Travel Blogs from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

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All packed and ready to go..., Brewood, United Kingdom travel blog

All packed and ready to go...

A travel blog entry by bjcourtis74

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Finally after all the planning my career break starts in earnest in the morning. Even though I have now checked online, it still seems pretty surreal that I am so fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to travel for an extended period of time ...

Falconry, Tamworth, United Kingdom travel blog

Falconry

A travel blog entry by thelloydys

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For Gary's 50th, Liz had bought a couple of tickets to join in the falconry, down the road at Snittleford - not the correct name I'm sure, but it will do in the meantime! The idea - to meet a few birds of prey, find out a little aout them, walk in the ...

And so on to Tamworth........, Tamworth, United Kingdom travel blog

And so on to Tamworth........

A travel blog entry by thelloydys

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Must be the jet lag that woke us both at 5:45 am so we decided to make use of the rooftop jacuzzi to start the day - along with a tomato juice while we sorted out what we might do for the morning.  With a little help from Marty, we decided to hire ...

The Wellington & The Stone, Tamworth, United Kingdom travel blog

The Wellington & The Stone

A travel blog entry by thelloydys

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Today was all about gathering ourselves.  Sally's haircut and pedicure allowed me to wash clothes, potter around and get some photos in order. While Gary opened (and hopefully closed) a deal, I read up on the news from home and sent an email or 3. ...

Day 36 - Ponchos and pass the cigars!, Penkridge, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 36 - Ponchos and pass the cigars!

A travel blog entry by jonathanashleyr

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A nice little breakfast in Shifnal, during which the friendly neighbourhood squirrel treated me to an upside down acrobatics show in the garden, suspended by his tail and chewing his nuts at the bird table. Not very hygenic? Headed out for the 16 mile ...

Day 37 - Narrow boats and the White Mocha, Abbots Bromley, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 37 - Narrow boats and the White Mocha

A travel blog entry by jonathanashleyr

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Shipped out of Penkridge without breakfast, off to the local Coop for food and then took the canal path out northeast.Today's walk would include 2 lots of canals both dating back a few hundred years, fields, roads and the old royal hunting ground of ...

Visiting Family, Lichfield, United Kingdom travel blog

Visiting Family

A travel blog entry by dfurler

On the 4th I ventured on the train all by myself... yikes!  It actually wasn't bad.  Aunt Suzanne made sure I knew what I was doing before sending me off.  I left Glasgow and headed through Carlisle and Crewe to Stafford where Robin picked ...

Getting ready, Leek, United Kingdom travel blog

Getting ready

A travel blog entry by englishanddrunk

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Had the usual departure ritual drink with the boys down at the quiet woman- Briggzy, Jamie and Rick basically.  A few beers all round- Briggzy had to leave early to catch the final to Americas next top model.  But my parents turned up a ...

Home again, Leek, United Kingdom travel blog

Home again

A travel blog entry by englishanddrunk

Made it home, crashed on parents settee..not exactly ...

Back Again!!!, Drayton Bassett, United Kingdom travel blog

Back Again!!!

A travel blog entry by phil-jayne

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Had a pretty uneventful journey back up to the Middlands, even the M25 was clear. Staying on a nice site in Drayton Bassett on a farm next to some entertaining chickens, a couple of sheep and a few cows. Had a lovely catch up chat with Caroline & ...

Day 38 - A not so crafty siesta, Uttoxeter, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 38 - A not so crafty siesta

A travel blog entry by jonathanashleyr

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The last few nights I've overdosed on TV, staying up way past my 'bedtime'. Last night was no exception and accordingly with little sleep, woke up groggy for breakfast. Normally one can run 3-4 nights with little sleep, but when your days are pretty ...

The beginning, Leek, United Kingdom travel blog

The beginning

A travel blog entry by englishanddrunk

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... the worst job on Earth (as long as McDonalds continues employing people) and when you live in Leek in the middle of the Staffordshire Moorlands, you don't have a great deal of choice (unless you want to work in the cheese factory?, do you? I didn't think ...

Countdown, Tamworth, United Kingdom travel blog

Countdown

A travel blog entry by benjybums

So, today is the one week countdown. Its getting serious now, so serious that I'm off out to buy mosquito spray. malaria tablets - done jabs - done visa - done passports and photos - done! Its all go, only thing left to do it actually pack my bag to see ...

The Beer Verdict, Leek, United Kingdom travel blog

The Beer Verdict

A travel blog entry by englishanddrunk

Hmm, I've never been any good with conclusions and frankly I thought I'd done with them when I finished GCSE science ("In conclusion, this experiment caught fire and went tits-up"). I managed to prove you can still get reasonably merry for a good price ...

