United Kingdom

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  • Day131

    It was all things Beatles today. The Story of The Beatles, statues of The Beatles, and a revisit to The Cavern to listen to as many Beatles songs as you have time for....and of course "have a right old sing along" 😊

  • Day129

    This is a return to a favourite place for Al and me . We were in Windermere in 2014 and it is a good feeling when not too much has changed - particularly when it doesn't need changing. Visited some familiar places (Ambleside, Grasmere (the poet William Wordsworth lived here for 14 years and described it as "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found."), and Bowness) and some new ones, Keswick and Matterdale (Aira Force Falls) and some of the narrowest most winding roads ever made (our GPS insists on taking us on these). Raining but still beautiful.Read more

  • Day130

    Another revisit for Alan and me. We were in Liverpool also in 2014 and had a fabulous time so we were looking forward to seeing it again. We are staying at Queens Dock, not far from Albert Dock.
    We didn't realise that our arrival was coinciding with the big match between Manchester and Liverpool so the populaion of Liverpool tripled (or so it seemed). A walk down memory lane was a little crowded!
    The big game ended in a tie.
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  • Day121

    We're staying down on the water in the rejuvenated Docks atea. There are some beautiful buildings here as well as the home of the Beatles! Betty & Al went to The Cavern where the Beatles started performing and Bek & I went to Evensong at the new Metropolitan Cathedral.

  • Day19

    Travelled with detour via Cardiff to spend couple days in Bath.
    I have enjoyed it (and we have had nice weather), peeps are very friendly here

    And Ingrams and Meags will be happy to know... that yet to have any sweet dog walking ladies approach and face punch me 😃

  • Day56

    Oh London how I've missed your dreary overcast face.
    Success in navigating the tubes back to our homes.
    Sad to say goodbye to Ally. She's off on an Egypt tour in a few days, then back home.

    I can't believe it's almost my birthday. I haven't even had time to think about where we are in the year.

    There's a hurricane that is drawing up the Sahara sand making the sun appear as red. Amazing.

    So happy to be back in a familiar place with my own room for a bubble.Read more

  • Day58

    I am grateful that they make airports for dummies.
    I'm here super early. I'm in transit at the airport for a longer time than I'm actually flying to Frankfurt.

    I feel like I'm losing my spark. Which is just not good enough. I'm about to head to Germany, which was a dream come true back in NZ.
    I put it down to the lack of wine consumption lately.
    So it's time for an early lunch with a large glass of rose.
    It reminded me of an article I read a while ago about someone who had a ritual of having a glass of bubbles in every airport before a flight to celebrate the trip and life that is happening.
    I always know I'm hungry when I can't decide what to order. Wagamama is a great Japanese fusion restaurant and I wanted to order like 5 things.

    I feel like I haven't quite found what I'm looking for. (There's a song about that right?)
    Maybe I need some family time to get a bit of reality in my life. I did see some jobs listed that I think I'd love. One was a live in position at a country hotel in the Scottish highlands. It would be great to be able to become part of a community and get to know the locals.
    I even looked into the viability of coming home for Christmas but the flights back to the UK are too pricy that I'd be more out of pocket than paying for accommodation while looking for a job.

    You know what makes this trip easy? Is knowing my family are my biggest fans 😁 thanks for checking my blog.

    And I'm back!! it's amazing what some wine, food and shopping will do. And people say girls are complicated?

    And maybe this is an epiphany. Food and wine is life so I should get back involved in it.
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  • Day123

    Bleak wet day for our drive south to Cornwall. Morning stop at Weston-super-Mare, strange name for a town but a lovely seaside town south of Bristol. Amazingly they have a sand castle competition running all summer. Lunch at Port Isaac, a small fishing port on the west Cornwall coast (also the little town where Dr Martin is set and filmed)- I had a great lobster sandwich.

  • Day134

    We set off from Bath at 8am to get a good start to the day as we had plans to visit quite a few places on our way to Penzance today. Best laid plans as they say! Peak hour traffic, an accident and a GPS that insists on sending us on narrow one lane roads put us back by a couple of hours so we had to bypass Lynmouth, Lynton and Allerford. We had a breakfast stop at Weston-super-Mare, a lovely seaside town south west of Bristol, and got to see what remained of their Summer sand-sculptures. The town has a great pier too and quite a nice sandy beach and, although it was an overcast slightly wet visit, you could imagine what a nice holiday spot it would be in Summer. We then set course for the Doc Martin location, Port Isaac on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwal, which Alan and I were excited to see being fans of the TV show. It didn't disappoint. What a charming village! Final destination, Penzance, our home for three nights (two days). The drive to our door was down a very narrow but long street with barely enough room for one car but somehow Alan managed to miss all the parked cars. Mind you he had to drive half road half footpath to do it! Well done Al.Read more

  • Day16

    We are holed up (I don't use the term lightly) in a cabin out the back of a pub in a place that can't decide what to call itself.. we think it's Sandy Bay. Near Stranraer, anyway. The booking agent definitely slipped up on this one.
    Only feature would have to be the hotel food, stopped for dinner and breaky was very nice.

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