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Trip: England

There are [10] stories from my trip: England


Full on Festive Season

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [561]

After a three month stint in France, we headed back to the Isle of Wight for Christmas and New Year to restock the travelling slush fund. Coming from the evergreen Cote D'Azur, England looked decidedly bleak, if not a tad depressing as our train rolled ... Read more >

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Yorkshire to London

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [667]

“I’m not normally a gambling man, but I’m willing to put money on the fact that you’ve got shingles” the Doctor said as he examined Catherine’s persistent ‘stinging nettle rash’ Hmmm. That would go some way to explaining the why it has failed to disappear ... Read more >

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Wicked in Wigan

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | Views [977]

In our cute wee tinny car, we buzzed on up to Wigan from Swindon. It was our first encounter with the M6. Hopefully we'll never use that beast again! I'm extremely glad that it was James driving and not me. When we finally arrived at my cousin Paul's ... Read more >

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Harry Potter and the magic roundabout

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 29 Sep 2007 | Views [3730]

If you are a Kiwi travelling to the UK, it is seriously worth signing up to the NZ Historic Places trust before you go ( www.historic.org.nz ). For around $50 for a family membership it will get you into all the National Trust (NT) places (and some of ... Read more >

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Bubble domes and pasties

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | Views [2403]

Our two month stint as a dynamic catering duo finally came to an end and we said goodbye to the Isle of Wight... for now anyway. Our plan for the next fortnight before we flew out to France, was to catch up with all our relatives that are scattered across ... Read more >

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Visas de Long Sejour Type B

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | Views [1545] | Comments [1]

So we got them!!! Despite all the tubes being shut in London, despite having to leave the house at 6.45am, despite having to queue up on the cold windy streets of London for two hours, we got the damn visas! Yay for us! We are completely stoked. After ... Read more >

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Home Sweet Home

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | Views [1197]

So we've finally chosen a place to live in Cannes! I've put a wee pic of the kitchen, and you can see other ones at http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/france/fr2406.htm It's so cute! Took a long time to decide against saving a bit more money and living ... Read more >

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Gallery: England

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Living the High Life on the Isle of Wight

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | Views [1112]

After a month the novelty of working in surroundings that are straight out of Pride and Prejudice, where money is no issue, has not worn off. Stuff is always happening and things are always changing. Now we don't even bat an eyelid when, as we are dishing ... Read more >

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Groovy baby yeah!

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | Views [723] | Comments [1]

First time in England for me - very exciting. Stayed with James' aunt, uncle and cousins. It was so wonderful having hot showers, clean rooms, free internet and healthy food!!!! Not to mention good company. His aunt Lou was fantastic at telling us places ... Read more >

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