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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Wokingham May 25th 2013

So here it is, the end of yet another successful trip, 13 passed first aiders and 52 people trained in risk assessment. on the way to the airport I had in the car with me two other people from Slough, Charles and Antonina, after the usual getting fondled in security we headed straight for the lounge and cracked open the beers and smirnoff ices and toasted Lee Rigby and the end of our successful trips. Antonina's flight was called so she went first, Charles and I watched the news in the lounge as the lounge emptied out until our flight was called. we headed towards our gate, we had of course another security fondle to go through and then they went through my bags to see what I had in there - all they do is ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Wokingham August 25th 2011

Hello! Entry number one, the countdown begins............... 9 days to go! I'm sooooooo excited but soooooo nervous! Can't wait to start a new life (well sort of, i'll still look like me.... i hope)! Stick with this, hopefully it'll get good!! ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Wokingham October 4th 2010

Almost ready for the off... just need to need to work out how to use my new camera and upload photos to my blog....:-) ... read more
Please don't eat me...

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Wokingham January 31st 2008

I am working on uploading a few photos before I leave for India in 3 days. Well things are looking up, success at getting some photos added. I'll try to get the other photos of interest to some of my friends uploaded now. I will add the rest of some of the London photos and then in the next blog add photos of Gaye's property.... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Wokingham November 13th 2007

Just managed to finish all the work before I head off (by about 5.30). Time to pack (very quickly - worryingly quickly given that this is a 4 month trip). and head down to the pub to see some friends I haven't seen for a very long time, who just happened to be passing through on my last night in Britain. Next entry will, I hope, be from a very long way away indeed.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Wokingham November 12th 2007

At Home Last full day at home before the next trip. Too many things to do, not enough time to do them all. There are so many projects to finish. Everybody has noticed that I'm away for 4 months and wanted me to do everything that I would have done in that time, but in the six weeks that I was around this autumn. Somebody's going to have to be disappointed. Time to concentrate on packing. As usual, there isn't enough space either. Intending to just take the 60 litre rucksack and a daysack on this trip. I'll see how I get on later in the day.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Wokingham August 19th 2006

This has to have been the most drunken leaving party. I met up in the evening with friends from Wokingham and I can just about remember most of it. I started the night by meeting friends in The Tavern. It's a nice petite bar, long, thin and sometimes a little claustrophobic but with a nice garden area. It was raining but luckily managed to hide underneath some cover. After several we headed over to The New Rose. There we met more people and I lost count of the drinks. For some reason I agreed to go to the local night club - well, it was an old haunt after all, shame not to say goodbye to that place too. Mostly I remember my friends pulling silly faces for the camera and discussing my travel plans with ... read more
The girls
Chris, Emma, Simon and Stacy
Kate and Roland

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Wokingham July 20th 2006

Right life has settled down now a bit in the Uk. What with charging around everywhere trying to see friends, apply for courses and attend interviews. So I'm going to learn a bit of French in the beautiful city of Paris. Well I hope it is beautiful. With a dark Bohemian underbelly of course. After my 5 weeks course I think I may just do a bit of touring on foot across the French countryside. Everyone is welcome to join of course. So will keep you updated on all exciting events. Am very excited.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Wokingham May 19th 2006

So am back in the UK. Will be here for a little while now, although I find myself missing getting up and walking each morning. Has the Camino changed me? Yes I think it has. Not in my choice of path or direction. I guess it confirmed what I already knew to be true. It also has made me more than happy with who I am. Whenever I get down in the future I will look back to some of those days when I was on the Camino and realise that the way I have chosen, with my heart, was and is the right one for me. Plans to travel are still in the blueprint stage. I have to be hanging around Wokingham until probably early July. However, this is only a base where I can ... read more
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Mountains to the Sea
End in Sight

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Wokingham April 10th 2006

Hello all, This post is mainly to test if this thing works.Just wanted to say I am terified about my trip. Remember when I went away the first time from Canada. I was in a bar with friendsand I said something like "I'll be off then." I then proceeded to leave and; much to my annoyance; not yet return. No send off this time but a very lovely weekend with friends in Torquay. Wish me luck tommorow all.... read more




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