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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Aylesbury March 26th 2014

All packed and one last look at the check list before we depart. We're meeting at the Royal Oak, Aston Abbotts (where else!) and the taxi picks us up @ 13:45. Terminal 5, Heathrow is our initial destination for the 18:35 flight to Hong Kong. We'll be flying on the new Airbus A380 so the trip has something new right from the start. "The Aston Abbotts and outlying areas formation drinking team" as we've been christened, consists of the following: Simon Guy Mike Bush Karl 'Karlos' Bickell Adrian 'Adie' Bystra Bob Chapman John 'Burgy' Burgin Due to land in Hong Kong at 14:10 local time. Let the tour begin!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Aylesbury February 20th 2013

Well we're off again! I've decided to 'blog' my way through Thailand this time. We fly at 21:00 tonight so I've got a little time to start my musings. We will land at 4:00 pm in Bangkok on Thursday and then spend 2 nights in the capital. Friday will be spent in the jungle before we fly south on Saturday to Krabi then an hours transport by boat to the resort of Pimalai. Hopefully there'll be some diving to be had and a decent Thai curry or two!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Aylesbury June 20th 2012

Even though we fly until tomorrow we've taken today off as well. We've had an excellent lunch at the Mole & Chicken at Easington with Sophie. Suoerb food and very good vfm unlike the Hiltonhotel at T4 which charges £9.60 + 12.5% service for one G&T !!!! rip off . Tomorrow its a 4:30 alarm for a 6:40 flight.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Aylesbury March 15th 2012

So we made it back home! A reasonable flight lasting 10 hours saw us land at Gatwick on time at 17:30. Home by 20:30 and then crash out knowing I'm up at 05:30 in the morning to travel to Chiswick - oh joy! It was a fantastic holiday with some great diving. Very relaxing at a super hotel. I've now managed to put some photo's on the blog so you can look back at the piccies too! Au Revoir till next time!... read more
View to the Water Villas
The Water Taxi Awaits

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Aylesbury December 12th 2011

Well the final day was spent in glorious sunshine doing absolutely nothing! We enjoyed the previous nights meal so much that we went back to the fish restaurant again and had an equally fine repast. We also got a good look at the lunar eclipse as it passed very close to Oman. Very weird to see the moon turn red! The next morning we grabbed an hour after breakfast on the sun bed before reluctantly making our way to the airport and home. Home via the dog kennels where we picked up Ruby who then proceeded to whinge all the way home and tell me in great detail what a horrible time she'd had! Torrential rain greeted us and when we finally made it back the boiler was off and refused to re-light - oh joy! ... read more
Al Husn
View from the promenade

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Aylesbury December 6th 2011

Well I enjoyed 'blogging' from New Zealand so much that I thought I'd carry on into my next trip! We're off to Oman today (9:25 pm T3 Heathrow) and I've just sat down having done the following: 1. Cats to Cattery 2. Dog to kennels (after 2 walks) 3. Prescription picked up 4. Parcels posted 5. House tidied I'm knackered already! We land tomorrow morning 08:40 Oman time and then transfer to the Al Bandar hotel, Muscat... read more
Al Bandar Hotel

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Aylesbury October 26th 2011

Flight boarded on time but didn't take off until 14:00 (45 mins late). However, a good tail wind meant we made up the time and we landed at 17:16. We made it through security and collected our bags OK. I had been carrying my kilt so I handed it back to George for his flight back to Newcastle. We said our good byes. We'd spent nearly 1 month together and we'd had an absolutlely brilliant time. My thanks to George for being such a great travelling companion and for putting up with me for so long! Many thanks to Phil W for picking me up from Heathrow. He was there ready and waiting (although still in his paint spattered work clothes! I had expected a peaked cap and a message reading "Mr Guy") We made good ... read more
My mate George

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Aylesbury September 29th 2011

Leaving in 2 hours. I've bound to have forgotten something! Meeting George & Ross at Terminal 4 @ 4 pm then it's a ten hour flight to Seoul. 2 hours to catch flight then another 11 hours to Auckland. We land at 8:00 am. Not sure what state we'll be in but we won't be able to rest too much as it's England v Scotland that night. I dont know what I'm more nervous about, the 4 weeks away or the first match. Those of you who know me won't be surprised! I'll be the one on TV blubbing when the anthems are being played and hiding my head when play gets under way.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Aylesbury September 28th 2011

Nearly finished packing. Out tonight with Sue & Sophie to a very nice restaurant. For some reason feeling very apprehensive!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Aylesbury September 26th 2011

The list is not getting any smaller! Big question is how much stuff to take for 4 weeks. It was great not to have to get up at 5:30 this morning but I've still got loads to do (including the ironing apparently)... read more

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