Archive | March, 2017

Wonderful Wiltshire

Day 44 March 30th to 31st 2017 Wiltshire PHOTOS OF OUR DAY Woke up late in our comfortable bed feeling guilty we had ousted the usual inhabitant of our room. After a warm greeting from the gorgeous dogs and a quick brekky we set off with Martin and Linda and said gorgeous dogs for a […]

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Question: How many degrees were there in Cambridge today?

Day 42 March 28th 2017 Cambridge PHOTOS OF OUR DAY Off to Cambridge today, unfortunately Holly couldn’t join us as she had to work. Hopped on the train going through every station known to personkind but at £9 (normal £24) a ticket who cares? Train tip for the UK use The TrainLine  After leaving our bags […]

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Watery Words and Up the Revolution!

Day 41 March 27th 2017 London Met up with Holly and headed to King’s Cross to visit the book barge-Word on the Water. There was much delicious browsing through a great selection of books inside the cabin and out in the sunlight with much putting back, and taking out. Adhering to the carry-one-book-only rule, some purchases […]

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On your bike Boris!

Day 40 March 26th 2017 Holly arrived early and we hired “Boris Bikes” named after that famous Brexit plonker.These bikes were planned by others before but were put in place when he was Mayor. Once we worked out how to hire them we peddled off through Victoria Park along the Regent canal with its narrow […]

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Royal Albert Hall Revisited

Day 39  March 25th 2017 London Photos of Our Day Our day began with a tour of the Royal Albert Hall organised by Martin an old and dear friend of Chris’s and one whom Mel had not yet met.  Chris and Martin had seen Eric Clapton at Royal Albert Hall in the nineties – memories […]

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The Streets of London

Day 35 – 38 November 21st to 24th 2017 –  London A great selection of explore London books are scattered around our little AirBnB apartment and in one  Time Out “London Walks”  we found a local walk described as ‘Rags to Riches’ wending through the East End. On a fine sunny day we began the […]

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Mother and Child Reunion-Bethnal Green

  Day 33 and Day 34 19th and 20th March 2017 Leaving Russia Arriving UK Packed up our Moscow apartment(sounds so cool) put up the bed for the last time and shuttled by Sergey out to the airport. British Airways comfortable and staff pleasant (strange accents :-).Time to reflect on Russia-so glad to have had […]

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No Cars in This Garage! Moscow

Day 32 – 18th March 2017  – Garage Contemporary Art Museum PHOTOS OF OUR DAY We had promised ourselves slow travel yet here we are irresistibly running across Russia fitting in everything we possible can. Today on our last full day in Moscow we again found ourselves fitting in all we could. This included The […]

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Everything is Bigger in Moscow!

Day 30 – 16th March 2017 Moscow PHOTOS OF OUR DAY Moscow above ground today – and by car! Polina came and picked us up at 10 am for our drive around Moscow with three main destinations. Traffic is slow everywhere so while 3 destinations may not sound like much – it takes most of […]

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Is Moscow as good as St Petersburg?

Day 29  – 15 March 2017 – St Petersburg to Moscow PHOTOS OF OUR DAY A little shock to the system – up at 5am and off to the station to catch the Sapsan fast train to Moscow. It looks like it rained last night and the city is very quiet as we travel the grey […]

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