Georgia Leek

Joined April 2017
  • Day13

    Cambridge - Day 14

    May 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Woke up a tad groggy, but eager not to waste the day so organise to catch up with Val McKee and Ian's son Fraser, both of whom live in and around Cambridge. No satnav, but I plug in the coordinates to Google maps and way we go. We somehow end up on some country B roads on the way out, which is OK and after doing what feels like a big loop get onto the highway and arrive in Willingham about an hour late. I have a feeling I've picked up possibly my 3rd speeding fine as I try to spot up the rd we are looking for under pressure from some asshoole behind me! This could get bloody expensive! Anyway we catch up with Val, have a tour of her cute little terrace house and garden, and have lunch in the village at the local Auction house and Tea Rooms. we then head off to Cambridge to meet with Fraser who is studying law. After a nightmare drive in peak traffic, including driving the wrong way down a one way street we manage to locate Fraser. He takes us to his local college cafe and under time constraints we have a quick catch up. Unfortunately, as we try to get out of manic Cambridge traffic, we take yet another wrong turn and end up driving 45 mins north instead of East. FML!! 3 hrs later we made it home, not the greatest end to the day, and in the rush to get around we have neglected to get photos with the people we've seen!Read more

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  • Day12

    Ipswich - Day 13

    May 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    So this is the whole reason for the Ashes tour! Day 13 May 3rd, the fourth anniversary of Mum's passing and the day we finally get Dads Ashes back to his hometown of Ipswich. Thanks to the efforts of our 1st cousins Ian and Andrew, and the organisational skills of my sister, we are able to get dads ashes buried in his mothers perpetual plot at Ipswich Cemetery. It is fittingly a drizzly miserable English day, and after a few words from the three siblings I place Dad in his final resting place. I feel a mix of emotions, obviously sadness, but also pride that we have honoured his last wishes and managed to do so on a day that recognised mum and their 50+ year bond. It is lovely to be surrounded by our extended family at this moment, particularly my Dads 94 year old sister, Joan, who is incredibly stoic in the circumstances. We spend the rest of the afternoon over a long lunch at where else? The Coach and Hosreman Pub! We exchange stories and I am reminded of how immediately close I feel to blood relations, despite the physical distance that normally separates us!Read more

  • Day11

    Dublin - Woodbride - Day 12

    May 2, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Left our friends the Mallon's in Dublin and took the 1 hr flight to Stanstead where we picked up another car for the 1.5 hr trip to Woodbridge in Suffolk. After a bit of trouble we find our B&B which we are staying in with my brother David and wife Jenny and sister Ginny and partner Andrew. A quick pint at the Bell & Steel (one of my dad's favourites) and the Mariner and then back for a late dinner.Read more

  • Day1

    Fisrt day

    April 22, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    On the first day here we drove to our apartment in our fancy car (Mercedes-Benz) and had to go to the news agents to get our keys. We unpacked our bags and walked to a pizza place called "pizza express" which was really good. When we got home dad and I played a game of crib and I went to sleep for a good 11 hours. 😝😜😴💤💤💤

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