Conclusion, Tamworth, United Kingdom travel blog

Conclusion

A travel blog entry by mrsv14

So, would I do the trip again? Absolutely!  Even to the same ports?  Hell yes! What would I do the same?  I'd definitely enter the karaoke competition and probably the ballroom dance competition again – even if I didn’t win ...

Don't join a gym, go boating!, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom travel blog

Don't join a gym, go boating!

A travel blog entry by jillianp

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We are on the canal, on our narrow boat. Makes you think of gliding through the green countryside, a gentle zephyr blowing the occasional fluffy white cloud through an otherwise sunny blue sky. Well, think again. Think thermals and waterproofs, ...

Packing for Rain!, Staffordshire, United Kingdom travel blog

Packing for Rain!

A travel blog entry by jfirkins

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Weds morning, getting ready to set off and it's raining. We are loading the bike and checking we can keep all the gear ...

Back to Home Life!, Norton Canes, United Kingdom travel blog

Back to Home Life!

A travel blog entry by vicki.illsley

Been back home for 3 weeks now and already so itchy to be back on the road. Been busy applying for short term jobs before i go travelling again in november. Big decission to make though, i have the chance to go to either South America with someone who i ...

Oz meets Scots, Stone, United Kingdom travel blog

Oz meets Scots

A travel blog entry by the-uglyheads

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Deliberately short run from Barlaston to Stone via some very lovely countryside and pretty villages. Some of the houses at the canal side are stunning. Reason for short run was to meet dear friends, Jim and Christine, from Oz. Jim is a Lesmahagowegian ...

same 3 birds, Alrewas, United Kingdom travel blog

same 3 birds

A travel blog entry by kenherr

Happy ...

A List of 60 Cultural

A List of 60 Cultural "Tidbits"

A travel blog entry by rkarolanne

... for hours. Especially if its about football. And by football, I mean "American Soccer".  18. The UK is technically the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This is made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. However, ...

The First Day, Staffordshire, United Kingdom travel blog

The First Day

A travel blog entry by rkarolanne

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Well, I have never written a blog before so this should be interesting. Don't judge too hard, I'm not much of a writer.  Tuesday started out pretty good. I wasn't too emotional about saying good bye to everyone and I wasn't too nervous. We arrived ...

Last day, Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom travel blog

Last day

A travel blog entry by kenherr

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Leaving for Gatwick tonight for the Caribbean. Have an i-pad to blog but struggling with it. Bear with ...

Go on Holiday to Galloway, Staffordshire, United Kingdom travel blog

Go on Holiday to Galloway

A travel blog entry by tedandanne

Auntie Anne feeling yucky so we leave her behind. Kids watch dvd in the back but this proves to be a mistake. Both of them looking like death warmed up by Patna!We stop and put Robo in in the front. Just as well as the final leg of the journey makes me ...

Epilogue, Loggerheads, United Kingdom travel blog

Epilogue

A travel blog entry by mistere

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I’ve been home a few days now and have been thinking how best to close this event, if not for anyone else but me.  As has become the way of this trip I thought I would share my thoughts. This final entry is not intended to be an evangelical ...

Trent and Mersey, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom travel blog

Trent and Mersey

A travel blog entry by ogley

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Off at 8.30am (a little lay in this morning!).  15 mins later came across a great character - the local bird man on the towpath walking his European Eagle Owl.  Fantastic.  He said OK to take some pics so we pulled in.  Onto the ...

First weekend away....., Stone, United Kingdom travel blog

First weekend away.....

A travel blog entry by molz123

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It feels like i have been gone for months but its only a week tomorrow since i left good ol' NZ, can you believe it??? After the first few days of hanging around Tunbridge Wells I made my way up to Kingston on Friday to check out where i used to live and ...

Dull, Boring Cannock, Cannock, United Kingdom travel blog

Dull, Boring Cannock

A travel blog entry by bangoskank

This place gets me down, same old thing day in day out.  I am currently in my final semester at a local university and personally cannot wait to get out of here.  I have began to sell of the things i own in order to raise ...

Stoke on Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom travel blog

Stoke on Trent

A travel blog entry by thetriggs

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Going to look at some gardens if it doesn't rain. Stroke on Trent is suppose to be the greenest in England. It has more parks and green spaces then other cities. Went to Trentham Estate. Walked the two miles around the lake. Good exercise! As we walk ...

26/60- The Weather Gee Gee's Me On!, Uttoxeter, United Kingdom travel blog

26/60- The Weather Gee Gee's Me On!

A travel blog entry by trevaaa

Oh my life ...today was HOT! Was another 25 plus miles today and I am not sure how many more of those I can take in that heat!! Followed the Staffs way again through Cannock Chase which was beautiful!! From there I followed the Trent and Mersey Canal and ...

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