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... New York on the way to Mexico)
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 ...
We leave tomorrow. The preparations (which can be broadly categorised as wedding, work, and travel related) have been almost all consuming. As for the wedding, Dorette has been heroic and I'm looking forward to it with excitement and trepidation in equal measure. I'll save the rest of what I have to say for the day itself, as is only right. As for work, I am being retained by my firm as a remote consultant and I'm ...
... on places he knew in Kent.
Rochester has really milked this for all it’s worth and there are plaques on buildings claiming a connection to Dickens, businesses named after his characters and books, plus a few Dickens museums in Kent. We also saw the Swiss chalet from Dickens’ garden where he wrote some of his books.
Rochester’s original Cathedral was built in the 7th century but the present building was started around 1080 ...
... s continues the medieval practice of ringing the curfew bell at 8pm. This announced the time for geese and pigs to be turned out into the streets to consume household rubbish. (There used to be a 5am goose-bell warning householders to retrieve their animals before they were impounded.) Until 1683, the Mayor was elected in St Clement’s by common consent. No-one declined the offer to be Mayor - it was the right of the townspeople ...
... whilst Genevieve and I watched the falconry show and visited the exotic bird aviary where we saw a NZ kea. We explored the castle and learnt about its history over the last 900 years. Wendy and I picked raspberries on our return and we sat down to a delicious roast chicken dinner. It was great to have the time to natter away while the girls watched a movie with George and Freddie.