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Sometimes you get wrapped up in the moment . You get carried away . Deepak Chopra said something like "There will never be time when your life is not this moment ". You get emotional . You don't think of the inconvenience nor the cost but you go with the flow . You have to do it . You may not get the chance again . And so it was when Wrexham AFC found themselves after playing extremely well in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley the home of English football . It was an honour . A time of great pride and with the tickets only costing £10 it was hard to put off going . OK it would be an extremely long day. A costly one in terms of putting petrol in the car ... read more
If it had been open we might have stopped for breakfast

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » High Wycombe July 24th 2014

It's that time of year - the schools are breaking up and we are getting ready for our summer holiday. Looking forward to a bit of heat as we head into Bulgaria, Greece and perhaps Turkey (getting car insurance for Turkey is a real challenge). We fly into Sofia on the 25thJuly accompanied by Great Uncle Bulgaria... with the aim of having him appear at least once in very Blog. Not planning on stopping long in Sofia as it's your typical communist block capital with a small bit of old culture thrown in. Hired an "intermediate" sized car - that should be fun with the boys in it. - we'll see how that goes. Should at least be fuel efficient! After Sofia we are driving to Bansko where our friends the Nannerys (hello Paul, Mary, Caoilin ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » High Wycombe March 22nd 2014

Hugh and Den - those lovely guys in High Wycombe? No, Hughenden - just a mile or two down the road! Hughenden was the Buckinghamshire home from 1848 to 1881 of a former Prime Minister of Britain named Benjamin Disraeli. Disraeli - 'Dizzy' to his friends - was a Conservative politician. He served twice as Prime Minister - from February to December 1868 and again from February 1874 to April 1880. His achievements were many and various - click on his name in the previous paragraph to see just how many and various they were. Suffice to say, he has a well-deserved place in the history of Great Britain. A middle-class man of Jewish birth, Disraeli rose to become one of the most respected politicians of his era. On becoming ... read more
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Coats Of Arms
Hughenden

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » High Wycombe July 17th 2013

It's that time of year - the bags are coming down from the loft - the sun tan cream is being taken out of the drawer - I'm getting a hair cut - well had a hair cut. It's the summer one - 3 on the side with a 4 on top - just in case anyone is interested. We leave Thursday for Madrid and spend a couple of days there before picking up a car and heading to Galicia and an organic dairy farm. Eleanor is getting her herding skills warmed up! Then after a week we move closer to Santiago de Compostella - which is supposed to be where St. James is buried and is the end of the "Way of St.James" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way_of_St._James But before we get in the car and leave Madrid ... read more
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Ready to Go

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » High Wycombe September 22nd 2011

Ok so here it is, my first blog! Really this is just a test so there will be nothing exciting here just yet! My last day in work tomorrow...9 days until I fly...It's coming around quickly!! Amz x... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » High Wycombe August 18th 2011

Ok it's been over a year and it's time for us to head away again - this year it's sunny Barbados (or rainy Barbados at this time of year...). We haven't been since 2007 so it will interesting to see how it's changed. We are staying far up on the West Coast near Speightstown. We will check in today to see if we can get seats even close to one another (with a bit of leg room if possible) - one minute after it opens I'll be online! I've also got the afternoon off to pack and tidy the house so that it doesn't look a complete mess for the people looking after it! - Update 10 minutes after check-in open we have 5 seats in a row - result....... though they do back onto the ... read more
Barbados Flag
Barbados Beach

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » High Wycombe July 16th 2011

With a target of £6,000 to raise for our trek we decided to host a fundraising BBQ to bring in some extra cash. My cricket club agreed to allow us to setup on a game day so we could cook for players and supporters throughout the day. Unfortunately the English weather struck and in poured down all morning and at lunchtime the cricket game was called off. We decided to venture out to Wycombe anyway as the forecast for later in the afternoon was clear and we had numerous people coming so figured we would at least sell a few sausages. Luck was on our side and after arriving and setting up it didn't rain for the rest of the afternoon. Many of the players and club regulars stuck around for some of the Aussie BBQ ... read more
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Andrew takes over the cooking
All the helpers

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » High Wycombe March 28th 2011

Hello everyone! So this time next week we will be arriving at the airport to start our trip and theres still lots to do and lots of people to see! My girlfriend and I have been lucky in that we have both managed to secure jobs for when we return to the UK! Heather will be working for Waitrose on the graduate scheme and I have today accepted a job on the BT graduate scheme, this will mean we can fully relax while away and not have to worry about totally draining our bank accounts (which I now fully intend to do!). First stop is Bangkok via Dubai (only a 1hr transit) where we have booked into a hotel called Bhimann Inn, fairly close to Khao San Road with air con and a small swimming pool, ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » High Wycombe November 29th 2009

Sunday 29.11.2009 Day 46 Wooburn Green We had a great bfast included in our room cost and then went and explored all around Wooburn Green We stayed at High Wickem a fantastic hotel with great views and it’s own maze. We downloaded new voices for our Sat Nav so we now have NASSA giving us direction on where to go it’s lots of fun.... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » High Wycombe November 28th 2009

Saturday 28.11.2009 Day 45 Taplo We checked out of our lodge and drove to Taplo the town my friend was born in! We are staying in a great little Inn called Inn on the green that has bfast it is over our budget so we are looking for some where cheaper to stay tomorrow night. The good thing is it has free wifi so I got to update my blog and catch up on my emails. It good to be connected to the world again! ... read more
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