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Sep 18, 2019 - Another 10 miles today
My last photo yesterday was of the Castle with the sun setting on it. Today we are moored at Cookham - found the last spot in this particular mooring stretch where there are 8 other boats tied up, as you can see from the picture taken from the back of the boat. (£8 per night here). We had a bit of an incident at one of the locks this morning - the lock keeper was not on duty so we had to operate it ourselves (it's all electric, so very easy to do). The locks are quite big and while we were waiting to go into the lock there were 2 narrow...Jump to full entry
Jan 12, 2012 - UK Christmas.
Hello, hello, hello! So I mentioned previously, I'm gonna catch everybody up on the things that have been going on. Here it goes... In the weeks leading up to the holidays, I had probably the roughest days of work. Which only made the loneliness of the the Christmas season that much more difficult. It has also proved working where I'm living, is quite hard. Thomas (the little one) was incredibly ill. Throwing up, fever, coughing, and non stop crying. Dealing with the woes of a sick child that is not your own for 13 hours a day... Truly...Jump to full entry
Jan 12, 2012 - Barcelona.
Barcelona. Barcelona. Barcelona. Wowzers. If tomorrow I was to come home from London, and hadn't seen anywhere else in Europe... I would be a perfectly happy girl. If it isn't clear yet, I loved it. It was so beautiful and just had the most lovely of people. I have realized a number of things about myself on this trip to London. One of these things being that I haven't ever really been on a trip without my parents. Meaning that I have never really had to worry about planning a trip anywhere. Every detail is normally handled for me, and...Jump to full entry
Jan 4, 2012 - A tiny note home.
I know I have gone missing for a little while, but I promise I am alive and well. Just had the holidays which were a tad bit lonely. I really missed my family and friends back home. Tried to make the most of it nonetheless. I hope everybody had a really good Christmas and has had a great start to their new year! Just wanted to keep everyone posted really briefly! I'm leaving for Barcelona tomorrow night, just for 4 days. A bit of a holiday after the holidays. I know I haven't been keeping up with these updates as much as I would like,...Jump to full entry
Nov 21, 2011 - Real birthday.
So folks you are all caught up on my Paris trip, you have had a lot of reading to do I'm sure. Sorry to have left you all for so long without an update. Thought I would let you know how I celebrated once I got home to London. I spent the next couple of days relaxing and hanging out with linds in London. On the ninth me and Lindsay went out for dinner and then went to see Chicago! It was a really nice birthday evening. After Chicago me and the Boys went out to shoreditch and danced our little hearts out until about three in the am. After a...Jump to full entry
Nov 3, 2011 - Au revoir
I know, I'm bad at updating sometimes. Here is a very quick update on life... Last weekend was really fun. It was Halloween weekend so we did lots of Halloween themed things. Starting with a Halloween party in Brighton. Which I will add here, is the nicest place I have been to in the UK so far. It's right on the ocean, absolutely beautiful. It has that fresh ocean smell in the air and the town itself is just so nice and everyone is quite friendly. Our Halloween costumes for the party were extremely last minute, as in a couple of hours...Jump to full entry
Oct 25, 2011 - Life's pretty good.
Hello everybody! The weekend was a good one. Great one really. Friday was like most weekends. Woke up, got ready, and went into Marlow for costa coffee morning with all the other au pairs. Had a big chat with janette who I get along with the best out of anybody and who just so happens to not be returning after Christmas. Her family is awful, but there is a boy back home she misses terribly and even imparting my infinite wisdom on her wasn't enough to change her mind. Oh well, she has been an incredibly lovely person to have met and it just...Jump to full entry
Oct 20, 2011 - Movie moments.
Hi guys, so another lovely week has gone by. It's actually incredible how fast the time is flying here. Almost going to be two months since I've been here now. Crazy! Last weekend was a nice one. Caught the train to London on Friday afternoon. Met at the train station with Lindsay and then went out for some proper pub food at a really cute little pub. Where I chose chili over pasta to eat... Dad did you ever think you'd see the day? Speaking of things I ate this week... Thomas is going through a stage of being impossibly picky with his...Jump to full entry
Oct 14, 2011 - Birds of different feathers.
Hi everybody, it's me! Except I've added successfully cooking a thanksgiving dinner to the list of things I have accomplished since I've been here. Thanks so much to everybody who sent me recipes, they were ever so helpful. Last week I set out to London with intention of cooking this big meal on Saturday night and I was excited. Didn't really know how I was going to pull it off, as I haven't ever cooked a feast that big well, ever. We left Lindsay's house on Saturday morning to get all of our groceries for dinner and ended up going to two...Jump to full entry
Oct 5, 2011 - First holiday without you guys...
Oh hi, me again. The week has been good so far. Busy as always, but nothing too new. Going into London on Friday afternoon and have decided I'm going to embark on cooking thanksgiving dinner. I had completely forgotten about thanksgiving until reading Brits blog and then began to get a little choked up about not being with my family for the first holiday I'm going to have here. So since I am quite the cook now, I have informed Lindsay and Derek that thanksgiving is on at the Crofton house. Here in lies my problem... I don't know how to cook...Jump to full entry
Oct 3, 2011 - Tube riding, sightseeing, friends and family.
Oh hi. I know, I'm in trouble. Been a bit of a pause on the blog, whoops!!! Well you'll be completely caught up after this one so here we go. Last you heard from me I was heading into London for a boat party yeah? Well the boat party ended up not working out. Here's the thing about having friends that don't speak English very well... Meeting spots can get confused. I was supposed to meet up with one of the girls at Victoria then she changed her mind to Oxford circus. It was back and forth all morning on where she wanted to meet, which we...Jump to full entry
Oct 3, 2011 - Film festival.
Shoot forgot to mention that I got tickets to a couple of the film festival movies... One of them is called restless. Here is the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7t29dNoTxs&sns=em The other is called Take Shelter. Here is the trailer for that one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5U4TtYpKIc&sns=em We wanted to make sure we went to two very different movies. I'm pretty sure those movies couldn't be more different. There is one that I wanted to see more than anything... (Ruth knows this one) It's called Like Crazy. This is the...Jump to full entry