Monthly Archives: February 2011


Ok so it seems I have to learn a new language too!  So will make notes as I go along.  Please feel free to make any corrections and/or useful additions (no rude or swear words please 🙂 ) Leigh. Tino … Continue reading

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Earthquake in South Island NZ

I’ve just woken up to the terrible news of the quake in Christchurch.  My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected and all their families and friends.

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Plans for arrival in New Zealand

Kay is very kindly picking me up from the airport in Auckland and taking me to her beautiful homestay in Cambridge for a few days.  Here are some Cambridge pics. Thank you Kay, you will now be scrabble Queen!

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Bells down under

Just thought I’d check out the rings of bells in those faraway places I’m planning to visit, keen bellringer that I am!  In Sydney alone, including the Cathedral of St Andrew’s, there are two 12s, a 10 and two 8s.   … Continue reading

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Message from Sydney

I received an email from Sydney this morning where Melinda and Dennis have very kindly invited me to stay.  I haven’t seen them for many years now since they were last in the UK and came to see me.  I … Continue reading

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Skyping with Oz

Kylie in Brisbane, well Warwick to be more exact, but Kylie in Oz, how magical is that “I should be so lucky, lucky, lucky!!   My Kylie isn’t a singer, well that is not exactly true.  She sings when she is … Continue reading

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Flights all booked!

Let the plans begin…. Flying to the other side of the world with Qantas in the autumn.  First stop Bangkok (11 hours in the air) spending three nights at the Belaire Princess Hotel, whoopee – rooftop pool.  Then fly to … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to to my travel blog.  This is probably my journey of a lifetime, as yet still not finalised but I plan to travel to Australia and New Zealand during the autumn, with stop offs yet to be decided.  I … Continue reading

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Skyping with NZ

First face to face conversation with Leigh in New Zealand… how amazing is that.  We have messaged through scrabble for a couple of years now and here is how it all began.  Just playing on line scrabble with random people, … Continue reading

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