Blogs from Clapham, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Clapham March 4th 2013

4-8 March ’13 Stockton to London We left our lovely new little home with mixed feelings (Leaving friends and family again and it’s so good to have our own place again and there is still so much to do to it but adventure awaits.....). Jo kindly gave us a lift to the station, unfortunately the Thornaby to Darlington train was 20 minutes late so we missed our connection to London due to signal problems at Redcar ha ha gotta love British railways. Tickets changed we caught the next one and by some random chance ended up on a train that only stopped once and we arrived in London 3 minutes later than our original train – bizzare. After making our way over to Clapham North we arrived at Gary’s and spent a lovely evening with him ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Clapham September 22nd 2012

Day 1: Landed at Heathrow after a very long flight of 14 hours (Eleanor was in a slight state of shock, but lollies at Abu Dhabi airport got her through the next seven hours to London). She lost a tooth in her roll on the plane - slightly gross, but we worked through the minor crisis. Christy was there to meet us and we had a great trip on the tube to her house. Lucky we're travelling light! Day 2: After a great night's sleep, we woke to see Fantastic Mr Fox in the backyard while eating breakfast. Nice to know he's alive and well and living in London. We then put on our tourist hats and went sightseeing. Arriving at the London Eye before the crowds meant we didn't have to queue for very long. ... read more
What is this strange red box?
Riding the London Eye
A view from London Eye

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Clapham September 11th 2012

This has nothing to do with travelling but involves a journey which we all will have to take one day. When your journey starts at birth and you find yourself born into a family who do not give a stuff about you, over the years you learn to cope and you learn that there is always someone nearby who does care. For me this was Brenda, she is not an auntie as such by blood, but by friendship to my mother since before the time I was born, she has stayed close until this year, so she has always been my auntie Brenda. The one thing Brenda always said to any one I ever introduced her to was “ I used to feed her bottle, and read her stories, now look how big she is, I ... read more
Postcards from abroad
day 1

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Clapham May 29th 2012

testing clapham 1,2,3!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Clapham January 9th 2011

Today, from somewhere the sun appeared and we had every intention to get out into it. Unfortunately the girl’s had other ideas and we ended up getting out around mid morning. We wanted to go to Clapham Common (not quite as big as Wimbledon) and have a play in the park before meeting some friends for a traditional roast lunch. We eventually made it to Clapham Common and found a fantastic playground for Mykenzie to have a run around! She only had around 10 minutes to play and then we had to meet the girls. The Windmill on the Park at Clapham was everything you could want in an English Pub, great atmosphere, fantastic food and wonderful friends. It was such a classic way to spend a Sunday afternoon with red wine and a massive English ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Clapham September 13th 2010

At the crack of dawn on a grey and windy morning in Leeds, two compete nutters started the journey of a lifetime. On bicycles. Craig and Will are cycling from Leeds to the summit of Val Thorens in the French Alps, covering well over 1000 miles, in just under a week! Due to the fact that they will mainly be in the middle of nowhere and not have access to the internet, their press officer (they have a press officer and yet no support team!) will be posting updates on this blog daily, to keep you in the loop of where they are, if they're on track, how the moral is within the duo, and how much of their genitalia has fallen off on the way. Today, they started their journey with an enormous first leg ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Clapham August 7th 2010

The last two days in San Lupo were spent with a famous Opera Singer singing in our Piazza, but I left that and spend the night drinking :) and the following night was a small festa again for the foreigners with food, drinks and dancing. Got to Napoli Capo'dacchino Aiport early morning and flew Easyjet to London. Easyjet has a first in first serve policy, so travelling by myself I was lucky enough to get a window seat and 2 hours later arrived into London Gatwick Airport. This airport is southwest of London, so to get to Earlsfield I only had to catch 2 trains and Sanaz was there to meet me at Clapham Junction so I wouldnt get lost! It was great seeing Sanaz as I didn't get to say goodbye to her back in ... read more
London Eye & Me
Big Ben & Westminster Abbey
Me & Big Ben

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Clapham December 30th 2009

As we come to the end of the decade, I think back 10 years ago to the brink of the Millennium, when I was still in school and not quite old enough to drink (....), and I wonder what my reaction would have been if someone had told me then where I would be and what I would have done in the following 10 years. Some parts wouldn't have surprised me, like the trip to the Middle East and Europe, as the dream to visit those countries preceded 1999, but if I were told that my absolute travelling highlight would have been South America, I definitely wouldn't have believed it. But more on the nostalgic reminiscing later. First what have I been up to since I made the flight back from the warmer climes of Guatemala? ... read more
Big Ben
London Eye
Westminster Abbey

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Clapham December 19th 2009

As I sit in my flat, the night before I am due to leave on this adventure, with empty shelves ready to store someone elses ‘stuff’ for 4 months, I wonder who I will be when I get back. I have been talking about and planning this trip since last year and it is finally here. It is incomprehensible to think how it might affect me... how it might change the parts of me that make me me. But here I am. Still putting off the inevitable packing, still making lists that I probably won’t read, still trying to decide what is really necessary and what is a luxury I don’t need. But as I sit here enjoying my ‘nest’/creature comforts for the last time in 4 months I can not really imagine how I will ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Clapham December 15th 2009

A poem to live by.. not sure who wrote it.. it wasn't me!! There are two days in every week about Which we should not worry, two days which Should be kept from fear and apprehension. One of these day is yesterday, with its Mistakes and care, its faults and blunders, Its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed Forever beyond our control. All the money in The world cannot bring back yesterday. We Cannot undo a single act we performed. We Cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone beyond recall. Do I still worry bout what happened yesterday? The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow, with its possible adversities, its Burdens, its large promise and perhaps its Poor performance. Tomorrow is also beyond Our immediate control. Tomorrow’s sun will Rise, ... read more
Annapurna, Nepal
"The Gibbon Experience"

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