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May 9, 2012 - England - Leesa's Family

3rd May 2012 (Bed No 29) Today was a nice easy day. As we had no site seeing plans, our aim was to get to Sheffield and meet Leesa’s dad and partner. Keith & Janet kindly offered to let us stay at their house for the night. Along the way to Sheffield we stopped off at a sculpture park. There was a beautiful garden with modern sculptures by “Miro” scattered everywhere. Lots of people were admiring and commenting on his art. But I’m afraid to say, it didn’t do anything for us. You can call us uncultured, or have a look at the photos and see...

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Jun 6, 2011 - Going further south

As we leave Carlisle, which is just south of Scotland in the Lakes District and also not far from Hadrians wall - which was built to stop the Scots from entering England. It didn't work as the Scots are everywhere! We decided to travel south via the west coast, so we headed over to a place called Whitehaven. Whitehaven is where we had lunch and enjoyed having a wander around taking some photos. It is a georgian harbour town. Famous for coal mining and all began just over 300 years ago. Once we finished lunch, we then continued on further...

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Sep 13, 2010 - Sheffield Archives

Here’s a trivia question for you. Who is the model in the first photo for today? The answer is at the end of today’s entry (no cheating!). Today I went to Sheffield to do a different family tree search -- for my stepmother. She and my father are trying to confirm that her ancestor, Richard Rogers, who emigrated to Fair Island Newfoundland around 1800, came from Sheffield, England. Since Doncaster Archives were closed today for an employee training session, this was the perfect time to do this side trip. Sheffield is only 20 to 40 minutes by...

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May 8, 2010 - Sheffield

Sheffield So today I trained to Sheffield to visit Chikei. I had my first experience on the UK rail system. Not bad...the 4 hour train by went by pretty quickly and the trains are actually quite clean. Got into Sheffield and got a tour of Chikei’s res then we went downtown. Everything I heard about Sheffield was true. It is not a very pretty city and the locals have questionable style at best. Not that I am one to judge on style, but seriously even in my sweatpant days I would know that certain colours can never work together, pantylines,...

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Nov 6, 2009 - Uni Visit

Just over a week before I leave!! I'm now on the last of my uni visits, Sheffield and Leicester. I'm currently in Ed's apartment in Sheffield and leave for Leicester tonight-there's a lot to be said for megabus(90p Sheffield to Leicester)!! Didn't get to see any fireworks last night because the apparantly famous Sheffield fog was in, but I'm hopefully going to a bonfire tonight so that'll make up for it.

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Jun 5, 2007 - Dragon Boat race

Dragon boat race weekend Completamente inesperado. Tudo comecou na 6f com a saida habitual da empresa. Ate ai tudo bem...O estranho foi acabar numa discoteca de faculdade com o pessoal do meu departamento. Tudo vestido tal e qual como fomos trabalhar, fatos, gravatas, saltos...tudo com os copos e trazer 2 amigas e o meu chefe para dormir la em casa no sofa porque ja nao se aguentava em pe, muito menos p conduzir ate casa. Uma parodia....ter o chefe a dormir no sofa da sala e nos la me cima no quarto a rir-mos que nem umas...

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Apr 4, 2007 - Easter Holiday 07

Alo meus queridos amigos, Por incrivel que pareca ja ca estou ha 1 mes e meio.... Estou a adorar....mil vezes mais que a Finladia! Nunca mais saio daqui, a serio! A minha cidadezinha E fantástica, a minha casa parece uma casinha de bonecas,o clima não assim tão mau, tirando não ter sol a toda a hora, mas E uma questão de habito e ate E mais giro porque sempre que há sol, nem imaginas a alegria nesta terra. Aqui no escritório fica tudo doido e Es incapaz de deixar de sorrir.... Tive as ferias mais incriveis q possas imaginar! Vajei 700...

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Mar 26, 2007 - To Doncaster

I took the train from Banbury to Doncaster via Birmingham on Virgin Trains. I actually got to the station in time to take the 7:53am train, but left at 8:25am (saving £31 over the "commuter" train price). Arrived at 11:15am and made my way to the Earl of Doncaster Hotel to dump my bag. The Earl of Doncaster is an art deco style hotel built in 1935. It's clean, quiet (except for the construction site next door), friendly and, by English standards, inexpensive (£45 including a full English breakfast). It's on the South Parade (Bennetthorpe),...

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Mar 2, 2007 - Road to Rotherham

Well it is off to the Midlands for us. London was great, but it is time to meet up with an old friend. For those of you whom don't know Malcolm Hemingway,I travelled with him years ago through Central Africa. We started out together on the East Coast of Kenya and made our way into the Congo and points south. We have not seen each other for many years,so it should be fun catching up.

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Jul 8, 2006 - Our return

Just to log we are back in the UK, a little shell shocked, with lots of chores to do. We have decided to not do anything about work, for either of us, for a week or so, to settle back down, and hope to avoid either of us starting work till the end of August. We shall see....

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May 31, 2006 - Sheffield - Sue & Gerry

We stayed the night with Sue and Gerry Gunton and met little Ben - who is the next David Beckham, if his soccer ball skills are anything to go by. Sue and Gerry have been back in the U.K for four years now, so it was great to catch up with them. They have a lovely home in sheffield, and the weather was so good, we had a barb-b-que and dinner in the garden.

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Apr 4, 2006 - It was good to catch up

We managed to catch up with quite a few people whilst we were home, and it was good to see or talk on the phone to all of you. We felt as though we were very busy. We had a good trip down to Oxford where we saw a couple of exhibitions in the Ashmolean, including one on pilgrimages. Some of this linked to our travels, but I don't think we have a strong purpose. However, some of it looks like people have a good reason / excuse to go travelling for a while and escape everyday life. That's us then. We also saw a production of Jane Eyre, and...

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