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So today is the the day I begin my journey, although a Travelodge in Birmingham isn't quite as exciting as Tanzania... (probably dirtier as well).
I'm currently doing some last minute rearranging of suitcases to fit everything in, with the help of Kenny ...
... walked up a steep hill called Thorpe Cloud. Didn't quite get to the top as it was extremely windy and we nearly got blown over from the point we climbed to. The view was equally spectacular though. We looked South over the Peak District and across to Derby. Earlier in the day we had been talking about how England is so flat. We were surprised at the size of the hills in the Peak ...
... that my mother and Kenny seem to have planned an excessive amount of scrabble tournaments (I hate scrabble) and tea drinking sessions so she might not have time to miss me! Well I'd better get back to packing (more on that later) Also I would like to say a big THANKYOU to everyone who attended my fundraiser in the summer and to everyone who has given me money for this trip, I couldn't have done it without you!
People have been asking where I'll be on my trip, so here's a vague break down....
Mon 5th Jan- Jamaica
Mon 12th Jan- Cuba via Cayman Islands
Mon 26th Jan-Mon 23rd March: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
Mon 23rd March - Fri 10th April: Colombia and Ecuador
Friday 10th - Sat 25th April: Peru and Bolivia
... and textiles including tapestries worked on by Bess of Hardwick and Mary Queen of Scots.
I managed to visit Chatsworth for the 200th anniversary of the printing of Pride and Prejudice, so they were not only celebrating the novel and the movie that filmed at the house, but they were celebrating the Georgian time period. I know...pinch me, I'm dreaming! To that end, all the staff were dressed up in Georgian area staff uniforms and the various tours focused on Georgian life at ...