The Blakeney Hotel
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- Pets allowed
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Well, we are on our way after spending three cold miserable weeks back home when both Chris and I suffered with colds, mine of course being more akin to a severe bout of flu. We also suffered the annual winter breakdown of the central heating boiler but at least it was fixed within 24 hours thanks to our extortionately priced Corgi breakdown cover. Thankfully that's all behind us now as we sit in the departure lounge at Norwich International Airport (surely a misnomer as there are so ...
So we wanted to end our blog on a little overview of our journey! Here are a few stats: No of countries visited: 5 No of locations visited: 62 Approx kms travelled: 50,000 No of lbs we collectively put on: 30 No of different beds we slept in: 52 No of different hire cars we drove: 5 No of Instagram pics with #ddmellonsontour: 249 No of pics Doug took on his Canon: 4805 No of pics on blog: 455 No of ...
... I made a start on uploading some of the pics to Facebook, but don't worry I won't put them all up ;) We went and got Checks at about 6 from Wymondham, and Dev was of course very excited. We had a good catch up with Jiggs and Annette, and in a nice surprise were invited to a first wedding anniversary party, as opposed to their wedding day; a good twist is always fun! It only took about an hour for Checks to settle back in. She was almost immediately being fussy and playful. Back ...
... the Trans-Siberian railway. The dream that sticks in my mind saw me staggering down an endless corridor in a dark, rocking carriage, ghost white birch trees flickering like strobes outside the window; while threatening, faceless Russians lurched past me in the night; a dream, a nightmare, an adrenalin rush and I hadn’t even left the cosy security of my own bed. So why do we put ourselves through it? Why do we travel?
I think the answer lies ...
This is the first Christmas/New Year period where there has not been the need to think about how to best use those very precious annual leave days. Taking Christmas Eve as a day off always seemed a waste as did the days between Boxing Day and New Years Day as there would be very few people in work and invariably it would be used as a time to catch up on e-mails, filing and tidying up ready for the start of the next year. It ...