Blogs from Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe - page 14


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Andover April 3rd 2010

I feel like the classic American tourist with starry eyes and camera around my neck. Even though it has rained on and off ever since I got here, and I had a bit of jet lag, I have been a diligent tourist. I went to Parliament, big ben, the London eye, St. Paul's Cathedral, a few museums, a cheeky English pub, a wine bar, great coffe shops and I road a double decker bus, the tube, and a boat down the Thames AND I went to Stonehenge! I Feel like there is so much to write about that it is almost overwhelming so I will just focus on a few things. First of all, I am staying with a friend of mine from Idaho Falls, Anna, and her boyfriend James and they have been very gracious ... read more
Paul and St Paul
The london Eye
lighted christmas tree

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Portsmouth February 14th 2010

Hello Everyone! All packed and ready to go just a final goodbye, I'll be almost landed in Mumbai when you lot get to your desks tomorrow morning! Was considering getting off the plane dressed as a cowboy and seeing if the locals 'get it'. Also had to leave a few of my favourite t-shirts at home (for obvious reasons) Had a really busy last day at work, I've attached a photo so you can see for yourselves! From me and ol'Face Face! Speak soon x... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire January 18th 2010

Alcohol: please, no more wine!! But one cider:P Cigarettes: 0 (well thats not going to change much!) Pre travelling weight: 8st 12oz (but before later mentioned pudding) Lets see what a diet of deep fried Tacos and Quesadillas does to that!! Bag weight: 13 kg (ouch) Roast Dinner: 900 calories Apple Pie and Custard: god knows how many calories... Using Bridget Jones as my diary format guide and with Gavin and Stacey on the TV, I'm having a quintessentially British evening, while Ben is probably now having the mad panic stress that I've been having for the last week!! So we are off again - leaving London Gatwick in 13 hours and landing in Mexico City 13 hours after that! Let the adventures begin........ read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Lyndhurst December 19th 2009

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!! WOW cannot believe its Christmas again....where did that year go!!!!!!!!!! This time last year we were in Vietnam heading north to Hoi An for Christmas... Whilst we had a fantasic time, but we are both very pleased to be in the UK for Christmas enjoying the festivities with our friends and family, the snow has been a bonus!!! We have managed to sell our house in Dartmouth, it was on the market for just 4 days!!! hopefully things will go through smoothly and we will be looking for a new place in Lymington in the New Year.... I am sure most of you know I have joined a small privately owned hotel group called Harbour Hotels as MD, we have four properties on the South Coast; St Ives, Sidmouth, two in Christchurch and we ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Fareham October 23rd 2009

Greetings, OK, so this is just a test page to make sure you can all see it and then there should be a link around somewhere for you to subscribe and you can totally catch up on what ever I'm currently under achieving. Snogs Me. x... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire October 19th 2009

Had 3 days in Swanmore with Diana and Denzyl, lovely as always. Did the Bere Forrest to play hide and seek with Jacob, an Apple Farm, Church and saw Jane Austens house as well as The Summer House! Who says there is nothing to do in Swanmore? Didn't make it to The Missy or The Brookes though... maybe next time. ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » New Forest September 28th 2009

Just back from a weekend down in the New Forrest, we set off Friday evening arriving by train into Brockenhurst about 9. Our B&B was award winning, but probably for service, certainly not for space. We were in the smallest room, but nice and cosy. I had a bit of a cough thing going on so probably woke up the entire place the following morning. We were treated to a local full English breakfast, veggie in my case. Stuffed full of local fare we headed out to hire a bike, side stepping all the horse poo. There were actually horses running up and down the main road, tehehe, they own the place. We managed to hire an excellent mountain bike and headed off. We thought we had gone the wrong way after trying to follow a ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Winchester September 26th 2009

Preparation for the civil service finished for us at about 1.00 am on the Friday, having finished work that day. Tim, however, was still doing things for us until 2.30 am. We owe so much to Tim for his help in planning and logistics and without him we would have never been ready for the day. The weather for the wedding was beautiful, summer had arrived. The service was lovely and Amel was really emotional. Although we did not have big expectations for this day it turned out just beautiful and it was lovely to share it with our friends. Thank you all for your support. A big thanks to Ann (my secretary, or should I say Development Administrator!) for housing and feeding me in the days I was homeless. Likewise to Tim who kept Amel ... read more
Amel & John 2
Amel & John 3
Amel & John 4

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Basingstoke September 16th 2009

We have one week and a few days to go before we meet with friends and family in Winchester for our civil marriage ceremony. Still lots of final things to sort out with regard to the wedding and also moving house so all is a bit hectic. I have one final trip to make for work up to Liverpool then I return stay with our secretary for the final few days as we will be homeless. Leaving do for Amel this thursday and for me next thursday.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Hampshire » Southampton September 11th 2009

I'm all packed, think I have everything I may need, half of my library, a Portuguese flag, notebooks, Andys broken laptop and oh yeah some clothes. This wuill be my last time online in this country for quite a while. So its off to the pub with me for a pint or two and then when I wake up in the morning it will be goodbye to Southampton for quite a while.... read more

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