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Aug 28, 2017 - Newcastle

After Jane and Liam picked us up at the train station, it took us 15 minutes to reach their house. Jane had prepared a lovely meal for us. By the time all the food was eaten and all the chatting done, it was after 2 AM, Newcastle time. Dot and I were exhausted but very pleased and excited to be with them. Our arrival meal was the perfect start to a wonderful week with them. Day 1: Liam and Jane showed us around downtown Newcastle with a stroll across the Gateshead Millennium Bridge (real cool) and a visit to the Baltic Contemporary Art...

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Aug 24, 2017 - Boston to Newcastle

We left Boston at 10:40 PM on 5 August on a jamm packed BA flight. Arrived Heathrow a little after 10 AM and, then, caught the express train to Kings Cross station, where we boarded a train to Newcastle. The train ride to Newcastle was the train ride from Hell. It was supposed to take a little over 3 hours to reach Newcastle. It ended up taking 9 hours. Needless to say we were exhausted by the time we reached our destination. We were headed to Newcastle to visit our friends, Jane and Liam McManus, whom we had met in Saint Lucia. We arrived...

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May 10, 2014 - Hadrian's Wall

Much to my joy, Cotswold Outdoor in Newcastle had a repair kit for my coat hood. Gear renewed, I bravely started the Hadrian's Wall Path by catching a bus. It saved me hours of city walking. It took two and a half days to get to the good part. Day one was easy, flat and bus-assisted. Day two was 14 miles mostly uphill into a headwind. Very little of the actual wall along the way. Day three was 12 miles in cold wind, some rain, tedious ups and downs. But it was payday. Long sections of the actual wall, and great views. Day four, today, was...

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UK on Foot

Jun 5, 2012 - Welcome to Geordieland

Well I decided on Newcastle where the locals are commonly known as "Geordies". It is also where my grandmother emmigrated from over 80 years ago. Well she came from a small village called Seaton Delaval which is about a 30 minute bus ride north. And when I visited, I realised it wasn't really that big. I started exploring the local church cemetery but gave up when I couldn't walk anymore. But let's take a step back. I caught megabus from London to Newcastle (7 hours) but with no food and only able to use the onboard bus, it wasn't the best...

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Finding Cheryl 2012

Sep 13, 2011 - Sun at last

Joint Jottings Well, peeks of it now and then, anyway; but we’ll take what we can get. Today’s adventure revolved around Hadrian’s Wall. In 122 AD, the Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered the construction of an 80 mile (current measurement) wall at the northernmost point of the empire in Northern England. It was to serve either as a barrier to invading barbarians from the north or as a symbol of Rome’s power to the other areas of the world who were considering rebellion. In any event, it marked the most fortified border in the Roman empire with...

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Jun 12, 2010 - Newcastle, Edinburgh, St. Andrews and Paris!

Hello Everyone: Hope your summer is going well and the heat is not too overwhelming. We've had a few warm days where it was close to unbearable and I decided I had to invest in a fan. But in a day or two it was chilly again. Then the phenomenon occurred again! Oh, well what can you say...that's UK weather :) Well, right now I'm working diligently on my dissertation, and I hope to be finished in a couple of months. As part of my research I traveled to Newcastle-upon-Tyne so I have included a few pictures from that trip on this post. I was...

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Jul 25, 2008 - preparing

Six weeks till i leave getting excited told them at work that i was leaving they took it better than i expected their was only a little bit of grumpyness. I still have not been able to sell my car hopefully it should happen soon as i think I will feel less stressed after that has happened.

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Jul 2, 2008 - Newcastle & Scotland

Finally we were back in an English speaking country!! And vegemite on toast mmm couldn't be better. We were now at aunty Sheilas in Seaham county durham. Nan and Jasmin had arrived the day earlier and were staying at aunty Marys so they popped in to make sure i was awake – which i wasn't. The family all amalgamated at aunty marys after lunch for a catch up then us girls all went shopping at their local DFO – i got some hot heels! We basically just had a relaxing day. On Saturday we set off for Scotland – first up Glasgow, there really...

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Jun 16, 2008 - Getting ready to go

Going to new zealand in september got my working holiday visa and bought my plane tickets just getting a bit nervous but cant wait to give up work as it is being extremly tedious. I am stopping in hong kong for three nights on the way to break up the trip as its a long flight from the U.K. I am currently trying to sell my car to raise some cash for the trip

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Feb 23, 2008 - Newcastle New Car

Newcastle New Car When travelling the language barrier can sometimes be a difficult thing, especially for monolingual Australians. One time in Morocco Sue and I ordered an espresso each. The waiter bought us and all the children an espresso. When we were shopping for Ruby's birthday candles we searched several shops but could not find any on display so we had to ask a shop keeper. We tried several different ways to explain birthday candle but received no understanding. I then used my best charades skills to mime putting candles in a cake,...

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Sep 29, 2007 - Newcussel

Today we have headed for Newcastle (say newcussel) to meet up with the lads tonight at their local. On the way though we have stopped into Liverpool. Here we have done the Beatles Story tour. Man that's impressive!! (Ian has had some bad news but I will let him tell you about that) and stopped outside Anfield the home of Liverpool Football Club. Great stadium, but what a dive around it. A real shame. Apparantly, we learnt later, that the council have aquired all the houses and the people have taken them to the High Court in London and there...

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Oct 18, 2006 - Welcome to the North East

First week on the job with Lloyds and I'm off to visit the PLSC (one of our main sales locations) which is located in the far North East UK (includes towns such as Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland). Due to my flights being booked at the last minute, they had to pay full price and this meant I had access to the British Airways Executive Lounge. While I wasn't too fussed whether I went in or not it was funny because it meant I had take my new boss (Lee) in as my guest as he doesn't have access. As it turns out this will be the first of many...

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