Blogs from Great Bardfield, Essex, England, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Essex » Great Bardfield December 4th 2007

Our last 2 and a half days back in England after our week in Lanzarote were spent washing, tidying, sorting and packing. We have bought a new trolley case so we have a bag each and one with all the things that we don't need to take to Europe. This is the biggest bag and consists of our summer clothes, things we have bought, books and travel guides. The one thing we did do today was to walk to Moe and Colin's. Moe who assists Nessie with the housekeeping in the B&B has popped in several times to see us. She invited us to visit her and yesterday we made a date for today. We left about 10am for the 20 minute walk. Moe has several animals (see photos) and we spent a long time exploring ... read more
Stone Cottage
European Eagle Owl

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Essex » Great Bardfield November 19th 2007

The last few days have been much quieter than most, we relaxing, tidying up around the house, and generally doing nothing much more than we would at home. We did go to Harlow to look around and do some shopping. Judy introduced Rags to Primark, a place where clothing sells at low prices with the company depending on turnover to make it's money. Interesting place and we walked out with a couple of tops and some new socks for Rags. In the plaza they had some markets where food was the main seller and we had a couple of hot speciality pies whilst watching the Christmas activities of a couple of 'angels' racing around on motorised platforms and a Chinese group doing a dragon dance. The outlet stores at Braintree was another excursion these being packed ... read more
Pretty ladies

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Essex » Great Bardfield October 29th 2007

Saturday & Sunday, October 27th & 28th We were thinking of exploring the surrounding districts but admitted to each other that we were 'washed out' and as it was raining lightly used the excuse to 'vege out' for the two days. Rags found an interesting deal whilst reading the travel section of the newspaper and before we knew it we were booked to fly to the Canary Islands departing on November 25th, returning on the 2nd December. We are going to a place called Lanzarote. This gives us 2 days to catch our breath before flying to Prague on 5th December. Tough life, but some-one has to do it! Responding to Family History emails, inputting family data, reading, and a couple of short walks around the village were the main activities until Sunday mid-afternoon when the ... read more
Djanogly City Academy, Nottingaham
Sanjesh Sharma spent quite some time answering our questions.
Larni and Lynne listened attentively.

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Essex » Great Bardfield October 12th 2007

Thursday October 11th After quickly tripping around the top of the hill in the old city and being kicked out of the museum by the cleaning lady, we changed our Croatian Kunas into Euros, collected our backpacks and walked to the tourist centre where the young chap behind the counter called us a taxi to go to the airport. Here our main worry was weight as we were only allowed 15 kilogram per bag. Well guess what? Rags bag was 17.8kg and mine was 12.2 kg - exactly 30 kg but was this ok, no it had to be 15kg per bag not combined weight. We took our bags to the side and made some adjustments so Rags was under 16kg and mine under 15kg. They didn't notice Rags hand luggage weighed almost 12kg as he ... read more
Bucks House
Dinner at the local pub
Church at Thaxted

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