31
Jan2011
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Our pub visiting has been very very quiet over the winter. Typically, once you get home on Friday, you don’t want to venture out into the weather and on Saturday you’ll just go somewhere close. I’m sure we’ll be more adventurous once the weather warms up! One of the nice things my hockey club does is have ‘teas’ after every game. That is, we go to a pub and have some food and drinks after the game. The Earl fo […]

30
Jan2011
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For the last four years, Rob and I have been living in Australia away from our family and old friends at home. We knew we were only making the distance  further when we moved to the UK too. But one thing has made the move  a little easier – my best friend Mel has made the move to the UK too. So, while Rob was away in China for his work trip, Mel came up (with Paul too!) to hang […]

27
Jan2011
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So when I came back from my lovely Christmas /  New Years holiday, I was whisked off to China for a week to enjoy the long flight time, airplane food, and ability to get the runs just by drinking water. As I flew into Shanghai I remembered my last china trip a few years ago, and marveled at the pollution. Not to say that it isn’t the fault of the fat cats in developed countries. When we landed we were […]

11
Jan2011
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While we were in London over the Christmas break, we knew it was important to catchup with people and go to a bunch of social engagements, so of course we did. But we also wanted to do a proper touristy thing while we were there. So, we went out to Hampton Court Palace – the home of Henry VIII. The palace was originally built by Cardinal Wolsey with all the money he skimmed as the King’s chief advisor before he […]

09
Jan2011
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For New Year’s Eve, we had heard rumours of Hogmanay in Edinburgh – a street party and concerts for 1000’s of people. We’d also heard how Edinburgh is freezing that time of year and every other year Hogmanay gets cancelled. Despite these negative points, with a bunch of friends going up to brave it as well, we booked our flights and shared acommodation. The apartment was pretty sweet. We stayed with Mel, her friend Paul and Eugene. Was great to […]