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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Scunthorpe August 21st 2012

So we were back home with the family and had a busy couple of weeks to look forward to. First up of course though was to go to Michelle's Parents' for a traditional Sunday dinner, boy had we missed this, and a selection of cakes to finish, perfect, surrogate brother came down with Reis and Jemma too Priority on the list for Michelle was to raid the wardrobes, time to wear something different for a change and put away the clothes from the last 6 months.... Visit to the container in order to check it was all ok..... Thank God there were no mouldy shoes!!! With shoes picked it was true dilemma time.... What should she wear for her girlie night out on the town with her oldest friend Sarah, Wendi and Sabrina!!! Red dress it ... read more
Cleethorpes in Bloom
Fun at the seaside
The great british seaside

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Scunthorpe December 5th 2010

Welcome to Sunny Scunny!! We've now been in England for just over a week, and it was time to surprise Mischa's Nana on her 80th birthday with our arrival.....but it wasn't all as planned!! So, Monday 1st December is Mischa's nana's birthday, so the plan the night before was to go up with Jeff and Lara and Cam to celebrate and surprise her all in one go, but when we woke up the morning we were going to leave, we woke to icy roads, closed motorways and not much chance of making it up in the car. We were still planning on going and staying for a few nights though, so we managed to find a way using the trains, only changing trains twice. It was also a lot quicker than normal, so we headed off ... read more
There was snow EVERYWHERE!!
WIth our snowman...
Mischa 'loved' it...

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Scunthorpe June 17th 2008

Princess Vince has a list of what you need to bring, but I’ve seen nothing in writing to confirm what he’s told you. Son #1 was somewhat concerned so I emailed him the following...check with Son #7 if this is complete or not. Student ID card ATM card - make sure bank knows you’ll be travelling in Europe or they’ll freeze the card Travel Insurance - in case you get sick Sleeping Bag Pillow case Towel Toiletry bag for all your needs One niceish shirt and pair of pants + shoes - in case we go out to a reasonable restaurant Watch - so we can arrange times to meet etc $100+ in traveller’s checks as back up money Small back pack to carry when we’re sightseeing Check with your cell phone company for rates in ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Scunthorpe June 17th 2008

This is the proposed itinerary. Bold type indicates where we hope to be camping. Princess Vince thinks that one day in London is enough, so I've moved the ferry from France to the next day - which happens to be Bastille Day - This will give us a stopover on the way from Cannes to Paris....otherwise it's a really long haul. We may be able to fit in the Normandy Invasion Beaches along with the Bayeaux Tapestry (depicting the Battle of Hastings in 1066) or go via Chartres Cathedral, built by the Knights Templar with the most amazing stained glass. As far as campsites go I have reserved the one's I can, the rest work on a first come first served basis...which is good (as we can be more flexible) and bad as we'll be arriving ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Scunthorpe June 15th 2008

What a cute Bedzuki I think we're taking the one om the left... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Scunthorpe April 29th 2008

I thought that the best place to kick off our world tour would be on the hallowed turf at Glanford Park - manager Nigel Adkins and defensive bedrock Cliff Byrne were kind enough to help with the piccies. Nigel told us about his favourite places in New Zealand and Cliff held the camera for the "group" shot. Steve No one should underestimate how excited Steve was today to meet Nigel and he is now considering cancelling the rest of the trip as he has already had the experience of a lifetime! Jenny ... read more
Steve and Nigel
Steve and Nigel 3
Jenny with Nigel

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Scunthorpe May 15th 2007

Hello Mates! Well it has seemed like a long journey and we are only 8 weeks into it! Hopefully all the technical stuff is over and we can really begin to enjoy England and Europe. Our house is feeling more like a home everyday. We finally have high speed internet so that gives me more to do during the day. I thought I would write a blog to tell you a bit of what goes on around here. We live in the village of Scotter. We love Scotter! It has 3 pubs and Chinese take out, what more can you ask for?! We have gotten into a routine of going to our favorite pub, The Gamekeeper, every Friday. We have met some people there and they really like our "accents." Funny, I never knew I ... read more
Our street
Riley on Pick Up Day
Sunset Near Nottingham

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Scunthorpe April 22nd 2007

Hello All~ I have been getting tons of messages asking about more blogs. So here's the deal---we have moved into a house. We have been in the house for over 2 weeks and still don't have internet. Koi was able to download a wireless program to his computer but that means I can only use it when he's home from work. Also, it is very, very, very slow. Therefore, I can't download photos(there's also security things that won't allow it on his computer) and it is difficult to email b/c the service is so slow. I would love to go somewhere to use the internet but no one here has it! We are currently, finally, getting a landline connected today so we will be receiving our equipment for the internet sometime in the next 2 weeks. ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Scunthorpe March 24th 2007

Hello All~ We took a small tour of the countryside on Saturday. Sadly it is very similar to Kansas (but much greener) so it wasn't as interesting as I had hoped. We did see Koi's jobsite from a distance--its in a "dodgey" area--glad we're not living in Immingham! We will have to venture farther away to see better landscaping. However, it was very exciting to see all the different architecture and old buildings. We visited our first Cathedral. It is in the city of Lincoln, about 30 minutes from where we are staying. The cathedral is appropriately named, Lincoln Cathedral. You never really realize how old, old is, until you see it. It was an amazing site. So beautiful and so huge! It is tucked away in the centre of Lincoln. There are little streets ... read more
Cathedral from the back
Lincoln Cathedral & Koi
Koi & Stacey @ Lincoln Cathedral

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Scunthorpe March 21st 2007

Hello Friends & Family~ Welcome to my blog--We have made it to England! We are sitting at the Forest Pines Hotel in Broughton, North Lincolnshire. To be blunt the hotel is a maze(we're in the middle) and the staff is unfriendly--we really don't like it here. We are ready to find a residence! Not much has happened in the last 48hours since we've arrived. Jet lag is catching up to us. We've tested out the roads--wrong side of car/road & different road signs--and and we've looked for homes. We've looked at some dumps and have more to see tomorrow. Looks like we might be living with the couple we flew in with just so we can have a house that's similar to our standard of living. We have been searching so far in the Scunthorpe ... read more
Koi in his new car
Wrong Side!
Wrong Side II!




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