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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Dorset » Poole October 17th 2018

Last night was the last club swim of the season with EDOWSC which was a night swim. Heading in at 7.20pm and out at 8, covered in flashing lights and glow sticks, all 31 of us entered the water, its such a different world swimming in the dark. I've done it a few times in Channel relays and in training, but I feel like there's nothing better! When you breathe, you see the stars each side, under the water you see your goggle light illuminating the water beneath you and it feels like the water is wrapping itself around you. I lost my swim buddy Tim, everyone looked the same! After our swim, we gathered around drinking hot chocolate and eating a biscuit! ... read more
Group of 31
Entering the water

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Dorset » Poole June 24th 2018

We thought it would be a good idea to join English Heritage and not National Trust as we enjoyed visiting old Castles and Abbey's as opposed to stately homes. We knew we would probably see a fair few heritage sites so by becoming a member the savings would be quite significant. Close to Semley was Wardour Castle and by all accounts worth visiting. The castle was built in the late 14th century as a lightly fortified luxury residence. The castle was badly damaged during the civil war and is now a romantic ruin and incorporated into the landscaped grounds of New Wardour House which has no public access. The castle was just as they described it, a romantic ruin and we really enjoyed exploring it especially as there was hardly anyone else here. Our next destination ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Dorset » Poole February 26th 2017

Countdown... Apart from one night in May when we will be somewhere between Airlie Beach and Gladstone in Queensland Australia, every bed has been booked! We still need to organise a couple of hire cars, do some packing and sort out a few details of how to leave our house and garden for 10 weeks - but otherwise we are ready to go. How truly exciting!!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Dorset » Poole December 30th 2016

So I decided to make a surprise trip home to the UK for dad's 50th birthday, I decided this probably back in July. I mentioned this to mum and she was happy and even offered to pay for the flight back if I somehow couldn't afford it, seeing as 50 is a fairly big birthday. Anyway, it came about that a friend of mine wanted to pay (using frequent flyer points) my flights to and from the UK as I helped him through a tough time. So that was sorted! I was heading back! I told a few friends, but keeping it a surprise from dad was so difficult - I had to make up a different life for myself, saying I was heading off to a new house to be their nanny and not being ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Dorset » Poole March 30th 2016

19th Hired a car (cheaper than getting a train down to Poole..and the car hire was for 5 days) Happened to get a really good car with inbuilt GPS, so getting to Poole was a breeze. So good to catch up with everyone again. Staying at Seashells, a B&B just up the road while we get things sorted again back on boat. 21st Back in the water today, the guys at Lake Yard had already antifouled (first time we haven’t done it ourselves, have to admit it was nice to get back..and there she was all clean and pretty, ready to go back in the water right away) Back down in our same berth again so all very familiar. We had left a dehumidifier going while we were away, and were pleased to see no mould ... read more
Back in the water she goes
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Dorset » Poole June 10th 2015

Hello everyone! I'd just like to take this moment to welcome you to my travel blog and explain the 6 month adventure that I am about to undertake. From the 11th June I will be flying to northern India, to set up a music classroom in a rural village school for 20 weeks. At the moment there isn't any music teaching at the school at all, so I will be starting from scratch - a very exciting project for me! For the last month of my trip I plan to explore more of India, but that bit's unplanned still - we'll see what happens when we get there! So after two days of printing off all ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Dorset » Poole May 9th 2015

Zapowiada się interesujący dzień. Wycieczka autobusowa do trzech ciekawych miejsc, w których jeszcze nie byłam. Jeden dzień trzy miejsca. Super. Byłam przed 9 rano na St James Park gdzie już czekał autobus. Usiadłam na ostatnim siedzeniu przy oknie. Obok mnie zostały tylko dwa wolne miejsca, gdyż w kącie była ubikacja- przynajmniej blisko Niedługo po mnie nadeszła Sylwia ze swoją koleżanka Tameą, którą zna ponad pięć lat. Tamea jest z Węgier i pracuje jako opiekunka do dzieci w angielskiej rodzinie. Przesympatyczna dziewczyna. Do Poole jechaliśmy prawie trzy godziny. Poole leży nad drugą co do wielkości naturalną zatoką na świecie, tuż za Sydney. Miasto liczy ok 150 000 mieszkańców i znajduje się w czołówce najdroższych miejscowości do życia w UK. Nazwa pochodzi od celtyckiego słowa bol i od staro-angielskiego słowa pool oznaczającego "mi... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Dorset » Poole April 14th 2015

....getting ready to head off. :-) ..Ferry ..Utrecht Holland ...Bremen Germany ...Copehagen, Denmark ...Boat from Helsingor Denmark to Sweden!... read more
Day 1 (16/04) ..setting off Poole
D1: Dartford Tunnnel
D1 Pub Legend!

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Dorset » Poole December 14th 2014

Well, here we all are again - ready for new adventures. Your correspondent will attempt to convey the sense of excitement from new escapades in his usual subdued and accurate manner. As devoted readers will remember, these musings are always written without exaggeration, hyperbole and always without the word glockenspiel, although as we could be heading towards Switzerland, this rule may be rewritten.Before I regale you with news of our first weekend of the new era, I feel it is my duty to introduce the two new members of our expedition team. Firstly, there is Claude. Now, Claude is a 7.5 metre, 3.5 tonne motor home, who is going to be the coolest mode of transp... read more
Eddie fails to hide very well
and for breakfast ....
tough life this writing blogs

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Dorset » Poole December 11th 2014

So tomorrow we collect Claude, our new motorhome so that we can embark on a new adventure!... read more

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