Mons via London – An Odyssey

May 07, 14 Mons via London – An Odyssey

Posted by in London & Mons 2014, Travel

In this centenary year of the start of The Great War we’re off to view the battlefield of Mons where the BEF first engaged the Imperial German Armies of the Kaiser on 23rd August 1914. A place that my Great Grandfather, Lance Corporal Francis Fleming of the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, would have known only too well. At the...

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Cromwell Country

Jun 07, 12 Cromwell Country

Posted by in Cambridgeshire 2012, Travel

The area around Cambridge can definitely be described as “Cromwell Country”. His influence and memory can be seen everywhere. Accordingly we immersed ourselves in exploring his historical legacy today by visiting his house in Ely. It was great to walk through the house where this great man lived, worked and planned the...

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Jun 02, 12 Jubileeee!

Posted by in Cambridgeshire 2012, Travel

We’ve arrived in Grafham near Cambridge to spend a week in the bucolic splendor of Cambridgeshire. We’ve got a magnificent cottage right in the heart of the countryside. Determined to celebrate the diamond jubilee in splendor we’ve decorated the cottage to be resplendent in the Guernsey and Union...

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Homeward bound – touchdown

Mar 26, 12 Homeward bound – touchdown

Posted by in Singapore-Sydney-Norfolk 2012, Travel

After a round trip of 24,502 miles we find ourselves back in Guernsey. We’ve nearly travelled the entire circumference of the globe in 2 weeks (Earth’s circumference is 24,859 miles) ! 😀 We’ve had a great trip, seen some great things and met up with the family again in Norfolk Island which was soooo good ! Leg...

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Oct 12, 11 Graduation!

Posted by in Cambridge 2011, Miscellaneous, Travel

The family’s all here in Cambridge to celebrate Julie’s Graduation!

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A Festival in a Day

Sep 12, 11 A Festival in a Day

Posted by in Miscellaneous

We’ve been in London this weekend to attend Radio 2’s ‘A Festival in a day’ in Hyde Park … We met up with Julie and stayed in a serviced apartment near Hyde Park. From there we proceeded to ‘do London’ .… Madame Tussauds, the West End show ‘The Lion King’ and finishing off with Radio...

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Au Revoir again …

Jun 05, 11 Au Revoir again …

Posted by in Cambridge 2011, Travel

Time to leave Cambridge again (for now). We’ve all had a great time. We stayed in a CityStay apartment very close to Julies digs. It was a very swanky modern apartment … I think that we’ll be using this type of accommodation...

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The Exhibition

Jun 04, 11 The Exhibition

Posted by in Cambridge 2011, Travel

Today we went to the Anglian Ruskin Degree Show to see the students final year exhibits. We met up with Julie’s friend Karen who’d traveled up from London to see the exhibition. We were also joined by some of Julie’s Cambridge friends Gavin, Annie, Richard and Dee. After lunch the whole posse headed off to the...

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Feeding the fishes …

Jun 03, 11 Feeding the fishes …

Posted by in Cambridge 2011, Travel

“Feeding the fishes” … No we’ve not tangled with the Cambridge Mafia … but the girls have been to an ‘alternative’ beauty therapy where you immerse your feet into a tank of water for 15 minutes and let Garra rufa fish nibble away all the hard skin. I’m sure Annelies is now a centimeter shorter !...

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Onward to the Provence …

Sep 03, 10

Today we left our Cornish chalet a day early so that we can travel on to “La Belle Provence” from Southampton airport tomorrow. Again our trusty guide Jane directed us unerringly the 192 miles to our overnight hotel. However not before I put in a slight diversion to Charmouth beach on the Dorset coast when I realised we...

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