Travel Blogs from Chilham
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8. Go to Barbados/Bahamas/Bali
9. Visit Bondi beach
10. Cinema with dinner
11. Jazz show with dinner
12. Eat in a Michelin star restaurant
13. Learn to meditate
14. Be a Size 10 ✅ (I made it to a size 8 with lots of help from my bootcamp group and from a low carb diet – see photos below!)
15. See northern lights
16. Visit an ice hotel
17. Learn to cook Thai ...
... and a little more philanthropic one day. For now my work and study should keep me out of trouble. As for the travel, our most amazing feat has been to reduce our entire lives into two backpacks and two microwave sized boxes. Before the great purge Dorette and I filled a two bedroom flat with our belongings. It's confirmed what I already knew - we over consume. That's damaging on many levels, not least the ...
I hate travelling. I would rather jump in the car and poodle towards my destination. However this morning the alarm clock went off at 3 am, the taxi arrived at 4, we picked Jeanne and Bryan at 4:30, we arrived at Gatwick at 5:10 - and the annoyance started. There was a queue out of the building that we walked straight past only to find out it was this line that we were supposed to join. I had winged to Jane for booking the ...
... an over 500 year old dwelling with low ceilings, half timbered interior walls and many antiques - originally being a guesthouse for pilgrims on route to Canterbury. Paula, the owner, recommended the local pub for dinner. It turned out the dining room was booked out, there was a wine tasting evening on. We were actually invited to the wine tasting because they had one free table; Graham will be disappointed that we turned it down and just ...
... and one in WWII. A grandson inherited it and sold it at auction around 1952 to be razed by a developer for a hotel. The local community bought it for 5000 pounds to preserve it and sold it to Charles Henry Robinson, an American, who restored it and lived there about 17 weeks a year. When he died at the age of 85, in 1973 he left it to the National Trust.
Tuesday took us to Penshurst Place. Still ...