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Jun 3, 2014 - I divorce you, I divorce you, I divorce you....

The title is a shut out to a line in an old River phoenix movie, that I used to love. Although I have not been married yet, I have been using this sentiment of finality when talking to people about my relationship with alcohol. as in ˝We divorced in my 20s and we skip the awkwardness by avoiding each other˝ I have been feeling this same idea when it comes to people and things I need/want to let go of in my life. Maybe it sound strange to want to divorce inanimate objects or people I am not married to, but here I am. I think this idea has...

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Jun 3, 2014 - my days in Weymouth

When I first knew I wanted to leave London, I wanted to be near the water. As I looked through pictures on the internet I thought Weymouth was for me. It is an interesting place but small. But the blessing from going there was that the hostel took a booking for a group of men so moved me from the 3 bed room to my own with private bathroom for 2 nights at no extra charge to have room for all the guys. 2 nights of privacy and my own bathroom is worth more then just about anything else to a budget traveler. Thank you, more please. I enjoyed...

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Jan 11, 2013 - Seaside time at Weymouth

Today was such a glorious day we headed to the seaside town of Weymouth and enjoyed a long walk along the prom and beach. We had visited Weymouth briefly in September but then there was crowds galore! Not our scene! Weymouth was the site of the sailing competitions for the 2012 Olympics however the history of Weymouth and the remaining Georgian buildings seen today owes a lot to George III. He was the first reigning monarch to follow the craze of sea bathing it is said taking his first dip at Weymouth with his followers of gentry rushing...

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Oct 6, 2012 - A Couple of Old Fossils

We have a wonderful cooked breakfast this morning, followed by a wander around the pub gardens. It is a lovely setting here, it would be fantastic in summer with the new deck. We were asked if we heard a crash during the night, (we didn’t), and see that an old oak tree had given up hanging on to the steep hillside during the night. It was not windy last night, but it was very wet. They had been asking the council to have several trees removed because they considered them dangerous, but the council had a lengthy, and expensive, process to go...

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Oct 13, 2011 - Truro to Weymouth

From Truro we went cross country eastwardly to: Launceston Castle an English Heritage Property was built around 1067 originally a Norman wooden defence. A 12 century circular keep (castle) was built between 1227-72 we raced passed it up hill and down, but there was no way to stop and take pictures. Okehampton Castle on English Heritage Property in Devon One of the largest castle ruins in the South West sited on the northern edge of Dartmoor. Thought to be built around 1068. Abandoned by Henry, Marquis of Exeter after Henry VIII found him...

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Jun 28, 2006 - Durdle Door Dorset Part 1

Here are some pictures from our trip to Dorset. I've tried to write the commentary a couple of times but Phil's laptop crashed on both occasions just as I was nearly finished. So this is a bit shorter than normal! We had a great time in Dorset, the weather was fabulous and the company great, Simon (Phil's brother) Kathleen, little Peter and their dog Smudge. We went to Durdle Door beach (the one with the arch) and Man of War beach. When we were at Man of War the weather was warm enough for a swim but the water was bloody freezing. All of us...

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Jun 24, 2006 - Weymouth (Day 12 Back to annoy the girls)

It's always so handy to know people in the country you're visiting isn't it? Sharon and Angela have been absolute gems in putting up with me. I arrived Monday 19 June to windy and overcast weather and am leaving them tomorrow in similar weather. Last time I brought the sun with me (remember that burn I got before I got to Spain?) but I wasn't as lucky this time around. Had the place to myself on Tuesday so the girls could go shopping with Sharon's parents. Was marvelous to be able to do what I wanted. Just had to make sure I was in the...

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May 20, 2006 - New York - HOME

So we're now home and have been suffering the effects of a weeks worth of changing time zones. Think we are now in LA time so only 5 hours behind now (Wednesday). Being home is horrible. It's nice to see everyone but for the past 3 ½ months we haven't been working and have been living in a sense of unreality whereas now we need to get back to reality. Dan has his job to get back to but I now have the arduous task of finding a job, any job to bring in some money. Overall the trip was amazing though at times we hated it and just wanted to...

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May 11, 2006 - Weymouth (Chesil Beach is nearby)

Yeah. Finally made it across the pond. Amazingly enough all my plane connections went according to the itinerary. I say amazingly because I started in Fort Mac and had to go through Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto before landing in jolly ole' London, England. Got onto the Underground at Heathrow in order to get to Waterloo station and missed my train to Weymouth by 10 whole minutes. Apparently trains do run on time no matter what the English have to say about it! ha ha (well at least when the trains leave from point A rather than from...

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Apr 14, 2006 - Beach, Brighton and Battle

After several delays in leaving, we finally left Bristol Wednesday, April 12th at lunchtime. Jenny (our Bristol landlord) waved us goodbye and shed a few tears for our departure. We were just glad that all the packing and preparations were over. We only made it as far as Chesil Beach near Weymouth. Nice little campground, apparently a family of badgers live on site, but depsite hunting we couldn't find them. Next day we went down the Portland Bill and meandered over to Chichester where "we even went to Selsey Bill" (Madness). We then got...

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May 11, 2003 - Getting Ready

This could be trip that tests our relationships and physical strenghts to the limits! Here we are in training - you can double click on the photos to enlarge. With under two weeks before we fly out the Keoghs are nearly ready. The boys are getting excited and are taking weighted backpacks to school and learning to swallow tablets ready for their anti malarial doses. Our house is being loooked after by a family who are returning from Tanzania for the summer, our cars have been lent out and even the gerbils have now been booked into their...

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