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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire » Ramsbottom August 31st 2012

Here it is, the end of another working week and we've just arrived home from dinner at the local pub. We are currently in Holcombe Brook which is just near Ramsbottom and part of Bury Council. It's also where Terry was born and lived for his first five years, although he spent the next ten years about 3 miles down the road in Bury. The way that I think of this area is that Manchester is the equivalent of Melbourne, Bury is a bit like Frankston and Ramsbottom/Holcombe Brook is sort of like Mornington and Mount Martha. We quite like it here and so we are using it as an opportunity for Terry to get over his cold. We are also waiting for a package of tickets to arrive but so far no luck - hopefully ... read more
"Greengrass" and heather
Terry on the road to Manchester
A quiet seat

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire » Ramsbottom May 23rd 2011

Its 9 days untill we begin our trip with a 14 hour journey to Beijing. The tour for Beijing is sorted courtesy of lovely Linda at 'tourchina'! Visas are done and injections have been injected- only 2 hepatitus Bs which means that I'm 94% covered :S. Being super organised, luggage is nearly all gathered as it has been for the last month! We went and bought our medical bits and bobs today, Emma has insisted that pregnancy tests aren't neccesary but I'm not convinced. Anyway theres not much to say since the only interesting thing I saw today was on obese chav on the 472 bus telling her 4 year old little girl to 'shut the f*** up', so untill China... ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire » Ramsbottom February 16th 2011

Healey Dell The group of girls and I headed to Healey Dell nature reserve to visit Sarah and her family for the first half of our intersemester break! We attempted to play snooker, but failed to finish a sin We explored the dell and found some prospective homes for the four of us and then after the two girls left Sarah and I explored the Greater Manchester area and all of the National Trust sites that were open in the middle of winter. Hint- there aren't very many. We went to two mills (it was Manchester after all), two national trust houses... read more
Beautiful Bridges
Waterloo Road!
New House

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire » Ramsbottom June 8th 2009

The forests and mill towns outside of greater Manchester.... read more
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