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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 ...
... 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 ...
... several top sights including Times Square which really buzzed!
We first met John and Vanessa in Marmaris, Turkey and have been friends since then. They very kindly came to join us in Beaufort to help us as crew but we all ended up as tourists exploring the area, travelling south as far as St Augustine in Florida and north to Charleston, South Carolina. It was sunny but not at all warm. We all enjoyed the ‘American Experience’ but I for one ...
... castle here. (You can see why this was such an important place for the defence of England over the centuries-it is sort of like the front door).
Henry II (who had arranged the martyrdom of Thomas a Becket) was living it up here in style in the 1100's and it was strengthened and modified through the centuries facing different foe, ...
... made straight for the Ladies, trying to look nonchalant among the rather smart clientele. We washed the worst of the mud off then had a well-earned drink, before returning to the flat, putting our clothes in the washing machine and getting in the bath!
Meanwhile, back in Bournemouth, disaster had struck. John phoned from hospital to say Mum had broken her ankle! Luckily it wasn’t the sort of ...