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We’re in serious pack-up mode with only 1 week to go! We arranged for 35kg of acquired stuff to be shipped back to Melbourne this morning. Karen saved us 200 pounds on the Royal Mail cost by doing a bit of research on the web. We’re using a company that specializes in excess baggage shipments. […]

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We caught the bus from near our site this morning, and made our way into London. The bus route that we are on is a great one, and takes us past many of the famous sights into Piccadilly Circus. As we drove past Big Ben, Daniel commented “Oh, I remember this town Mummy!” Little snippets […]

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Another unexciting day I’m afraid, and not even any photos to spice it up sorry! We had quite a long drive today to London, so we left the campsite early. We have become experts at packing up and getting away early, and 7:45am felt quite late for us! The London campsite we are at is […]

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Safety goggles on and hammers in hand, we took to the beach to look for fossils this morning. There have been thousands of fossils found near the town of Charmouth from the Jurassic period. The eroding cliffs often have landslides, and these can contain fossilized remains. The information centre displayed whole dinosaur skeletons and many […]

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Not much to report today, so I’m afraid rather boring for those persistent souls still reading our Blog.  The Marslands took us to their church in Wotton-under-Edge this morning, which we found very friendly and inviting, then we bid them farewell. It has been lovely to get to know them better. Our plans from here […]

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In our usual last minute style, Tim rand Sue and Godfrey Marsland to see if we could come and visit them at their home in Wotton-under-egde. We had imposed on them before in their holiday home in France. The boys were begging us to spend some more time with them as they had been so […]

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Raining again this morning! I wonder if the Lakes District gets more rain than anywhere else or if it is just following us! Anyway, no takers for walking so we set off for Ironbridge (near Birmingham) which was 250 kms away. Ironbridge is a small town built on the side of a gorge. It is […]

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The boys were highly excited this morning to be boarding the long-awaited Jacobite steam train. We were given the most amazing seats in the old train, in a first class cabin just for us! It wasn’t really first class – the ‘proper’ first class passengers were busily munching their fresh scones and drinking champagne – […]

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We did a quick trip to Oban today to fill in time before the much anticipated Jacobite Express tomorrow which leaves Fort William at 10:20AM and returns at 4PM. It was raining persistently today (no surprise for Scotland) but we made the most of it. Oban was an interesting place for a day with plenty […]

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The day dawned bright and beautiful. It was hard to concentrate on schoolwork this morning with the sun glinting off the Loch right in front of us. An afternoon walk to the nearby township of Balmaha was extremely pretty, with ferns and towering trees alongside beach coves on the loch. The boys spent a lovely […]

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