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Jul 27, 2012 - Wrest Park and Opening Ceremony

Friday, July 27, 2012 Well, of course, the big news right now is that the Opening Ceremonies are just about to begin. In about two and a half hours as I write this. The day began with a peal of bells all over the country at exactly 8:12 a.m. Our bells at Stoke church rang for 3 minutes and we couldn't imagine why, but on the news tonight there was a story about it – people all over the country rang bells at 8:12 to mark the start of the Olympics. We headed off for Wrest Park this morning. This English Heritage site is just amazing. The...

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May 6, 2010 - Day 3

Finally starting to feel normal again! We spent some time driving out around the Chilterns today, no particular destination in mind. The houses and streets in this area are very tidy and very narrow...people have been incredibly friendly (apart from the lady in Tescos who ignored me because her counter doesnt open til 8am..) very funny. When I went to buy a new sim card the girl asked me to keep talking so she could hear my lovely accent, I told her I dont have one but she does! We lunched at the Plough in Luton, again the barmaid told us...

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Apr 27, 2009 - Sitting in a Cafe

Day 3 - Last I left off I had just arrived to the town where Steph and her husband Aaron live. Harpenden (I think this is how you spell it) is this quaint little city about 25 minutes from London and it is considered a very posh area. I have been told that it is not uncommon to see Ferrari's, Jags, BMW's and perhaps Bentley's driving down the street. Their main street which is perhaps 1 or 2 city blocks long, houses fancy little boutique store a few local pubs: The Inn and the Green, and some grocery stores, all of which close between 4-6pm...

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Apr 27, 2009 - Touring around and a small town

Day 2 - The day started off a little gloomy with some rainy weather. Luckily the rain only lasted while I was sitting writing my first blog. Steph and I went and found the location of London's two bus tours: The Big Bus Tour and The Original Tour. Of course we checked out both to see what the best route was but also the price. We ended up getting the better of the deals b/c since we shopped around we were able to bargain with the ticket guy and get a good deal on The Original Tour. Although the day started off quite chilly it turned...

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Jun 28, 2008 - More castles

It's Saturday morning, and we have been going non stop. We toured Hever Castle on Thursday. It was the home of Ann Boleyn before she married Henry VIII. A few miles away was Chartwell House. Sir Winston Churchill's home. The home has hundreds of paintings by Sir Winston, and much war memorabilia. The gardens were beautiful and some pictures will follow when I find a wireless connection. Yesterday we jumped on the M25 and travelled north and east around the north side of London. Our destination was Hatfield House. Glenna's favourite queen...

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Apr 25, 2008 - A foggy day in Londontown...

HI!!! FYI, I tried to write an entry yesterday at our hostel to let everyone know I made it, but (after spending almost 2 pounds and 20 minutes trying to navigate a foreign keyboard and slow internet) Ben decided he needed to turn on a light and instead inadvertently turned off my computer mid-entry. Thank you BEN! Well, on a positive note, we made it to London yesterday. Our flight was long and ardous, and our sleeping schedules are finally starting to make a recovery, but we made it. For dinner, we met up with my friend Darleen whom I...

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Jun 24, 2007 - Dreaming About Bunnies!

Well I'm in the Luton airport. I arrived at 8pm and I have to board at 5:30am so I'm just doing some internet before I find a comfy chair to nap in. Now about this entry's title. The one book I have thus far completed on this trip is Watership Down which is a nice little story about rabbits in the English countryside (at least I assumed it was in England) trying to find their way to creating a safe new warren. Do you ever find that what you read then becomes a very constant part of your concious world (I wish proper spelling was part of my...

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Jun 3, 2007 - On To Europe - First Stop: London (well, Luton really...)

I flew into Luton, just outside of London to visit with a friend I made in Costa Rica - Sam. He would fit right in with Rick, Carolyn and I humor wise. We visited a large game safari called Woburn for a day and got tons of pics and video of big tigers, giraffes, rhinos, lynx, and to cap it all off - we got to hand feed the penguins and watch a feeding of the lynx! You would have been so jealous Kevin! I got some crappy video and a couple of pics of it for you though bud! I also got some real grim footage of the lynx feeding - with the sound...

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Dec 22, 2006 - Back on British Soil!

I can't believe it! 10 countries, 13 flights, £10k and over 29,000 miles later, my wonderful trip is actually over. Think i'm still in shock, kinda thought this day would never come, as ridiculous as that sounds! Feels good to be home, for now at least, but the last thing I bought in New York was the Lonely Planet Blue List and I've barely put it down since i've got back, dreaming about all the places I would love to see (but credit card companies have put a temporary dampner on that). But oh my god, what a trip, and it's left me with one...

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Sep 26, 2006 - Luton

We had a lazy start to the morning with our first stop was after only two hours. We got to call home to Nan and Pop which was great as we hadn't spoken to them for a few days. The food was insane. Mum had the meat pie with mash and peas and I had chicken with mash and peas. It was bloody good but massive servings, neither of us finished all of it. No wonder there is a weight problem in this country. This stop was only supossed to be to get a drink and well take a pee actually but ended up being about two hours long. On the way out after...

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Mar 13, 2006 - BS

I really don't know where to start with my Bishop Stortford reunion. I was able to see Neil, Terry, Jen (Lau mom, dad and baby sis) and most of Laura's friends upon my return from Sweden. It was such an emotional yet beautiful time. How can I even begin to convey my feelings? There is so much emotion, love, sadness and history that I am left-- almost speechless. I never in my wildest dreams expected to be invited into their life, never mind their home. But when I returned from Sweden, I was invited to stay to spend some time relaxing with...

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Mar 13, 2005 - I'm Back!!

Well thats it, back in sunny England. =( First thing I've done is buy a new camera! Its exactly the same as the one that fits my underwater case except that its red. Second thing is buy a 60GB photo ipod so I can put all my pictures on it and show people when they ask how my trip was. Damn things buggered up already though - sent it back once and they've sent me another one that does EXACTLY the same thing! GRR! I've had an unforgettable time - although, with my memory I think I'm going to need to refer back to this journal to remember...

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