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Aug 14, 2016 - Nottingham by the beach

It was very funny to see that right in the centre of Nottingham the Old Market Square has been converted to a beach with sand and deck chairs. There was also a paddling pool, funfair rides and beach bar, along with live music and entertainment. I didn't think it was very warm but the locals were certainly out and about enjoying it. We also visited a very, very old pub. Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem in Nottingham is one of several pubs in England which claim to be the oldest. The pub building rests against Castle Rock upon which Nottingham...

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May 5, 2016 - Journey's End

Having seen 1000 people embarking in Hong Kong, we should have been ready for the organisational chaos of 2000 people disembarking in Southampton...... As before, the majority of issues were caused by Mr and Mrs Ignore-ant, who clearly think that all the prior information about disembarkation procedures is for everyone else, not them, and just do their own thing and then complain when things are not what they expect, and Mr and Mrs Oblivious, of whom there were MANY, who seem to have no idea that stopping a large trolley of their own cases...

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Sep 19, 2015 - Adventure day 17 - Forest game

Up early again this morning - Richard will be here at 7.45am. The 3 of us are going to Nottingham to have a tour of the Forest ground and watch the game against Middlesbrough. We bought a special package a couple of months ago that includes meal, drinks, meeting an ex-player and a quick tour. However due to the fact that Hannah know's the sales manager there - she got us some extra surprises for the day - bless her. So we arrive just before 9.00am - dead easy to find the place and did not take as long as we thought to get there. We were...

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Our European/UK Trip

Sep 8, 2015 - Adventure day 11 - Nottingham

Dave was feeling much better this morning - so we decided that we would good to go. We contacted Richard to let him know we were good to go to Nottingham today. He came over for 9.00am and the 5 of us packed ourselves into the car and headed off (Nottingham is about 1 hour drive). As we got to Edwalton Dave started to get excited - and as entered Spinney Close (this is where Dave and Richard grew up) both Dave and Richard started reminiscing. They picked their house out immediately and the stories started. We walked down the street and they...

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Sep 6, 2013 - The road to Nottingham

We woke up today to rain, grey skies & colder weather but undaunted we set off to find an airfield which reputably has an original Lancaster Bomber. Armed with our Navman we hit the road and found the airfield at Spillsby past Lincoln. The huge Lancaster was in great condition & Ed was thrilled to be able to see such an important part of his dad's history (he was a navigator on these majestic planes during the war). We drove on after seeing the museum and along the way came across a huge castle and church so we stopped to have a peek. The...

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Aug 5, 2013 - Holiday Blog

Well plans really coming together today as we head into August and less than 5 weeks to go until our trip. Checked tonight that there are no further paper details to do with flights and have reserved return flight seats for us. Same row seats for return but on other side of plane. I have had a really good clear of of clothes and managed to put together a choice of summer clothers for holiday without buying too much as on a budget. Just jewelry to sort but I am sure a trip to Primark will sort that out. lol Spoke to Steve (brother) last...

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Jul 20, 2013 - The Scenic Route : Somerset, Devon& Dorset

Hi All, I have been really enjoying myself. On Thursday I met Pat Barrett, a fellow traveller & friend ,who we met on our Cambodian Intrepid Tour 5 years ago. Pat lives in Taunton, Somerset and is a recently retired Teacher. She invited me to 'sleep over ' and to show me the sights of Somerset, Devon and Dorset. Day1:We drove off to Wells with Pat giving me the job of assistant navigator, helping her "Sat Nav" ( who she calls Pauline!) to direct her. Unfortunately My ' magnetic compass' seems to get totally scrambled when I go overseas so...

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Jul 18, 2013 - Lordy Lordy

Another great days cricket, another tv interview. Feels like a sequence that parallels the 'demonstration tour' of Morocco and Spain. So far: interviewed by local radio in Trent Bridge, sky tv at the same venue and now Aus tv at Lords. Today, the interviewer asked for my analysis of the game. Loved every minute of the opportunity to comment. Hope Aussies were able to get it. I will not go into details about the game save to say it is set up for a beauty. I would like to comment on the venue- Lords. For the uninitiated Lords is the home of...

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Jul 16, 2013 - Not Bard

Have arrived in Windsor via Salisbury and Stonehenge. The days between cricket attendance have been filled with drinking, travelling and talking about yet more cricket., as you can only do on a sporting tour. The normal societal filters and controls go out the window. We got a few blokes together for a slap and giggle game of cricket at the local park. An undercurrent of testosterone fuelled competitive spirit, shadowed by good humour and less than subtle verbal jousting - blokes aren't known for sophistication. Forunately only broken egos...

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Jul 16, 2013 - Exploring & Enjoying Bristol

More Greetings from Bristol I have been meandering around the interesting sights of Bristol , relaxed and mellow, walking a couple of miles or so every day. The UK is experiencing a HeatWave with 30 degree temperatures so its been sticky but manageable . I had been hoping for cool weather after Italy's heat but after talking to the locals and hearing about their awful winters I am glad they are enjoying the sunshine at last ! Re Geography:Bristol is in the very general area of where the BBC situate Midsomers Murders as the villages of...

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Jul 14, 2013 - Absorbing

At a stretch and at my most charitable moments, I can appreciate how the ill informed, sheltered, ignorant and intellectually challenged don't appreciate test cricket. After the experience at Trent Bridge I am simply perplexed. I previously discussed the ebbs and flows of the game. This match was a whirlpool of emotions from first ball to last. I used to play tennis with a mate who always finished a game with : " the game is better for it". Whilst I must admit to a sense of deflation, the overriding emotion is one of appreciation. What a...

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Jul 12, 2013 - Crashes

A long, hot, frustrating but nonetheless entertaining day of test cricket. A lot less largers consumed today than yesterday. Hard not celebrate with the Aussie fight back yesterday. Today there was less incentive with more dour cricket and an excellent English counter attack. We have little chance of chasing down the lead as it currently stands, let alone what it will be at close of innings. Had a wonderful live interview for Fox sports as I was entering the ground. Hope it was sent out to Aus. An early night. VERY little hope tomorrow. KG

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