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  • Day152

    Day 152: Back to London

    July 17, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Back down to London, as we take a bit of time off and prepare for the next legs of our journey! We left our flat at around 10am, walked up the road to the bus stop and caught a bus into the centre of Manchester (all of our luggage in tow). Got there just in time for the enormous station to be evacuated, then five minutes later to be told it was a false alarm!

    We had plenty of time before the train so we had an early lunch - I decided to Eat Fresh while Shandos had some sushi, and we just sat on a bench inside the station. Our train left exactly on time at 12:30, and chuntered fairly quickly down the length of the country. Very familiar sights by now, mostly flat, neat fields, small scattered herds, motorways and settlements everywhere.

    Arrived at London Euston at 2:41pm right on schedule, where we caught a Tube to Vauxhall, then an Overground service out to Twickenham where our house-sit is located. It's a long way west of the city, about half-way to Heathrow, or 30 minutes on the train.

    Our house-sitter Dominnique picked us up from the station in her BMW; she seems quite wealthy and confident. She's a businesswoman originally from South Africa and she was heading to Croatia for a week for some meetings. She talked a mile a minute, but was gone very quickly as she had a plane to catch.

    We introduced Schnitzel and Bailey, the cocker spaniel we're looking after for the week, and they seemed OK together. The house is quite compact (a 2-bed terrace), but definitely enough space for us. We got settled and then headed out with the dogs.

    Twickenham is a pretty upmarket area, with a nice high-street and the Thames lazily rolling past on its way up to Oxford. We walked along the river and stopped at a nice pub called the White Swan where we had a couple of ciders each. Nice to know I didn't have to drive!!

    The pub is also home to a rowing club and thus a small "beach", where Bailey promptly jumped into the river. Apparently he loves to do this, though he didn't appreciate the wash when we got home!

    Settled in for the evening watching Netflix and catching up on internet!
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  • Day153

    Day 153: Working

    July 18, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Knuckled down today and got all of my work done! Finally caught up with videos that needed editing - I had to finish some from Ireland and England, as well as the one from Westminster Abbey. I'd been putting that one off because I wasn't able to film inside Westminster Abbey and would need to source non-copyright images from official channels, but it was easier than I thought and the end result was quite good (I think!).

    Also finally finished my "About Me" video which has been a work-in-progress since about week 2 of the journey. It's just so different from my other videos, I really need to be in the right frame of mind to work on it.

    Happy with the amount that I'd gotten done, and ended up watching Netflix until quite late in the evening. Also took the dogs for a walk during the day.
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  • Day154

    Day 154: Relaxing

    July 19, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Not much happening today at all. Went to Tesco's to buy more supplies (our lunches are their 3 pound meal deals of sandwich/snack/drink, and our dinners are often their pre-prepared chilled meals which are cheap and tasty).

    Took the dogs for a walk. Did a bit of research for Netherlands and Belgium coming up. Played a bunch of Diablo 3 which has a new expansion, whoops. Watched some Netflix. Good fun.
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  • Day155

    Day 155: See Yesterday's Entry

    July 20, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Basically copy and paste that for today. More gaming, a bit of work. Eating, walking the dogs, relaxing. Listening to podcasts. Big thunderstorm overnight, so we broke the rules and let Schnitzel sleep in the bed since he was quite unsettled.Read more

  • Day155

    Day 156: And Again

    July 20, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Same as yesterday, minus the thunderstorm. Only different today was some visitors!

    In the evening we met up with my old flatmate James and his wife Anna. We'd last seen them the night before leaving London two months ago, which seems almost hard to believe! Went back to the White Swan with them and enjoyed a nice dinner sitting out in the sunshine and having a few drinks. The weather has been very up and down all week - sometimes it's sunny, sometimes it buckets rain, sometimes warm, sometimes cold. England in a nutshell really, but it was nice to have at least one warm evening!Read more

  • Day156

    Day 157: Day Alone

    July 21, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    More relaxing, Netflix, gaming and dog walking today. Today's difference was that Shandos went into London on her own, where she visted the V&A and the Saatchi galleries. I wasn't super interested so decided to stay home and mind the dogs.Read more

  • Day3

    Twickenham Stadium guided Tour

    October 29, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    The Home of Rugby

    - der englische Rugby Verband hat hier seinen Sitz. Rugbyregeln wurden erstmals in der Schule des Ortes Rugby aufgeschrieben (1845) und daher versteht sich Rugby als die Muttersportart aller Fussball-/Football- Arten. Die ältesten Fussballregeln stammen aus 1863. wobei das bis dahin erlaubte Handspiel erst 1870 per Regeländerung abgeschafft wurde

    Ein Sprichwort in Großbritannien lautet: Football is a gentleman’s game played by ruffians and rugby is a ruffian’s game played by gentlemen („Fußball ist eine von Raufbolden gespielte Gentleman-Sportart und Rugby ist eine von Gentlemen gespielte Raufbold-Sportart“).[1]

    Eine geführte Stadiontour mit einem Führer mit Stolz und Herzblut, der für Rugby lebt.
    Ein tolles Stadion, aber leer und etwas kompliziert zu erreichen, die letzten Miles nur mit dem Bus, zumindest aus unserer Richtung.
    Wenn da mal 80.000 drin sind....und wieder weg wollen....

    Kategorie "leeres" Stadion, sehr interessant!
    Man sollte es gesehen haben!
    Das National-Rugby-Museum ist auch im Stadion integriert und einen Besuch wert!

    siehe Stadion
    siehe Rugby
    siehe Rugby-School
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  • Day2

    Twickenham Stadium

    March 11, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Out to Twickenham for the England vs Scotland 6 Nations Clash. In the lead up to the game there was a lot of hype around how good it was going to be, England going for a record-equalling 18th straight win, but failing to start strongly so far in the 6 Nations and Scotland having had a very good campaign having beaten Ireland and Wales.

    Unfortunately for Scotland, England got their act together and pulled together a very impressive 80 min performance. The final score was 61-21, with Man of the Match winner Jonathan Joseph scoring three tries and Quins Danny Care scoring two in his 20 min on the pitch. England securing a bonus point win, the Calcutta Cup and the 6 Nations. I fortunately have England in the work sweep so yay for me!

    After the game we had another beer in the fan zone, which is a glorified beer garden that's open before, during and after the game that has bars, street food, big screens with other games on and a live band. Everyone is getting into the spirit of it, dancing, singing and basically having a good time.

    Afterwards we walked back to Richmond where we went to Pizzeria Rustica and had since delicious pizza and wine before heading home to bed.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Twickenham, تويكنهام, Твікэнэм, تویینکهام, ट्विकनहम, トゥイッケナム, 트위크넘, Туикенем, Твікенем

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