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Jul 6, 2015 - Portishead to Taunton

We rose early and headed out at 6.40am. We headed to the Portishead Marine Quays area & had breakfast (instant oats & grapes) by the sea. The sun was shining and it wasn't cold, so it was a lovely morning. Then we headed south. We had a choice of 2 routes today. One had 2 big climbs, the other flat but 5miles longer. We went with the flat, longer route as it also went along the coast further south. When we got to Brean Beach, the route actually went along the beach! We opted for the road. It's a real holiday area. Lots of holiday parks and...

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Aug 7, 2012 - British Citizenship

We headed off from Stratford in sunshine, but drove through torrential rain the nearer we got to Somerset. We arrived back at Home Farm at 11am in time to have a catch up with Elaine before she headed back to Worcester. Andrew came by at lunchtime bringing the mail. We had a quiet Sunday night, intending to walk into Burnham the next day, but it was still showery on-and-off so we lazed about and read most of the day - with just a 40min walk to Tesco and back. This morning we left mid-morning for Taunton allowing plenty of time to find a...

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Jan 29, 2012 - Taunton

I woke up at this Bed & breakfast I checked in on yesterday and today I felt that those bed where not comfortble at all. It was almost that I hated the beds! However, todday took I the train to Taunton to visit my friend Josh. The train where full to Taunton and I'm the kind of person who don't like lots of people in a small area. When the trian finally stoped in Taunton I took the bus to Josh, but before I walked in I picked up a sandwich out of my bag. The reason was that Josh and I talked for a long tima ago about that he wanted me to...

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May 2, 2011 - The North Somerset Show

We travel to Thornfalcon and meet up with Martin and Suzanne – lovely to see them. Martin drives us north to Flax Bourton where we attend the North Somerset Agricultural Show. We are astounded at the number of people attending – the queue just for the tickets goes for miles (a slight exaggeration). What a great day we have – horse events, horse and carriage competitions, wood chopping, dog obstacle courses (did enjoy that), tractor pulls, old vintage tractors (guess who enjoyed that), livestock, hay carting competitions and a whole host of...

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May 1, 2011 - We finally make it to Taunton

A long drive today. Our destination Taunton. We take the A272 to Petersfield. We pass through a small village called Midhurst – looked lovely but absolutely crowded – being Sunday and on a four-day weekend. Through Winchester, then Salisbury and towards Yeovil and eventually Wellington (just out of Taunton). We don’t actually go into a lot of these villages or cities but skirt them where possible. The roads quite crowded with lots of coupes and sports cars. All the small villages quite full with few car parks available so we rarely...

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Sep 27, 2010 - Cross-Country Train

Today is my third (and final) major train trip of this trip (the first being Paris to Verona, and the second being Venice to Selestat). From Waverley station in Edinburgh, I am going all the way to Somerset in the south of England, to the town of Taunton. My 11:08am departure is on a train that has already traveled from Aberdeen (northeast of Edinburgh), and will continue past Taunton to Penzance (at the southwestern tip of England), for a total 700-mile journey in 1 day. I believe that the train conductor said that there were 42 stops from...

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Feb 20, 2008 - Countdown

So, in 6 weeks and 2 days we'll be at Madrid airport waiting for our onward flight to Sao Paolo and Rio... I still can't get my head around the idea but it will very rapidly become real. Excitement will overcome trepidation and it will end up being an utterly fabulous experience. Here's hoping that In 6 weeks and one day I won't still be frantically packing and not at all ready. ;o)

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