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Kew Gardens revisited, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens revisited

A travel blog entry by lroff

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Greg, Alison, Gillian and I went to Kew Gardens. Initially it was just cloudy but as the day progressed, it started to rain. Last time I saw Kew, I was in quite a rush; however, this time we took a nice slow pace through the gardens. Saw an old ...

Lindley Herbarium and meeting a long lost relative, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Lindley Herbarium and meeting a long lost relative

A travel blog entry by lroff

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... not. They have at hand every book we needed to find this out (he did). Some of the following comes from Wikepedia: "Kew Gardens originated in the exotic garden at Kew Park formed by Lord Capel of Tewkesbury, enlarged and greatly extended by Princess ...

Day 6 We went to Kew, not the near one either., Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 6 We went to Kew, not the near one either.

A travel blog entry by deborah1212

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... proves an interesting way of seeing the streets, but it does deliver us about 2 kilometers away from the gates of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Eventually we find our way in, pay our money and decide to join the guided tour of the Spring flowers. All ...

The day at Kew, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

The day at Kew

A travel blog entry by primaryendpoint

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... dropped to the ground.  Thus, there's a tiny bit of Rosy Clinic or Patchy Noodle resting somewhere in Kew Gardens, along with its associated antigens and bacteria and undoubtedly other microorganisms.  Made me wonder about what we as tourists ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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After an induction session at the development's gymnasium, we went into London to the Victoria and Albert Museum and stayed there until about 5:00 pm by which time our legs, Tom’s especially, were complaining about all our standing and walking. ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

We met Tom's cousins Pauline and Wendy at South Kensington and we all went to the Family History Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). Once again the people there were very helpful and they have a lot of data both on ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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We took a break from research and went on another London Walks, this time around Little Venice. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and it was cold. As a result, Tom has finally started wearing the vest he bought in Connecticut, plus gloves and, ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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Mostly a rest day though Tom did go to the National Archives where the result was the usual – ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

... were excellent guests and very helpful, including preparing many of our meals while with us. Tom and Ruth met a friend at Kew Gardens and spent the afternoon there.  We went to a demonstration of how conservators are restoring a collection of over ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

Linda left early to take a tour to Stonehenge. Tom and Bob left soon after 09:00 to walk to The National Archives.  While waiting for Penny to arrive Ruth took advantage of having the apartment to herself to give the apartment its "weekly" ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

... parish records for Shropshire and he spent the day checking dates and collecting sources to validate them.  Ruth looked for more information relating to London ancestors. We had dinner at the pub at Kew Gardens, not a place we will ever rave ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

This morning Tom worked on a problem with response times on the O'Dea Clan website. He thinks it is a problem with the website hosting company.  Unfortunately he has not yet convinced them of that. We spent the afternoon at The National Archives ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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... sunny day which we mostly spent indoors at the Society of Genealogists. We left the apartment before 10:00 and caught a tube from Kew Gardens.  Two more tube trains plus two bus rides and 1 hour 45 minutes later we reached our destination.  We ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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The weather is much better than it was before we went to Paris. We are back to being able to enjoy being outdoors provided we are warmly dressed. Today we all took a London Walks tour of Westminster Abbey.  This is a group that Linda introduced us ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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Back to the London routine! Tom and Ruth processed family history data they had collected in the past couple of weeks while Monica went sightseeing.  We had dinner at our local French restaurant.  Ruth missed the French baguettes she had in ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

Monica took a London Walks tour to the Cotswolds and Oxford while Tom and Ruth went to the London Metropolitan archives. We have realised that the LMA is closing for stocktaking on 29 October and not reopening for a fortnight so we need to make sure we ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

Monica went to Kew Gardens before leaving to fly home. Tom and Ruth spent another day in the apartment.  Tom very thoughtfully processed a lot of the records both he and Ruth had captured about her family.  Ruth cleaned the apartment; ...

Kew Gardens - Tom, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens - Tom

A travel blog entry by tomodea

The main task today was completing the task I started yesterday searching for Will Extracts for Ruth's ancestors. We now have 22 files covering Walters who died in Devon or ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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As we have now spent two weeks in the apartment is was time for Ruth to give it a thorough clean. That only took a couple of hours.  In the afternoon we again walked to Sainsbury's for supplies.  We also went to M&S, a couple of times, for ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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... . We were able to catch one train to our destination.  This is most unusual.  We caught an Overground train from Kew Gardens to Dalston Kingsland as this was the closest station for the Hackney Archives.  We arrived at the archives just as ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

... now too cold to be voluntarily outdoors.  Instead we visited a local café for a hot drink and to share cheesecake and chat. Inga and Ruth then had a final dinner at Ma Cuisine, the French Restaurant in Kew Gardens while Tom rested in the ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

Tom was still poorly so took things easy; a bit of work on the PC and he did pack – that's his job. We had accumulated a fair bit of paper but not a lot else. We had intended to try another local restaurant but decided the outing was not in ...

Kew Gardens - Tom, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens - Tom

A travel blog entry by tomodea

Meanwhile, back in London..... I spent most of the day reviewing data from Will Extracts for Stedmans which I captured in an earlier visit to The National Archives (TNA) and then used ancestry.com to find relevant census records for the people mentioned ...

Kew Gardens - Tom, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens - Tom

A travel blog entry by tomodea

Another busy day on family history. The main task today involved the transcription of data from Stedman baptism and marriage registers for London which were captured during an earlier visit to the London Metropolitan Archives ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

We had intended visiting Hackney today but decided we did not want to face the public transport system on the weekend again. Instead we had an "at home" day.  Ruth went to the gym and for a swim while Tom, no surprise, worked on the PC. There are ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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It is now winter. Maybe not officially but it is certainly cold and not enjoyable outdoors.  Today was cold and wet.  Late morning we met Tom's cousin Sharon O’Dea (relationship unknown).  She works for the Houses of Parliament and ...

Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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... ; It's great to have company for a while.  Ruth is pleased that her instructions on how to find the apartment from the Kew Gardens underground station worked for everyone. In the afternoon we all went to Kew Gardens.  Tom and Ruth had spent a ...

Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid to Kew Gardens - Ruth, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid to Kew Gardens - Ruth

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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... so she got off at Turnham Green and caught a bus to outside Kew Gardens which was further from the apartment than the Kew Gardens railway station.  She was glad she was fit for walking. Tom and Monica, a friend from Connecticut, were in the ...

Kew Gardens - Tom, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens - Tom

A travel blog entry by tomodea

The main task today involved the processing of files for baptism, marriage and burial records for Ruth's family history from information gathered in earlier visits to LMA. I also worked on the accommodation list for places in or near Ennis.  This is ...

Kew Gardens - Tom, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom travel blog

Kew Gardens - Tom

A travel blog entry by tomodea

This morning I phoned James O'Dea at his home in Dublin and we discussed a number of matters concerning the arrangements for the Clan Gathering next July. He told me that the Clan Treasurer, Shane O'Dea had suggested that we consider the use of PayPal ...

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