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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Wimbledon December 3rd 2017

Wimbledon seemed liked the perfect place to start my trip. It's like the equivalent of booking a hotel for your first night of a long trip, before heading off into the unknown. A gentle way in, where you can adjust yourself to the culture without worrying about getting lost in some dark alley. I cycled south from Kilburn passing familiar places. Kensal Rise, Ladbrook Grove and wondered when I would be back. My sat nav showed that I would cross the river Thames at Putney Bridge, a bridge I was not sure if I was familiar with. Certainly, I was not as familiar with it as some of the other bridges. It's probably time to admit that I have lied. It's not true that I have never been to south London before and I imagine that ... read more
Looking into the south
Meeting Marcos
Smelling the baubles

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Wimbledon October 16th 2013

Hi, welcome to our blog about our trip to SE Asia and Australia. We'll try to keep you updated as regularly as we can, internet access permitting. In the meantime, here's a rough idea of what we're doing: Saturday 19 October - fly out to Bangkok and join 7 other people (Brits, Americans, Canadians and Germans) on a 2 week Intrepid overland trip to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur. You can read more about the SE Asia trip itinery here. Monday 4 November - fly to Brisbane, then we take a domestic flight to Cairns where we pick up a car and drive to Port Douglas. We then drive right down the east coast, via Sydney, to Melbourne, arriving back in the UK on 28 November. Should be fun! David & Sally... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Wimbledon June 28th 2013

Wimbledon ... In a word ... WOW! What an amazing, electric day. Where to start? The grounds were beautiful and intimate. Most courts had just 3 rows of seats. We were so close that we could hear the players talking to themselves, and sometimes cursing themselves (this is a "G" rated blog, so lets just say there was cursing). We watched the Bryan Brothers win a "Gentlemen's Doubles" match, and then we spent the rest of the day moving between a number of entertaining singles matches. We drank some Pimms (which were very tasty) and we ate some strawberries, the better to enjoy the experience. Finally, home-town favorite (and Olympic Gold Medalist) Andy Murray played. Certre Court was jammed, but more impressive was the crowd of about 10 thousand sitting on the lawn, in the pouring ... read more
Centre Court
Grass Courts

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Wimbledon June 16th 2013

So its nearly time for our next trip. Its been along time and im a little nervous but very excited. Looking forward to relaxing and visiting some very special places. So here is the plan, it may change. 1. Cuba, Havana 2. Mexico City 3. Oaxaca, Mexico 4. Antigua, Guatimala 5. Flores, Guatimala 6. Caye Caulker, Belize 7. Boat trip round the Islands of Belize, 8. Tulum, Mexico 9. Isla Mujeres, Mexico 10. Arenal, Costa Rica 11. Monteverde, Costa Rica 12. Playa Samara, Costa Rica 13. Galapagos Islands, Boat Trip 14. Lima, Peru, 15, Huacachina, Peru, 16. Arequipa, Peru, 17. Colca Canyon, Peru, 18. Cusco, Peru, 19. Inca Trail, 20. Easter Island, 21. Santiago, Chile, Then we will be home early September. We will have limited internet ac... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Wimbledon June 12th 2013

Hey, man tried to sleep today, had a whole morning to do so, but keep having bloody flash backs of that night when brent got hurt, milly any phycology tips here would be great...... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Wimbledon June 12th 2013

Hey guys, found bazas house all good as you can tell from the last post. There is so much history here its great! And the buildings are beautiful!. Bazas flatties are super nice, very welcoming!, bit tired today tho, better harden up before the flight to portugal!. The blog may be a bit quiet in the next few days as. I have decided not to take my ipad but i'll FinAlly got internet to skype but ill try from another comp if i can. Peace out xx... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Wimbledon June 11th 2013

Hey guys, yay i made it! Long flight tho 12 and 1/2 hours. I meet two ausi chicks so caught the tube with them :) so far so good, made it to barys and meet one of his flatties sharon and i meet lvely janie, we got on like a house on fire!. I had a shower and headed straight back out for some sight. Seeing, went on a double deka bus and a river cruise was part of the deal, now im back in bazas hood southfields on the wimbeldon line. Just poped into the oub to use the wifi and ahve a whisky and Aloe blacs playing in the back round.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Wimbledon July 15th 2011

After returning from our busy weekend on the southern coast, life didn’t slow down as I had two tickets to Men’s Semi-finals’ day at Wimbledon. Hannah was quick to snatch the spare ticket and we heading off for a relaxing Friday off work. We explored the different courts and watched a few different matches before planting ourselves on Murray Mount (or whatever British tennis player of the time is influencing the name, i.e. it was Henman Hill) with some Pimms and Lemonade and Strawberries and Cream. Not a bad way to spend a Friday. Despite not seeing Roger Federer (having already been knocked out), it was a great day, and start to the weekend. The following day carried it on as Hannah, Ben, Clay and I made the trek out to Milton Keynes to see the ... read more
Court One #1
Court One #2
The Big Screen

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Wimbledon June 27th 2011

The weekend after Cardiff was spent recovering from a small cold that had mainly been caused by running around in a sleeveless top until 5 or so in the morning whilst in Cardiff. Surprised I have not learnt from that one as yet! To add to my woes the temperatures hit a sweltering 29 deg Celsius on the Sunday and so the pressure was on to be outdoors, tanning and eating ice-cream. This line up of activities was eagerly supported by the girls of the house, except me. Being South African does not automatically equip me with the ability to withstand heat, or to appreciate the sweat dripping down as I lay in the sun with a grin on my face. I failed at handling the heat, sat under a brollie for most of the time ... read more
Game from Murray Mound
More of Murray Mound
The ticket

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Wimbledon April 15th 2011

Hi This is my first short and introductory entry. I feel I really need to make a start on this blog as a good motivator because it would be easy to not do "it" if no one knows that I want to do "it". Now I have made a statement it is official and not doing "it" will be public step down. "It" is the Pennine Way, early July 2011. I have only just decided and I will need some real planning so I will just have to get my skates on.... read more

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