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United Kingdom

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  • Day1

    Bexhill to Paris by dfds (€25) and Flixbus (€11).
    Bye bye White Cliffs of ... ... ... Newhaven.
    First restaurant when I got off the bus in Port Maillot: Le MacD. Entered food court: Marks and Sparks food store - next to Hatchet and Shark sailing. I walked up to the Arc de T: Triumph bikes, Belkin, etc
    Ce bien Le look Anglais ici.

  • Day1

    Return to base camp (in-laws) until moving on to Europe via christening in Buckingham!
    Good weather seems to be following us around :)
    After a brilliant weekend in Manchester, relaxing and repacking!
    tried out the bike rack today, taking the bikes to the Tamar Trails - which I would really recommend to anyone who likes cycling/running/walking. showed me how unfit I currently am tho with some steep ascents...Read more

  • Day4

    Woke up to a BIG change in the Weather! 6 degrees and snowing!!! Bloody freezing, but we brave the elements for a walk around town ! Even the locals are commenting on the cold so you can imagine how we felt! Only one thing for it, jump in the Merc and head for Talisker Distillery, an hour tour and a warming Dram. Followed this with lunch at the Oyster Farm, beautiful fresh seafood and a snowball fight with Georgia! We decide on a drive around the rugged top end, snow is thick now, the whole place has gone white and the mountains look amazing! An eventful drive with many a wrong way, close call on single lane roads, and dodging of lambing ewes! We visit some 800 year old castle, but were put off going in by the jaded Ol biddy in the gift shop! Trekked further on, took some pics of the Black Huts, visited the Skye Brewery for a pint of Black and froze our arses off taking Pics on the coast! Back to Portree that is now looking like some winter wonderland out of a fairytale, all coloured cottages and snow laden surrounds. The pub offers warming solace in the form of a coal fire, a hot pie, whiskey and a local acoustic duo! A fitting end to a perfect Scottish day!Read more

  • Day5

    Sad to leave Isle of Skye, it was short but fun! A big drive ahead and after attempting Smoked Kippers for breakfast we hit the road for Eilean Donan castle. This furnished castle was originally built in 300 AD ! It went through many changes before ending up in the hands of Clan Macrae, whose final refurbishment finished in the 1930's. It was great to see a castle looking how it might have centuries earlier, and it felt surprisingly cosy despite the exposed location. We then took a two hour windy road back down from the Highlands through more snow, feral goats and passed many sheep and the odd Highland Coow! A quick pit stop at Dalwhinnie Distillery and finally into Pitlochry a lovely traditional Scottish Village! Our accomodation for the night is in a somewhat grand old Scottish house! We had half an hour to get to Edradour our last Whisky Stop. A quick stroll down the main street and our day is done. Well almost just had to get our butts whipped by Georgia at Crib, then we all crawled off to bed!Read more

  • Day4

    Basically the queens a rockstar.

    Today I had a pretty chill morning, I took my time to get ready and just hang around. I then ventured off with a goal in mind to final see Buckingham Palace!

    The walk was kind of long and a bit confusing to get down to Buckingham. I knew the general direction but really relied on street maps and signage to get me there. There's construction everywhere in London and its rarely ever a straight road.

    A few wrong turns later I was spat out right into the back of Buckingham with tourists everywhere, lines, busses, and a mix of language.

    I had unknowingly stumbled across some event that's was happening at that time of day! Trapped in the middle of the crowed I heard the changing of the guard and band playing. Didn't really get much of a view. It really reminded me of a mosh pit that I was trapped in the middle of!

    After this first 'movement' the band came out the gates and marched off into the park. I don't really know where they went and they didn't come back out? But it was cool none the less. Then the cavalry came out. This was probably my favourite. Somehow all riding in unison and dressed to impress it was pretty cool.

    I then returned to grab my stuff after stoping in pret a manage (is that right?) I finally just had to go in and check it out. Decent.

