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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Southampton January 11th 2015

It is just one week to go before we set off on our journey. Excited is an understatement of how we feel. In the last few days Lyn has discovered relations in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide, who descend from her Great Great Grandfather Simeon Strange. We have already set up meetings in Melbourne and Adelaide; this adds another dimension to our trip. First stop Heathrow airport terminal 3 next Sunday. Bye for now... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Southampton October 8th 2014

So this is our first blog on our world travel. We are both nervous but excited to go and hope everyone follows us on our travels on here!!! All the best Neil and Vicky... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Southampton August 31st 2014

Hi everyone from deepest darkest Southampton, famous for the Titanic and Jane Austen! To tell the truth, it’s very sunny and bright-the British summer is still in full swing. Not to mention that we are still wearing warm jackets! The flight from Singapore to Heathrow was unpleasant which was to be expected. We had a 5 hour layover at Changi and spent that in the Skyview Lounge similar to QANTAS club. . On this trip I have discovered the world of pay per use airport lounges. The only requirement is that you have to have an onward flight. So for $85, we spent 5 hours in a quiet place with comfy chairs, showers, nice food and pleasant wine. It was well worth the money. So after having been on the move for 15 hours without sleeping, ... read more
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Enjoying a quiet drink at the beach
Strange art exhibition at Southampton

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Southampton August 8th 2014

Here is the plan so far: 2 night stay in Bangkok before joining the 20 day G-adventures Cambodia and Vietnam on shoestring tour. I'll be taking in the cities of Phnem Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Ho chi minh city, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi After this I have no real plans, just going with the flow, but hoping to take in these countries aswell: Thailand Laos Malaysia Indonesia Singapore Hoping, depending on the situation, to spend a couple of nights in Hong Kong, if they can be fitted in , but like I say nothings concreted after the tour.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Southampton July 26th 2014

Good afternoon to you, We have come to Southampton primarily to run a 5k charity event for Asthma UK on 27th July 2014. Well, this is not strictly true as I though I am supporting the event I shall be supporting the runners from the side lines 😊👍cheering them on and being on hand with water, energy drinks, electrolyte replacements and lots and lots of love 😍and admiration for their efforts. The journey down here was rather tiring, it was 31.5 degrees C so very hot and we were in quite a long traffic jam. Of course this is one of two of the busiest weekends to do any road travel as the schools have just broken up for Summer. I hope it won't be such a lengthy, hot and tiring journey tomorrow. I have to ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Southampton August 25th 2013

Had my leaving the country party last night, brilliant night from what I remember! Brilliant friends! Hungover!... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Southampton July 24th 2013

Wednesday July 24th 2013. Southampton, England. We arrived at our friend's Liz and Ian's home in Gosport late morning having set off from Bristol around 9.30 am. We were fed a fantastic lunch of Gammon with parsley sauce and then Ian drove us to the Mayflower Cruise Terminal in Southampton. We arrived around 3pm and checked in and boarded with no queues whatsoever - brilliant! We had only been on board for an hour when we had to show up for the mandatory safety drill. We set sail at 17.10. The Oriana was moved off the birth with the aid of a tug. Once clear of the dock we set sail under pilot instruction for Dublin Bay. We went up on deck and to watch the sail out of the channel, passing the Fawley Oil Terminal ... read more
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001. Leaving Southampton

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Southampton June 3rd 2012

Our first visit to Bromsgrove has drawn to a close and we are on the move again. It has been a wonderful stay with Kate and Al and their hospitality cannot be faulted. It has become quite the routine for me to pour Kate and Narelle a Pimms at 5pm to begin “sun downer” drinks and I think Kate may actually miss it. There is still a large bottle left so when we next visit we can continue to assist in its disposal. I am not sure how much Pimms will be consumed in the UK this summer but I would expect a great deal as everywhere you look it is being advertised. It being a very British summer drink its presence at Jubilee functions, Wimbledon and the Olympics is expected and often welcomed. I am ... read more
Worcester Cathedral
Worcester Cathedral
NLS at Blenheim Palace




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