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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Southampton June 19th 2015

Assumption - We will sleep on the plane, as we have an overnight flight. Fact: Reagan (at 4 years old) generally gets 12-14 hours of sleep a day. The night before we left, she was up all night with nightmares. She went to school in the morning and I was hopeful that she would nap before we embarked on our day long journey. No such luck. Ok, so maybe she will sleep on one of the 3 planes that we would be on over the next 14 hours - some, but very little. Fact: Reagan had approximately 3 collective hours of sleep throughout our travel. I will spare you the detail of what a 4 year old on that much lack of sleep/food behaves :) and leave it to your imagination. Fact: The complimentary wine onboard ... read more
Peppa's family

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Southampton May 25th 2015

THE END - it's been fun !!!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Southampton May 25th 2015

Hi everyone, arrived home safely, was up 48 hours, so very tired and very jet lagged !! Got to the airport nice and early Saturday evening in Melbourne. Remember we were trying to get our upgrade using Sue's points, well Stu went off to speak to customer services, came back and said they received Robert's e -mail from the Melbourne Qatar offices and they have two seats left in business class and we can have them using Sue's points !! Well I was estatic, then he dropped the bomb shell !!! Sue needs to be with us to sign !! Noooooooooooooooooo, then Stu said 'well it's not going to happen as NO Sue', but then said he got the best economy seats booked on the plane !! Well I was baffled as I didn't know there ... read more

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
Lunch at the beach
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

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