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Archive for July, 2007

Tipi nation

July 31st, 2007

Slap mouth with upwards-pointing, open palm whilst saying “ah”. All who know me will doubtless agree that I am a romantic at heart. I really wanted to give SQ the warmest welcome into our UK tour: Snuggling up in a Native American-style tipi in the midst of the beautiful sunny countryside of the Isle of […]

Sorting the men from the boys

July 30th, 2007

Here’s a tip for the girls. When faced with a red wiggly worm slithering its way across your tent and blocking your escape, don’t rely on your boyfriend to remove it for you. Men are generally as scared as you. What you need, as I discovered, is a 6 year old boy. Call him over […]

Be careful what you wish for

July 30th, 2007

Immediately following my last post appealing for some sun, the weather picked-up and I now find myself applying our new B&B hostess’s aftersun to my noggin in an effort to reduce the effects of mild sunburn received whilst admiring the view from the top deck of the ferry coming back from the Isle of Wight.

Would someone please invent a weather machine?

July 29th, 2007

We’ve been wandering around the Isle of Wight–soaked-through–for about 4 days now. Full story to follow shortly of course, but for now I’ve only got a couple of minutes left in this cybercafe and I just wanted to appeal to the scientists amongst you to please hurry up and develop a weather machine to save […]

Updated itinerary

July 25th, 2007

We’ve updated our itinerary and will continually add dates and places as we make further plans – if you fancy some days away please come and join us!

And we’re off!

July 25th, 2007

We always knew that driving away from the flat for the last time would be a bit weird. Our plans to tour Britain before going further afield would mean that there would be no airport, harbour or train station; as is usually associated with a Big Trip. Rather, we’d just pack a few bags into […]

A tale of two nurses

July 23rd, 2007

I’m not in the medical trade. Far from it. I really don’t know the first thing about the game. But I do know this: There are two types of nurse; ones who can inject vaccines (and take blood) and ones who cannot. The nurse–who shall remain nameless–at my local GP’s surgery is unfortunately a classic […]

Farewell my sweet, Italian chicken baguette

July 21st, 2007

So long sweet, sweet Italian chicken. Goodbye crisp lettuce leaves. Adios fresh cucumber and tomato slices. Au revoir squidgy baguette. For today, I ate what will likely be my last Sergio’s Italian chicken baguette for at least twelve months. Arrivederci! Ci vediamo l’anno prossimo!

Making sure there is still a world for us to explore

July 18th, 2007

I’m so excited about our plans to explore the world. But for how long will we be able to see all that there is to see now? I’m certainly not an eco-warrior and I don’t even consider myself to be particularly green. However, I am becoming increasingly concerned about our throwaway ethos here in the […]

Boosting stuff into storage

July 17th, 2007

We’re boosting our stuff into parental storage in Leicester and Newport right now. Normal service will resume towards the end of the week. (daveb gets to play the angry white van man for a few days.)