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23 July, Wednesday

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | Views [146]

Today we went into Widnes with Allan and Dot (When we were first married, we bought a house in Widnes). We visited the markets and also some shops, after which we had lunch before returning to Allan and Dot's home. In the afternoon, Ron and I drove ... Read more >


Gallery: Goodison Park/Woolton

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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22 July, Tuesday

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | Views [215]

Whilst Ron went to Southport to visit his old Primary School teacher, I caught the train into Liverpool to meet four college friends I hadn't seen for many years. I hadn't seen Maureen (who had flown over from Canada), Marjery or Margaret since 1963 ... Read more >


20 & 21 July, Sunday and Monday

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Sunday was spent clearing up the remnants of the party and seeing Julie, Chris and Chantelle off home to Cheltenham. Allan went to pick up Poppy, their Cavalier, who had been in kennels for two days. Later we went out for dinner to a local Chinese restaurant ... Read more >


19 July, Saturday

Sunday, 20 Jul 2008 | Views [187]

We left Sam's early and drove up to Allan and Dot's in St Helens. Arrived to find the kitchen and dining room awash with food preparation! Julie, Dot's daughter from Cheltenham, her partner Chris and her daughter Chantelle were already there and we all ... Read more >


Gallery: Allans Birthday

Saturday, 19 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Rugby

Saturday, 19 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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18 July, Friday

Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | Views [364]

Today it is 12 months since Sam arrived in England! We decided to go to Rugby today, to see where William Webb Ellis revolutionised the game of football (Soccer) and turned it into Rugby - well, in a manner of speaking! For those of you who aren't aware, ... Read more >


Gallery: Warwick 2

Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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17 July, Thursday

Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | Views [472] | Comments [1]

Happy Birthday Sam!! As Sam and Stacey stayed at a friend's house in Banbury last night, after their dinner with Aston-Martin colleagues, they arrived home in the morning, rather tired! After lunch, we again went to Warwick to have another explore.... Read more >


16 July, Wednesday

Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | Views [212]

Had a lay day today, to catch up with our washing! Sam and Stacey went to Solihull in the afternoon and Ron and I went into Warwick. I had an appointment to have my hair cut - first time in England since 1971! Not too bad, but a bit short. Afterwards ... Read more >


Gallery: Devon & Cornwall

Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery


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15 July, Tuesday

Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | Views [205]

This morning we finished off the packing and, around 11am we left to drive back to Sam's. Jean and Chris were going to do the rounds of the neighbours (to say goodbye). We took a leisurely route home, first stopping at Barnstaple to have a wander, then ... Read more >


14 July, Monday

Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | Views [158]

Bastille Day! Today we had to get stuck into the packing with a vengeance as Chris was returning with a truck. We went to the local supermarket first, to pick up the boxes and then spent a few hours wrapping and packing, sorting and stacking. Chris ... Read more >


13 July, Sunday

Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | Views [135]

Today was the Bideford Water Festival, which promised to be very inteesting. It starting with a blessing by a local Minister, and with everyone singing the hymn, Eternal Father, Strong to Save. Before that though, on the walk into town, we saw a quite ... Read more >


12 July, Saturday

Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | Views [254]

When Joan's house was being inspected by the purchasers, a wasp's nest was found in the roof. Apparently it had been gassed ages ago and was inert but the purchasers asked for it to be removed. Today a man came to remove it and it was an amazing size! ... Read more >


11 July, Friday

Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | Views [160]

Chris had to return to Crowthorne for work for a few days and so we decided to have an explore with Jean. We headed south to Cornwall, through more beautiful rolling hills and hedgerows filled with purple foxgloves and other lovely wildflowers. Not ... Read more >


10 July, Thursday

Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | Views [171]

Ron, Sam and I set off for Devon around 10am on another dreary day! Jean and Chris were clearing out his mother's house in Bideford (she had died recently) and we went down to help with the heavy stuff, as well as to have a few days break visiting Devon ... Read more >


9 July, Wednesday

Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | Views [178]

Well - once again it poured down, so we didn't go to the Cotswolds after all! Instead, we stayed in Leamington Spa where Ron had his first English haircut since we emigrated to Australia and I had my eyebrows and eyelashes tinted. Boring, but better ... Read more >


8 July, Tuesday

Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | Views [172]

We drove to Leamington station to catch the train to Birmingham at 8.40am - as there were three of us in the car, we did not have to pay for parking, which was good. The journey took about 40 minutes and was very pleasant. NSW could learn something from ... Read more >


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