there was a lot of sunbathing to be done. But ... read more
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Nubile ladies,
The backyard

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Maidenhead May 25th 2009

May 25th 2009 A week to go This is a travel blog, but I'm still at home. This time in a week I will probably be in exactly the same place - sitting in bed contemplating the trip I am about to embark upon. Can't quite believe I am actually going away. It's been a few years since I left England for more than a couple of weeks . So what's the plan Anyone who knows me, knows there is a plan. The planning is almost as exciting as the doing! There should be a map on this page somewhere showing you where I am planning to go. I'm travelling West to East, via the North and the South. Flying into San Francisco on June 1st, New York - and the city's marathon - is my ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Maidenhead May 13th 2009

After leaving Ptuj we decided to forego further sightseeing in Slovenia partly due to the Visa situation and partly due to the fact that we wanted to catch up with the Spreitzhofers at St Kathrein before we left. Jac programmed Dorothy once we got back to into Austria, despite the fact that we pretty much knew the way anyway, and off we went. Half and hour or so later we realized that there was actually more than one St Kathrein and we were heading to the wrong one! Luckily we were in no great hurry and arrived a little later to find them all fit and well. We sat down for a bit and enjoyed the lovely weather with a couple of drinks while we said our thanks and bid our farewells. Next stop was the ... read more
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England

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Maidenhead March 2nd 2009

It’s hard to believe that it’s now been almost 6 months since we arrived in England, but the time has come for us to be moving on. They say they have had the coldest winter in years and although it was definitely colder than home, it didn’t seem too bad. But the days have got longer and the sun has got warmer again, so we are off back to the continent for the last leg of our holiday. (before they kick me out!) Life over the winter months has been pretty uneventful with Jac working full-time and me doing my best to keep busy. I did a fair bit of walking around the local area and know my way around Maidenhead better than Alli. It’s quite an upmarket area next to the river with lots of ... read more
Our snowman
London
Thames River




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