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The London Eye

I had in mind to make a post about the London Eye a while back. This was going to be based on some old pictures I had taken when we lived and worked in London. Since then, we made a … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Some UK Stuff

A short while ago, Nancy and I returned from a vacation in the UK. We had an excellent time and ended up seeing and doing a ton of interesting things. Consequently, the blog is going to have a stream of … Continue reading

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Kites at St Annes

In putting together a recent post about the kite festival in San Ramon I was taken back to my kite flying exploits when I lived in Lancashire. I had always been a kite fan as a kid and had a … Continue reading

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Town of Edgcumbe

This is a very self indulgent post (as if having a blog isn’t self indulgent enough). Many years ago, we spent our honeymoon in Cornwall. Just outside the town we stayed in was a small village. We drove through it … Continue reading

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RHDR

There are plenty of historic railways in the UK but most of them are a tourist attraction and operate at limited speed to allow people to experience something from days gone by. However, there is a slightly more unusual railway … Continue reading

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Lifeboat Launch

As a kid growing up by the sea in the UK, I had a fascination with lifeboats which remains to this day. For those of you not from the UK, the sea rescue service in the UK might come as … Continue reading

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Painswick

Another famous Cotswold village about which I knew nothing is Painswick.  I am beginning to think that I am clueless about my own country!  Even so, I managed to get us there (even if a little GPS assistance was involved). … Continue reading

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Bibury

Nancy had looked at some possible places to visit while we were in the Cotswolds and one of them was Bibury.  I had never heard of the place but it turns out that this is one of the most photographed … Continue reading

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Sheffield Park Gardens

One of our transit days in the UK had us moving from the Cotswolds back to Surrey for my Dad’s birthday party.  En route, we decided to take a detour to an old favorite location of ours.  When we lived … Continue reading

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Burford

Our stay in the Cotswolds needed a base and Burford was the place we chose.  It is Oxfordshire rather than Gloucestershire but just about sneaks in on the edge of an area that I don’t think has a hard boundary … Continue reading

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