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Jul 15, 2012 - Going to the Fair and through a Ford

Sunday, July 15, 2012 We walked from our cottage over to Stoke College grounds which is right next door to catch the bus to ride to the Craft Fair at Clare Priory. It was a very nice craft fair with a wide variety of crafts. Lots of jewelry, handmade paper things, knitwear and sewn things, wooden things and iron wear, photography, original artwork, glasswork. There was food available, but there didn't seem to be anyplace to sit down to eat or a lot of entertainment. The priory was founded in 1248, the oldest Augustinian house in England,...

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Jul 14, 2012 - Meeting Roland Page in Ipswich

Saturday, July 14, 2012 Had a very nice day. Drove to Ipswich to visit with Mike's Uncle Roland Page. Roland is the youngest brother of Mike's mother, Florie. We met him at his flat at noon and visited with him there for awhile and then went out for lunch at The George in Hintlesham. Had a really lovely lunch - locally-made sausages, mash, fresh vegetables and Yorkshire pudding. Roland is really easy to talk to and pleasant to be with. After lunch he took us to the local Tesco to pick up some things we need and then showed us where Mike...

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Mar 5, 2012 - Mid-semester update!

So I feel like not much has gone on this semester due to the lack of travelling, but at the same time so much has gone on too! We've been keeping ourselves as occupied as possible through things such as...going to watch Step Sing! Which is a Samford tradition in that the undergraduates put on 6 minute themed singing and dancing productions which was really fun to watch. We also went to watch some Samford softball this weekend which is...glorified rounders. They just made it a little more serious by putting helmets and pads on. We also...

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Sweet Home Alabama!

Jan 29, 2012 - Reunited!

So with a lack of money this semester until I get my next loan in April/May we are trying to keep ourselves occupied! We've also lost the main person as a friend that took us out most weekends.. so it's hard to find things to do when you can't even leave campus, and with not enough money to travel..things are hard! But we are still having a lot of fun, especially as now we have our room mates back!!! YAY!!! Before they came back we decided to do some arts and craft and make them a melted crayon rainbow picture.. (photo attached!!) and a...

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Sweet Home Alabama!

Jan 21, 2012 - I'm back!!

Well actually I got back 2 weeks ago...but anyway! SO I haven't updated this blog in AGES. A lot, and not much, has happened all at the same time... I guess I should tell you all about my American Thanksgiving first! I stayed at Eddie's house for the week because they make you move out of halls and I had nowhere else to go! During the week I went to my first ever college basketball game! Eddie's brother was here from New York too, so with Eddie's mum and step dad, Ward, we all went to Tuscaloosa to watch the basketball game. It was really...

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Sweet Home Alabama!

Sep 7, 2007 - Gettin scared

Well guess this is mainly to test this thing out but argggg, gettin scared!!!! a week tomorrow and Kaz and me will be at the airport about to board the longest flight ever (well long enough for me... 11 hours something) to Thailand. Not really sure where we're heading, if we'll like it, or what the language is but.... we will be fine (Dad stop worrying) Bought my bag today, think i may topple over when i put it on! ohwell. Anyways, stop chattin Hannah. Next entrance, hopefully be there xx

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Apr 25, 2006 - London to Holland - Day 2

Cheerio from England!! This morning we took the tube up to London Bridge (hear the song - London bridge is falling down...etc...) but it was nothing to talk about -plain and boring. The Tower Bridge is the cool one (see Picture one from today!). From here we went to the Tower of London, which is a full out medieval castle museum in London, basically a huge city that is steeped with history and blood. Tortures, prisoners, the hanging of Queen Anne Boleyn, and so many other historical moments occurred in the grounds it is unbelievable! I also...

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Mar 7, 2006 - Kersey, Lavenham and other cute little towns

I was invited to stay with Ann and Albert. My best friends Aunt and Uncle in England. In the Country. I mean real country. Once again lanes for roads and a proper town, with a pub on one end and a church on the other! (right Carole?) It was so lovely to see Ann and Albert again. I was a little nervous at first, as it had been a while since I had seen them and to be honest I am 'just a friend of the family, not family`. (not to mean I don't consider them my family, b-c you know I do)... But within hours I felt a part of their family and very...

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Dec 26, 2005 - London

London was in full swing for Christmas by the time I returned from Scotland. The huge pine tree, that has been donated each year as a gift for England's assistance during WWII, had arrived from Norway and was proudly twinkling in Trafalgar Square in front of the National Gallery. Each night, as I walked home from work, I would hear different choirs braving the cold to sing carols under the tree. It was also during this time we had our team Christmas lunch and our work Christmas party. The work Christmas party was held at Cafe Royal and...

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Nov 15, 2005 - The end of the line

I am now back in the UK and using my paents place in Ipswich as a hotel (thanks mum and dad!). I have sort of finished my little gap year adventure. But.....I will probably do some travelling round the UK and Europe whilst I look for work. Keep tuned in for details.

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Jul 23, 2005 - Ipswich, England

My next stop was Ipswich, north east of London, where I stayed with my aunt and uncle, Peter and Ann, for a few days. I also met up with their three (adult) children, Andrew, Alison and Phillip and their respective families. Meeting everyone again has been wonderful! While in Ipswich, we visited an amazing place called Sutton Hoo, the site of an Anglo-Saxon ship burial from about AD625. Yes, a ship burial! In 1939, one of several mounds on a spur of land above the River Deben was excavated revealing the remains of a burial chamber of a 90ft...

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Jun 17, 2005 - Back in Blighty (for now)

I'm not back for good, I'm merely passing through, I hope. I'm applying for a new passport and then will try and get away again for a couple of months. I want to make the most of my year off from the rat-race. Landed back at cuddly Heathrow aiport. Met by Ian, Ais and Aedan who kindly took me back to Ipswich to "meet the parents". It's odd to be back. It's particularly odd to find out that I have possessions other than those in the duffle bag and daypack that have been my constant companions for over seven months.

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