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London: London Eye
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23 Sep 2010

Wroughton Wiltshire

Wroughton Wiltshire

Some pictures from a day wandering around the village where I grew up and where lots of my relatives still live (see a map). I left when I was 10 so it brings back lots of memories. View Larger Map...

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20 Sep 2010

Avebury and Stonehenge

Avebury and Stonehenge

Hit the ground running on our first day in the UK. We arrived around 5.30am and were picked up from the airport by Uncle Alan. After driving us back to Wroughton and feeding us he then drove us off to see some of the sites of Wiltshire. Avebury Ancient stone circle much larger than it's more famous cousin plus a great old church. Stonehenge We all know what it looks like and it is incredible. Although I knew it was going to be busy I was still surprised at how many people were there. Ambienc...

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20 Sep 2010

Flying from Brisbane to London

Flying from Brisbane to London

It's been 20 years since I've done one of these flights. Things I notice that have changed No smoking Lots less talking and reading -  everyone has their own video screen with a choice of things to watch Hot towels delivered with tongs Cold - I'm sure the air conditioning wasn't cranked up that high in the past Thing that haven't The coffee The feeling your body gets after trying to sleep whilst sitting up crammed into a small space The queue for the toilets, particularly ...

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18 Sep 2010

Leaving Home…

Leaving Home…

After weeks of ever-increasing chaos - researching, organising, list-making and checking we're off on our eight week odyssey. First stop is Brisbane for our dear old friend's 40th on Saturday night. Then, on Monday afternoon we hop on a plane and we're off. After a short stop in Singapore we'll be arriving in London for the first leg of the trip. Acacia, 14, and Minnie, 11, will be sharing their experiences as we go so stay tuned......

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