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Gallery: Back at Rory's house and the last days in the UK

Friday, 15 Sep 2006 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Last days with Pam and Cathy in Chalfont St. Giles

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Guest Author: William Peake - Will's Story

Friday, 15 Sep 2006 | Views [2218]

  My Autobiograghy              Hi. My name is William Robert Peake, but I like to be called Will or Peakey. I live in Twyning, which is near Tewkesbury! Yay!        I have just changed schools this year, from Twyning School to Pates ... Read more >

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August 31

Friday, 15 Sep 2006 | Views [813]

August 31-September 1 Thursday and Friday We thought we had everything planned out to leave for the airport.  Tickets and departure times were checked and double checked.  Rory was kind enough to drive us the couple hours all the way to the airport ... Read more >

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August 30

Friday, 15 Sep 2006 | Views [454]

August 30 - Wednesday Poole and Portland Rory was feeling a whole lot better this morning and suggested we go down to his family's chalet d on the coast.  Jon and I had heard a lot about this place and were excited not only that Rory was feeling better ... Read more >

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August 24-29

Friday, 15 Sep 2006 | Views [834]

August 24-29 Friday - Tuesday Poole Rory's house Catherine was kind enough to take us to Slough to catch a train to Poole where we would be staying with Rory until we left for Thailand.  It's been a wonderfully relaxing, laid back last few days.  ... Read more >

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August 22-23

Friday, 15 Sep 2006 | Views [795]

August 22-23 Chalfont St. Giles and Wendover Catherine was kind enough to take us sightseeing at Windsor Castle.  We went all over the castle except actually into the castle itself.  Both Jon and Catherine had been in before and I didn't feel like spending ... Read more >

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August 21

Friday, 15 Sep 2006 | Views [1613]

August 21 - Monday Twynings to Chalfont St. Giles via Stratford-upon-Avon We were up and packing and repacking trying to get things organized and consolidated as much as possible.  We had gotten things down to the backpack, two and a half small bags, ... Read more >

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August 20

Friday, 15 Sep 2006 | Views [1459]

August 20 - Sunday Twyning It was a working day today.  We woke up to a gray overcast day there was no rain in the morning so we went for a jog along the river.  We went through flat pastures with sheep grazing.  The sheep weren't quite sure what to ... Read more >

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August 18

Friday, 15 Sep 2006 | Views [537]

August 18 Friday Twyning We didn't get downstairs to breakfast until around 0930-ish.  Jon had made us a couple of big bowls of porridge.  We were meeting the boys and going to Ledbury and the Malvern Hills.  I had done a little homework the night ... Read more >

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August 16

Friday, 15 Sep 2006 | Views [757]

August 16 - Wednesday Our alarm went off at 0715.  We were determined to get the most out of our ฃ54. "Let's get up and pig out" - J Not really sure what a proper Scottish breakfast included we got dressed and went to the dining room.  It ... Read more >

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August

Friday, 15 Sep 2006 | Views [849]

August 15 - Tuesday St. Monans to Glasgow We were out of camp by 0730 and had about 20 miles to get to Kirkcaldy to catch the train to Glasgow.  It was overcast and slightly chilly.  The terrain had some rolling hills.  Jon and I had a talk and he said ... Read more >

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August 14th

Sunday, 27 Aug 2006 | Views [509]

August 14 - Monday St. Monans I woke up completely under the covers of the sleeping back - I thought it was still dark outside but when I turned over and was blinded by the bright sun I realized that I was camping again. Where was this sun yesterday?! ... Read more >

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August 13th

Sunday, 27 Aug 2006 | Views [350]

August 13 - Sunday "It's after 0800" - J And we had to be out by 1000. Why did I feel so tired? I went to bed at the usual time if not earlier. I rolled out of bed and into the shower. That perked me up and when I came out Jon was watching ... Read more >

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August 12th

Sunday, 27 Aug 2006 | Views [510] | Comments [1]

August 12 - Saturday St. Andrews We decided to stay another day - just couldn't bring ourselves to get up and pack our bags and bikes. We agreed that there was laundry to do, journals and emails to write and general meandering around town to accomplish ... Read more >

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August 11th

Sunday, 27 Aug 2006 | Views [615]

August 11 - Friday Funny how all dorms seem the same. Same type of furniture, same smell. It was nice to have the kitchen and eat off of real plates, bowls, and glasses. It was also nice to use a spoon and a knife and not have to use the handle of ... Read more >

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August 8th

Sunday, 27 Aug 2006 | Views [663]

August 8 - Tuesday When we woke up there were clouds in the sky but it didn't look like rain - at least not immediately.  You could see the gray clouds coming in off the coast.  I went to the laundry room to get some our clothes that were hung up to ... Read more >

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August 7th

Sunday, 27 Aug 2006 | Views [694]

August 7 - Monday I am staring at the grill of an old rusted unused/unusealble tractor.  It's drizzling, and a rooster is walking around outside our tent.  We decided to stop in Harlech for the night hoping to find some place to do our laundry which ... Read more >

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August 5th

Sunday, 27 Aug 2006 | Views [560]

August 5 - Saturday We were at CAT at 0930 and were at the front doors to the information center to pick up our free audio guide before they even opened.  The weather was overcast but no rain - yet.  With our guides we slowly walked from station to ... Read more >

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August 4th

Sunday, 27 Aug 2006 | Views [637]

August 4 -  Friday We were up and packed without incident.  We weren't in a big hurry knowing we had less than 30 miles to go but we did know that it would be pretty hilly before we got to the valley and to the town near CAT called Machynllyth.  It ... Read more >

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August 3rd

Sunday, 27 Aug 2006 | Views [350]

August 3 - Thursday Telford to somewhere just past Cyfronydd The Welsh language is interesting.  Lots of consonants not many vowels.  We  passed through a small village where the name (which I've completely forgotten) had no vowels in it what so ever.... Read more >

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August 2nd

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2006 | Views [673] | Comments [1]

August 2 - Tuesday Wolverhampton to Telford We were up early and then decided to take a little nap before leaving. I had my little cup of instant coffee - sadly, this is what my caffeine source has come to. Everything in the UK is expensive - everything ... Read more >

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August 1st

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2006 | Views [521]

August 1 - Monday Chalfont St. Giles to Wolverhampton I was feeling a little bit better but still taking the Tamiflu and herbal throat rinses that Pam made for me with improving results. We decided to leave for Wales and just take our time getting ... Read more >

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July 31st

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2006 | Views [382]

July 31 Sunday Chalfont St. Giles I don't feel good. I woke up with a bad sore throat and now I'm congested. I took some Tamiflu that was prescribed to us from the travel clinic back home in case we were to catch the Bird Flu. I don't think this ... Read more >

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July 29th and 30th

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2006 | Views [260]

July 29-30 Friday-Saturday Chalfont St. Giles We walked from the bus station with all our bags to Pam's house about 3 miles away and arrived in the early evening. We had dropped Mary off at the bus station mere seconds before the next train to Heathrow ... Read more >

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