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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cheshire » Wilmslow October 18th 2010

So… I’m currently camped out at Terminal 5 at Heathrow undergoing a 2.5 hour wait for my connection to Johannesburg. Six weeks ago, one miserable Monday morning I was driving to work wondering why exactly I was still working in the same job after such a life-changing, 13-week, round-the-world trip earlier this year. Just one hour later I was writing to my friend Steph in Australia asking about the job situation out there. I allowed myself to daydream about a life in the sun, and kidded myself that looking at flight prices wouldn’t really mean I was moving away, but by the end of that week the flights were on hold; I’d confessed to my Mum, friends and family and had arranged to visit Ellie (my travelling partner) in South Africa en route. I sealed the ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cheshire » Wilmslow October 3rd 2010

So 15 weeks to go untill we begin our trip. A world of emotions are filling me every minute of everyday! Already on the wind down from works, so making every excuse under the sun not to be in the office! Haven't told them yet and its getting closer and harder to do! So much to do but yet i still feel that this is such a long way away! I remember reading in the paper 90 days till the world cup and thinking that this was ages away! Then felt like it came and went in a heartbeat. Everything seems to be coming together now though; Ticket? - check! even managed to book our seats on the plane Backpack? - check! Rabies Jab? - check! First aid kit? - check! Malaria tablets - What to ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cheshire » Wilmslow December 26th 2009

Had a wonderful time with the family over Xmas, Mam had everyone over to hers this year for a change, so that I'd get to spend Xmas day with as many of the fam as poss. I'd called in on my other side of the family on Xmas morning, then I got to see more cousins at my auntie's this afternoon. Claire & Gary had our friends round this evening for a Chilli, think the red wine's gone down a little too well, hope I don't have a hangover tomorrow - have quite a lot to do. Walked home with Katie & Nick, they're going traveling this time next year so we chatted about routes & budgets all the way home. My best friend Vicky gave me a St Christopher silver keyring this evening, it keeps ... read more
The Greenwell Girls
Fun at the dinner table wihth the 20Q game
Tense game of Trivia

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cheshire » Wilmslow December 22nd 2009

The BA strikes were announced illegal in court, so they can't go ahead, yey! But we've now got a freak snowstorm in the UK and lots of flights have been cancelled in the last few days. To make matters worse I've just read on Facebook that Ellie's snowed in (she's living in Yorkshire at the moment) so I'm just praying we don't get any more snow from now until the 27th! PS: I'm not a scrooge really - a White Xmas would be fabulous, just as long as our flight can take off with both of us in it!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cheshire » Wilmslow December 20th 2009

Had a brilliant leaving do with Ellie last night! Started at Ellie's Mams house, then walked down to our local The Farmers Arms in Wilmslow to meet everyone. There were photos of Ellie & I all round the pub, and we ended up dancing on tables then taking the party back to Dena, Ant & Jeromes house. ... read more
My best friend Vicky
Good luck
Me & the girls with our Air Guitars

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cheshire » Wilmslow December 14th 2009

When I got in to work this morning a colleague mentioned that BA are planning strikes between Xmas and the 4th of January. I wasn't too worried, but sent Ellie a message to keep an ear out for more news. Ellie rang me this afternoon, the strikes have been confirmed. And it turns out we might be on a BA flight all the way to Bangkok. Well that's just wonderful (!)... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cheshire » Wilmslow December 9th 2009

Got my passport back with a stamp in it for entry to Thailand and one for Vietnam. Had the last of my jabs this morning - so I'm now covered against Hepatitis A & B, Typhiod, Tetanus, Diptheria, Polio, Rabies and Japanese Enchephalitis!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cheshire » Wilmslow November 15th 2009

Ellie & I arranged to meet for lunch in Gusto Alderley with our Mum's so they can swap numbers and keep in touch while we're away. Ellie turned up with a travel pack for each of them (including maps, itineraries and information on the places we're visiting) which was hilarious! Ellie doesn't come across as the organised type, but she'd make a better PA than me! We had a fab few hours and went for a few drinks in The Farmers Arms after. Ant's lent us a vacuum suction thing that you use when your stung or bitten by a nasty creature, it's meant to get the venom out but we had more fun vacuuming it to people's faces and tongues. Ellie came out with a few of her classic bimbo comments which is always entertaining. ... read more
Ellie's itinerary!
Makin good use of the Venom Kit
Tom Mc

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cheshire » Wilmslow October 4th 2009

Had a crazzy night out (all over the place) for Ellies bday last night. Tom & Coasty were out too so the four of us talked "Thailand" until the very early hours. We did an excellent job of trashing my flat last night... needless to say I wont be tidying THAT up today. A day with my duvet is needed ... read more
"Group photo... everybody in"
T is for Thailand
Ellie getting in to the Thailand spirit

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cheshire » Wilmslow September 28th 2009

Been none stop in work today, which is pants since Id really like to have a scout on the internet at lunch to research Thailand. How inconvenient ;-) PS: Two of our mates (Tom Mc & Coatsy) will be spending 3 weeks in Thailand with us - buzzin! ... read more




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