    I made my way to meet other girls from my tour and I was so glad I had a backpack marking my way through the tube stations.

    After meeting up with the girls getting some food and a sim (finally!) we made our way to the pub to meet up with some people on ur tour. It was pretty cool to meet people who I'd seen or spoken to online. After our meeting we went out to explore and by explore I mean find the nearest maccas.

    Once the sun went down it was cold fast. Sadly its the last night in a real bed for a while. Hellllloo camping.
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  • Day6

    Well it had to happen! Things were going too well to last. After a lovely morning, with a 2 hour stroll around the Pitlochry township and surrounds, we packed the car to leave for Carlisle. Popping my phone and glasses on the car to remove my jacket and scarf for the drive, I decided to tidy up the the back seat. Of course in doing so I completely forgot I'd left two of the most crucial items of my trip on the roof. Long story short drove off and three hours later pull into a service stop for a rest. FML is allI could say! So now for the next 25 days I am partially blind and at the mercy of Janes Phone! Solution some dodgy Boots Glasses and relegation to the IPad!
    Oh well just hope my phone isn't hacked ! Carlisle looks nice but is just a pitstop really. So this post is of not much interest and I'm sure will be cause of much mirth in the future, but for now I'm just plain Pissed Off!
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  • Day8

    Still seething about lost phone and glasses. Left Carlisle after we couldn't get the shower to work in B&B! So seething and stinky head down to Hadrian's wall for a look at what the Romans are up to! Well - it's a wall and its old! The countryside was nice, but you can imagine Georgia was absolutely enthralled! Leaving Hadrian in our dust we take a detour into the Lakes District anda lovely town called Kendall, all cobblestone alleyways winding up down and around the town! The countryside is a hilly patchwork of super green pastures crisscrossed with waist high rock walls. For some reason it reminds me of Wallace & Grommet! Back on the main highway we make a dash for North Wales via Chester. I make a phone call to the local Scottish constabulary, but no-one has handed in my phone! We arrive late afternoon in Conwy, which is a walled town dwarfed by its impressive castle! This is not far from Colwyn Bay where we lived 18 Years ago! We had a look at the old house which doesn't look much different!Our accommodation for the next three nights is a cosy Terrace House just outside the castle walls. Dinner at the local and a few games of pool with Georgia! Back home for a game of Cluedo under duress! - I hate that game - too much thinking and I am way too tired to think!Early bed!Read more

  • Day9

    Up early and take a fantastic walk around the top of the Town walls! Some outstanding views. We head in to town for lunch for Crepes and I have a toasted baguette with bacon,Brie and cranberries a surprisingly delicious combination. Here we part ways. I go to golf with a couple of my old cricketing mates, and Jane and Georgia head out shopping and exploring for the day. Golf looks decidedly dodgy on arrival with a nagging drizzle threatening to ruin the day. After two holes though the rain has lifted and we can begin to enjoy this beautiful links course. Unfortunately my golf is a little erratic, and the gauze rough is unforgiving. a few lost balls interspersed with the odd par and one birdy, but I am well and truly beaten by my welsh mates! Curry from our local Indian, where we also have a good chat with a friendly young couple from South Wales! Jane and Georgia have taken lots of pictures of significant places from our past. It would seem they have a had a good girls day out together!Read more

  • Day25

    Heute beteiligte ich mich wieder einmal an einer "ausserschulischen Aktivität". Dieses mal besuchten wir den "Mercato Metropolitano". Er ist nahe der U-Bahn Station "Elephant and Castle".
    Hier handelt es sich um einen foodmarket. Viele verschiedene Spezialitäten aus verschiedenen Ländern. Auch Eigenkreationen waren dabei. Ich versuchte einen "pulled chicken burger" und ein "Raclette" 😋
    Mann, war ich danach vollgefressen 🙄

    Für jeden der London besucht, sollte hier vorbeischauen. Es ist eine sehr gemütliche Atmosphäre und es gibt viel zu entdecken 😃
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