Blogs from Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Olney April 5th 2018

It doesn't matter if you set your alarm for 5:30, you always wake up at 4:30! I had sorted out all my 'stuff' the night before and amazingly fitted it into the suitcase. It was very frosty as I dragged the suitcase up the hill to where I had parked the car. Finally got underway to the airport and then the challenge was to find the car rental returns. It was a rabbit warren. I think I drove around half the airport following the signs. Found the place eventually, locked the car, dropped off the keys in the slot and headed into the airport. This time through security was quick and painless. A nice change after all the other long wait times. The flight was uneventful but I had an aisle seat which didn't let me ... read more
Free Range Children
Cream Tea with the Kids
Castle Combe

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Olney April 4th 2018

Awoke to the beautiful picture of a loch, snow and mountains out of my window. Because I had left my bag in the car, I spread all my stuff out everywhere. The room looked like a bomb. I needed to get underway quite early this morning as I had a big day planned. Beautiful hot breakfast, tea and toast and I was on my way south towards a place called Kilmartin. Originally I had planned to go via the coast road as I hadn’t been there before but when I came to the turnoff, I changed my mind and went left instead of right. The left road took me over the mountains and it began to snow almost immediately. This road passes by the Glencoe ski fields and there was plenty of snow around! The snow ... read more
Driving REALLY Carefully
Pots to You

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Olney March 16th 2006

Sorry about not having put up a blog for a while, a lot has happened with me getting settled and starting work. I have found a new home. It's called Olney and I had never heard of it untill a day before I arrived. It's a nice little town that is stereotypically english. Quaint, quiet, beautiful, cold, grey and raining. In fact it was raining as I typed this. The whole town has more of a little village feel to it as everyone knows everyone and the township is hidden away in the midst of large rural areas. I have heard population estimates of 2000 - 11000 people but I think 9000 is more realistic. The main street, High Street (bet ya didn't see that one coming), is a beautiful small road with cobblestone walkways flanked ... read more
The Two Brewers
High Street
Olney Church

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