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23 August, Saturday (plus addition, second para.)

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Today we were off to the Great Homer Street market - a huge affair in Liverpool. After we had our fill we went down to the Pierhead to buy our tickets for a cruise on the Mersey. Prior to the cruise, we had a look at an art exhibition in the Liver Building ... Read more >

Gallery: Last day in Liverpool

Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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22 August, Friday

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This morning we started off with a visit to Costco, a huge wholesale shop that sells just about everything. It is American in origin and, although primarily for businesses, it is possible for individuals to buy a card which enables them to purchase the ... Read more >

21 August, Thursday

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We set off early this morning to drive down to Cheltenham (about two hour's away) to visit Dot's daughter Julie. The drive wasn't too bad, especially as the weather seemed to improve with every mile!! Chantelle, Julie's daughter, was awaiting the results ... Read more >

20 August, Wednesday

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One of Allan and Dot's favourite hobbies is buying and selling at markets and car boot sales and Allan has an arrangement with his employer not to work on Wednesdays, when he runs his stall in Widnes Market. Today, we went with Dot to see the stall in ... Read more >

Gallery: Widnes-Liverpool

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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17-19 August, Sunday to Tuesday

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We weren't able to go to church on Sunday morning as Ron had some sort of tummy bug. Thankfully he felt better in the afternoon so we went with Allan and Dot to Blackpool, a holiday town on the north-west coast. Sadly, with the advent of cheap airfares, ... Read more >

15/16 August, Friday & Saturday

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On Friday, after a leisurely morning with Dot, we set off for the Wirral in Cheshire, to visit our dear friend Chris. We had seen her a while back but as it was too soon to say farewell, we returned for an overnight stay. On the way to Chris's, we had ... Read more >

Gallery: Wirral

Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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13/14 August, Wednesday & Thursday

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Off to visit Marjorie and Winston today, after lunch. Marjorie and I have been friends for over 40 years and I met her a couple of weeks ago with other friends, for lunch in Liverpool; however, we hadn't seen Winston since 1971 so were looking forward ... Read more >

Gallery: Paris - Day 3

Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Paris - Day 2

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Gallery: Paris - Day 1

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Gallery: Hereford-Ludlow

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8 August Friday

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What a day! It started with some great news for Sam – she has accepted a position with one of the A1 race teams, based at Silverstone, starting on Monday! Her job will be Team Secretary/Co-ordinator and she will be travelling with the team to all the ... Read more >

7 August, Thursday

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We decided to have a foray into South Wales today so, after having breakfast, we set off for Hay-on-Wye, only a short drive from where Rob and Laura live and just over the English/Welsh border. Unfortunately, Rob and Laura had to work so it was just ... Read more >

Gallery: Hay-on-Wye/Hereford

Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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6 August, Wednesday

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Today Ron, Sam and I headed off to Hereford for a couple of days with Rob and Laura. On the way we called in for a last look around Stratford-upon-Avon and Anne Hathaway's cottage - actually, rumour has it that her house was not the one shown to tourists, ... Read more >

Gallery: Stratford/Worcester

Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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5 August, Tuesday

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No photos today because it was pouring with rain (wish we could send it all to NSW!). Ron and I went with Sam to Silverstone Race Track, near Northampton. What a wonderful complex it is - we can't understand why Bernie Ecclestone has deemed it unsuitable ... Read more >

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