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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Nottinghamshire » Nottingham December 2nd 2009

After months of planning, alot of hard work and scrimping and saving I was finally sitting on the the Piccadilly line tube heading towards Heathrow Airport. It was then, when it finally sunk in. I was about to embark on a journey that would change my life. It all started one summer day half way through an 8 hour shift at the place i loved so much. Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa. I had worked for the company for two years and enjoyed every minute of it, it had been my life. I worked within the Call Center with four other girls. Some days felt like a drag and i would end the day feeling exhausted and adimant that i would never return. After a long soak in the bath and a good nights sleep I ... read more
Thoresby Hall Hotel
Thoresby Hall Hotel

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Nottinghamshire » Nottingham December 1st 2009

Tuesday 1.12.2009 Day 48 DH Lawrence house and Sherwood forest We went to writer DH Lawrence house where he was born in Eastwood near Nottingham. Lawrence was the son of a miner, who went on to become the infamous author of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” which was a band book in some countries for a few years. He married his professor’s wife after she left her husband for Lawrence. He and his wife traveled widely even going to Australia before he died in the South of France. His birth house and the nearby Durban House that has a lot of info on Lawrence are both free to get in on week days and at the birth house we were given a free guided tour. We then drove to Sherwood Forest and walked to the Major Oak said ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Nottinghamshire » Nottingham November 30th 2009

Monday 30.11.2009 Day 47 Clivden Cliveden is an Italianate stately-home at Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England. Set on cliffs 200 feet above the River Thames, it has been home to an Earl, two Dukes, a Prince of Wales and the Viscounts Astor. It is now owned by the National Trust and the house is leased as a five-star hotel run by von Essen hotels. During the 1970s it was occupied by Stanford University of California who used it as an overseas campus. It was the meeting place of the so-called "Cliveden Set" in the 1920s and 1930s and the setting for key events in the Profumo Affair in the 1960s. "Cliveden" (pronounced CLIV-d'n) means "valley among cliffs"and refers to the dean or valley which cuts through the estate to the east and south of the house. The gardens ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Nottinghamshire » Nottingham October 25th 2009

For all thoses expecting photo's from Hooters and the other dubious establishments visited by The Stags........sorry! But here is some photo's of Dave on his Stag Day!... read more
Dave's Friend
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Nottinghamshire » Nottingham October 18th 2009

Dave had Stag Night last week and by the look/state of him on Sunday evening Id say hed had a great time. To sum it up Nottingham, Hooters....need I say more! I have asked for pictures from the night but so far they are not forthcoming....hmmmm I wonder why! Still I believe a good time was had by all on the night! Keep a look out for photos at a later date!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Nottinghamshire » Nottingham September 7th 2009

Thanks to everyone that joined me. I had a really good time and a really good drink! :D xxx... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Nottinghamshire » Nottingham August 30th 2009

Just testing... We leave in 2 days time; this time next week, we will be in Siberia. Thank you to all of those who have partaken in leaving celebrations. The excitement builds, the anticipation increases... and the packing intensifies We will post at least one message in the next week, and who knows, perhaps upload some photos, if we can work out how... Anyway, thanks again to everyone. We will miss you all! Much love Sam and Laura... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Nottinghamshire » Nottingham August 1st 2009

Today I headed down South to Nottingham with some friends. One of my friends was meeting his dad for the first time in 30 years and we went for moral support. We ended up at Nottingham Castle (where the tale of Robin Hood took place) and the city of Nottingham. We had lunch in a converted Cathedral, which is now a restaurant/night club. It was quite strange eating a meal while looking at stained glass and flying buttresses. My goal was to see the Sherwood Forest (which I have heard consists of about 5 nearly dead trees). I ended up forgetting all about the silly forest after walking around Maid Maryanne Way and dining in the Church of England. The Castle had a museum inside, which of course led to some very silly pictures. My friend ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Nottinghamshire » Nottingham July 26th 2009

Sunday 26th 2009 8 days until our America Roadtrip. I am roadtesting this blog sight and I will hopefully be able to keep everyone updated on my trip and where we are etc. I will try to uplad thia as aften as possible and put photos for you all to see. Lots of Love Helen ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Nottinghamshire » Nottingham April 25th 2009

Spent a couple of days on the farm helping out here and there over Easter. Fantastic weather. Things are starting to appear in my veg patch. Campus, is really nice at the moment, but unfortunately Tom has a degree to finish!... read more
Spring blossom on campus
Bryn & Jay
Dad in the sun

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