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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Surrey » Guildford January 2nd 2013

It seems like yesterday i left the refuge in Lima. However it has actually been a long time, almost a year ago i left. It was an unbelievable trip yet since my return to England, i have been ever planning the next one and raising lots of money for Project Peru. Amongst organised football tournaments, stall selling, car boots and raffles i have mapped out the route for 2013. I shall return to Lima to stay in the same refuge that is owned by Project Peru that homes nearly 50 underprivileged children. I will pick up the project where i left off. I moved away from football towards the end of last year and went towards sports days and team event days. With my well improved Spanish skills i am certainly positive that i can make ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Surrey » Guildford December 15th 2011

The Surrey Sports Park have helped support me on my trip to Peru. Providing me with essential equipment such as footballs, bibs, cones and t-shirts. Other parties such as Westfield football club have also shown great support by putting out press release (attached) Here is the press release link: url=http://www.surreysportspark.co.uk/news/newsandpress/2011/69758_battley_swaps_computers_for_south_america.htmhttp://www.surreysportspark.co.uk/news/newsandpress/2011/69758_battley_swaps_computers_for_south_america.htm... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Surrey » Guildford October 12th 2011

Please don't forget to visit www.justgiving.com/tom-battley to help me achieve my venture to Lima, Peru. It won't be long until this countdown runs out and i will be flying to the 3rd world to provide a footballing experience to underprivleged people of South America.... read more
Lima shanty town scene.1
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Surrey » Guildford April 21st 2011

Clandon Park First National Trust visit for Pic. Hatchlands Park Close to Clandon Park, nice grounds, interesting collections and amazing bluebell woods. Fareham Easter Folk Festival First festival for pic. Camping was very informal at the Ashcroft Arts centre that hosted a few of the events. A few minutes one way was the hotel that hosted the small concerts and the late night session. A few minutes the other way was the Ferneham Halls, where the major concerts were held. The first night concert featured Roy Bailey, who is growing on me the more I see him. ... read more
Clandon House
Maori Meeting House
Corner View

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Surrey » Guildford February 18th 2011

Geo: 51.2365, -0.570305What do I get up to when I am based in Guildford?, being such a small town you probably would think not much, but I have been up to quite a lot in between my other European travels.I arrived here in mid January and staying and spending time with Anna. The first major event which I have been looking forward to for the last 15 years was seeing a soccer, oh sorry; Football, match, not necessarily an English Premier League game but to watch my favorite team who I have supported since a young teen, Leeds United.The fixture and timing was perfect to see Portsmouth Vs Leeds Utd as Portsmouth was only an hour away by bus and a couple of my friends are Portsmouth supporters so the rivalry was perfect too. So I ... read more
Portsmouth Vs Leeds Utd
Portsmouth Harbour
Old Work Houses

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Surrey » Guildford January 17th 2011

We're definitely going travelling! Time to start planning... WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Surrey » Guildford December 6th 2010

The manor house, east of Clandon village, 6 km away from Guildford, is one of the historical properties and is managed by the National Trust. The manor house was built in the 1750s and was once resided in by Admiral Boscawen. He commissioned Robert Adam to design the interior and furniture in the Drawing Room, Reception, Dining Room, Library, and Music Room, the details of which include carvings of nautical motifs such as Neptune, God of the Sea, anchor, dolphin, and mermaids. There are portraits of past residents and Reynolds’ masterpieces hanging in the Principal Rooms. The highlight of Hatchlands Park is valuable collection of 17-18th century keyboards, e.g. Square Shaped piano with signature of J.C. Bach, the earliest harpsichord manufactured in 1622, the grand piano owned by Mahler, and the grand piano which Chopin used ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Surrey » Guildford November 13th 2010

Decided to take a stroll around Guildford's countryside!... read more
It was cold!!
Autumn ROCKS
St Martha's hill - Guildford

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Surrey » Guildford October 5th 2010

Geo: 51.2365, -0.570305After an action packed 3 weeks of travel it was time to slow the pace down and settle into life as a university student. Well....kind of.I'm staying in the student accommodation here on campus at the University of Surrey in Guildford, just south of London. This is where Anna has to be for her course. We arrived here on the Saturday from Wimereux where we had to catch a ferry across the channel then a bus to London and another bus to Guildford. We settled in with nothing much than a bag full of clothes and two sleeping bags zipped together. Anna's stuff was to come the following week. So we had to borrow most kitchen utensils from her flat mates.Battersea court, Rich house, Level One, Room 10. Accompanied by 13 other students on ... read more
St Pauls Cathedral
Guildford Gardens
Chilling in Hyde Park

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Surrey » Guildford March 25th 2010

For those of you who have not seen the movie “The Holiday” with Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz and Jack Black, you might want to stop reading now - because this the part of my trip I think I most looked forward to, yet is the least interesting for most people, which was visiting the area where they filmed in England! After doing my research (I know, I’m pathetic) I found out that the pub in the film is actually a real pub call the white horse inn in a small town called Shere in Surrey. Turns out it is just a 20 minute train ride from London! One thing that is quite popular in the UK is “rambling” groups, which are basically walking/hiking groups. England has a huge network of walking/hiking trails and you ... read more
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Me Rambling
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