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Outdoor museums and indoor comedians

Saturday, 28 Aug 2010 | Views [425]

I had just over a week to kill before my next stint working and so decided to head north to Scotland while the weather was still relatively good (i.e. not snowing). Three days of rain in London before heading up did not bode well though.... Read more >

Tags: beamish outdoor museum, comedian, edinburgh, fringe festival, newcastle


Photos: The Big Chill

Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

Rocking out at a music festival in Hereford
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The Big Chill

Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | Views [335]

Back in sunny old England we arrived at the camping site of the Big Chill Festival near Great Malvern in Herefordshire. We joined a long line of vans waiting to enter the site, and despite paying a hefty camping fee were directed to a site on a hill ... Read more >

Tags: great malvern, herefordshire, music festival, the big chill


Photos: First Wales visit

Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

Exploring the West Coast of Wales
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First weekend in Wales

Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | Views [469]

I was invited to join a couple of Kiwi friends on a trip down the west coast of Wales and then to a music festival in Herefordshire, and jumped at the opportunity to see more of the UK. After an expensive train trip they picked me up in Wolverhampton ... Read more >

Tags: camping, police, wales


Photos: Jackets in Jersey2

Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | Photo Gallery

More walks and visiting France
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Photos: Jackets in Jersey

Saturday, 24 Jul 2010 | Photo Gallery

A week off in Jersey Island, with a side trip to France
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Jackets in Jersey

Saturday, 24 Jul 2010 | Views [312]

A week to kill and a friend who came from Jersey Island, a little island much like my home island of Wiaheke, was too much of an opportunity to pass up. So in July I joined her for a trip to the island of Jersey, slap bang in the channel between Britain ... Read more >

Tags: durrell zoo, france, gorilla, jersey island, st malmo


By the seaside

Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | Views [460]

Of course it can't be all fun and games over here. Although this is a travel journal I do occasionally have to do some work to fund further trips. Luckily this short vet is able to pick and choose from quite a few jobs around the country as people are ... Read more >

Tags: beach, brighton, surf


Photos: By the seaside

Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | Photo Gallery

Exploring Brighton in between emergency shifts at a night clinic.
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Photos: Lakes District & Scafell Pike

Sunday, 2 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

Climbing to the top of England's highest peak
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The Lakes District & Scafell Pike

Sunday, 2 May 2010 | Views [467]

A bank holiday of four glorious days off could not be wasted so I booked a flight to Newcastle & met Sally, a friend from vet school who was prepared to show me the sights in the Lakes District in Cumbria. After a much needed lunch of a scrummy ... Read more >

Tags: hadrians wall, hiking, lakes district, scafell pike, tramping


Photos: Walking around Windsor

Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery

Windsor castle & grounds
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A visit with the queen

Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 | Views [396]

On a rare sunny day off I headed over to Windsor to check out the castle and walk the loop track through the grounds. The castle's pretty impressive (as it should be, being the oldest & largest occupied castle in the world) though I can't say much ... Read more >

Tags: walks, windsor castle


Photos: The Cotswolds

Sunday, 4 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery

Exploring the village of Stow-on-the-Wold
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