Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Aug 18, 2011 - Yoo Hoo from UK.
Well finally found wifi! But then again hadn't really looked to hard,been so busy! We had an awesome flight. The A380 stopping in Singapore for only one hour,no I didn't get put in jail. Arrived at Huge Heathrow greeted by blue as blue sky and sunshine at 6am We took another light to Manchester all of half hour,seemed like nothing compared to the 23hr flight. Our hire car is a little ripper,hoots along but no where near as fast as the mad drivers doing 150 klm hr! Still it all moves perfectly.We headed for Nottingham about one hours drive...Jump to full entry
Aug 18, 2011 - Friends along the way..
Forgot to mention in my jet lagged delirium that at the airport checking in ,my name was called our by a friend I have known since 5yrs old....couldn't believe it...Simone was going to France had a drink with them,said goodbye when next I got a text from Kim saying she wAs at the airport,come all the way to say goodbye with the girls,what a wonderful surprise......what a send off! Xxxx Another lovely surprise was when we were At Nottingham castle mums school friend Pat came down the road,and we had the biggest hug, a few tears and chat...Jump to full entry
Sep 4, 2010 - On to Robyn Hode Territory
Now before you start on me about my spelling, the earliest surviving ballad of Robin Hood is "A Gest of Robyn Hode", about a fugitive from justice in about 1225. Stories have now been told for over 600 years of Robin Hood (or Robyn Hode as I prefer to call him now!) and his band of Merry Men, but likely the ballads and stories were a mixture of various colourful characters, along with metaphors for the fight of the common man against the authority figures of the time. Sherwood Forest, where Robyn, a master bowman and fearless outlaw, hid...Jump to full entry
Dec 8, 2009 - Finally made it out of customs
EAST MIDLANDS AIRPOR, GB 08/12/2009 23:55 DEPARTURE SCAN 08/12/2009 18:59 BROKERAGE RELEASED SHIPMENT. SHIPMENT IS SUBMITTED TO CLEARING AGENCY FOR FURTHER CLEARANCE 08/12/2009 18:59 SHIPMENT ON HOLD AWAITING PAYMENT OF DUTY & TAX / RELEASED BY CLEARING AGENCY. NOW IN-TRANSIT FOR DELIVERY 08/12/2009 14:44 SHIPMENT ON HOLD AWAITING PAYMENT OF DUTY & TAX / RELEASED BY CLEARING AGENCY. NOW IN-TRANSIT FOR DELIVERY 08/12/2009 14:44 PACKAGE DATA PROCESSED BY BROKERAGE. WAITING FOR CLEARANCE 08/12/2009 14:44 SHIPMENT ON HOLD AWAITING...Jump to full entry
Dec 7, 2009 - Stuck in Customs
EAST MIDLANDS AIRPOR, GB 07/12/2009 23:15 SHIPMENT ON HOLD AWAITING PAYMENT OF DUTY & TAX / RELEASED BY CLEARING AGENCY. NOW IN-TRANSIT FOR DELIVERY 07/12/2009 23:15 PACKAGE DATA PROCESSED BY BROKERAGE. WAITING FOR CLEARANCE 07/12/2009 23:15 SHIPMENT ON HOLD AWAITING PAYMENT OF DUTY & TAX 07/12/2009 23:15 PACKAGE DATA PROCESSED BY BROKERAGE. WAITING FOR CLEARANCE / RELEASED BY CLEARING AGENCY. NOW IN-TRANSIT FOR DELIVERY Had to stay the night in customs and they still won't let me through. They say that they have tried to contact...Jump to full entry
Dec 6, 2009 - Landed in England
EAST MIDLANDS AIRPOR, GB 06/12/2009 23:45 SHIPMENT ON HOLD AWAITING PAYMENT OF DUTY & TAX / RELEASED BY CLEARING AGENCY. NOW IN-TRANSIT FOR DELIVERY 06/12/2009 23:45 PACKAGE DATA PROCESSED BY BROKERAGE. WAITING FOR CLEARANCE 06/12/2009 23:45 SHIPMENT ON HOLD AWAITING PAYMENT OF DUTY & TAX 06/12/2009 23:45 PACKAGE DATA PROCESSED BY BROKERAGE. WAITING FOR CLEARANCE / RELEASED BY CLEARING AGENCY. NOW IN-TRANSIT FOR DELIVERY 06/12/2009 22:00 ARRIVAL SCAN PHILADELPHIA, PA, US 06/12/2009 10:35 DEPARTURE SCAN 06/12/2009 9:58 DEPARTURE...Jump to full entry
Sep 26, 2009 - Have arrived!
London to Hong Kong the long way (and possibly the wrong way). Qatar Airways to Doha, 6 hours 30 mins, 6 hour wait in Dohar then 8 hours 45 mins Dohar to Hong Kong, total 21 hours 15 mins !! One compensation, well looked after on both flights, 5 star airline. Hong Kong - city of contrasts - clean, ultra modern Metro and buildings right alongside run down and impoverished buildings and people. Ripped off by taxi driver who dumped me at the wrong hotel.Jump to full entry
Sep 24, 2009 - Nottingham
I have been signed up to a blog, so am now obliged to use one... Day -1: I am leaving tomorrow, I am really excited but most of all, my friends have made it really hard for me to leave as I have been treated and fussed over for 2 weeks. I am mostly packed up and ready. My ipod is rubbish; it has selfishly run out of memory space and I can't take any new music with me. I will really miss new music, but not Starbuck's cause apparently they have those all over the world..... I will try and write something interesting when I arrive in Bangkok....Jump to full entry
Sep 16, 2009 - Stonehenge, Bath & Nottingham - in 1 day !
First on the list today is Stonehenge, but only after yet another bacon and egg, full English breakfast which of course was included in our Bed&Breakfast. We headed out and found Stonehenge, which Colin had described to us as ‘a bunch of lego blocks in a field’. The site is quite breathtaking. They give you your personal electronic tour guide which you listen too as you make your way around the stones. It was a great place to visit we spent over an hour at the site, despite the howling wind. After Stonehenge we travelled onto the town of...Jump to full entry
Aug 28, 2009 - 28th Home!
Home at last! Cats still alive! Horrible drive back from Dover, gale force winds nearly blowing us over a few times! Bank holiday traffic added to our woes! 5 hours from Dover to Nottingham. Myrtle has done it! 4300miles in total our trip! Up mountains, 45deg road temps and this old Citroen never missed a beat! Now when can we go again? Anna & MichaelJump to full entry
Aug 7, 2009 - Nearly off!
6.30pm and waiting for my good wife to return home from the hairdressers. Then we are pretty much good to go. Instructions have been left for the cat sitters! Thanks Sis and thanks to Liz, Ian and Nathan for helping! Im sure Max and Paddy the cats will be okay. theres a months worth of food and treats. Van had a good clean this afternoon, needed to shift the pattern of muddy paw marks! I had my desk cleared by 4pm and so got all those random bits and pieces loaded that you seem to accumulate. Kites, jerrycans, warning triangles, spare bulbs...Jump to full entry
Aug 6, 2009 - Departure date looms!
Hi everyone! We hope to keep this updated as we go so you can all keep up with our adventures! Please add your email address to receive notifications every time we update our blog! Or if you like just bookmark this page and do drop in from time to time! Leave a comment or two if you please! Its nice to hear from everyone! Michael and Anna Thursday 6th August 2009. Mid afternoon and bored at work! Thursday afternoon and the blogging begins! Departure is tomorrow evening and is now sooo close theres no time for errors! The excitement is...Jump to full entry