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... Any way New Zealand, how did that occur?, well when I was 18 or so (some time in the 80's) and feeling restless and without any idea where my life was going (split family, sad times, confused youth) I had an invite from a relative to visit them in Christchurch. Owen was my mothers cousin and he lived with a lovely Kiwi lady named Jenny. I handed in my notice at work and a few weeks ...
... perfectly for all concerned. The weather was very kind to us, with glorious sunshine every day, even if a few of them were a little chilly early on. Hurricane Sandy threatened to spoil things, which she sadly did across Haiti, Jamaica, The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic before missing us and veering north towards the upper half of the eastern seaboard. We were extremely fortunate to only have some ...
... me to go with the flow more, there and on our return, but I'm now starting to think it will have the opposite effect. Anyway, today is our last 'free day' and I should be ironing and packing (see, I even feel the need to iron clothes that will be stuffed in a backpack!). I'm feeling my first lesson will be to pack light - and if I can't I'll just hide it in Shane's back pack. And yes, I have a back pack - who'd have thought ...
... today... and it being a Friday afternoon, the traffic was heavy anyway.
The A12 was stiff with lorries playing their little games.
The traffic might have been heavy heading north, but heading south it was solid for miles, due to a car and a lorry having had a coming together just by the Dartford Tunnel.
Was 5pm too early to open a bottle of red?
Let the weekend begin!
... of the Temple of Claudius. Work began around 1076. Since 1855 the castle has been the town's museum. Both buildings were constructed by the Normans using reused bricks and stones from the old Roman town. Next day, we said our goodbyes to Steve and Myra and headed for Luton and caught up with Ali and Jamie, Polly and Simon, Charlotte and Graham, Daniel, Ashley, Don and also Tara. All enjoyed roast dinner at The Raven in Hexton Village - YUM. Finished up at Jolly Coopers for a ...
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