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Aug 3, 2011 - The Journey

Having slept well at the airport hotel, we had a leisurely breakfast before leaving at 9.45 for a noon flight, plenty of time we thought to enjoy the business class lounge and freebies. It was at the BA baggage drop-off point that things started to go wrong. AS we did not have a return flight booked, and we did not have a valid work permit, BA would not let us fly. This is despite my Canadian immigration lawyer advising me that as it was an inter-company transfer, I should just fly out and ask for the work permit upon arrival (something...

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Aug 2, 2011 - Leaving St Albans

So on Tuesday 2nd August, the 40 foot container arrived, and we watched our worldly goods being packed into a metal box. It is quite an odd feeling as you realise that your life can be boxed up and moved around the world with ease. The guys did a great job (although we reserve the right to amend that until we see our goods arrive at this end) but during the 4 days it took to pack, if you put anything down without a "Do Not Pack" sticker on it, then it disappeared into a cardboard box. This meant that all of our travel adapters took an...

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Aug 27, 2009 - Mates and Saints

Alban was a Roman bloke who, about 1,700 years ago, decided to become a Christian. At that time, Christianity was banned in the Roman Empire, even if you lived in far away Britannia. Alban’s conversion was a one way affair, so in refusing to renounce his new beliefs, he stood against the all powerful Empire, was tried, found guilty and executed by decapitation thus becoming England’s first Christian martyr. As were the ways of those times, when Christianity later was accepted by the Roman Empire, an abbey, school and town grew around the...

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Oct 15, 2008 - St Albans

We spent a few very relaxing days with Ash Michelle Hannah and Callum... washed clothes, repacked, took the car back to Luton, watched footy on the tv, babysat the kids while Ash and Michelle went out. On Sunday we took the train to Twickenham to have dinner with Murray and Maureen and Jess - what a hoot! Found their new apartment very easily and without trying and went to a bistro for dinner. Took the train back that night - very easy - no stress. I cooked dinner for Ash and Michelle Monday and Tuesday and we just took it quietly (though...

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