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Aug 4, 2012 - A Yogi's Future?
Today, I literally got chased down the street by a "yogi" from Punjab, India who said I will get a job promotion in Dec 2012, I have two brothers, lived in the US with one boyfriend, I will be married in 2013, right now two men love me but I am only thinking of one, and one of my female friends is jealous and we won't be friends much longer. Oh and I have a very happy and shining star face.Jump to full entry
Jul 30, 2012 - Olympics 2012 with Nish!!
It's always fun when people you know show up, across the pond, and meet up with you. Between naval ships, a spinnaker, photo key chain, The London Eye, and an unexpected all nighter, nothing could have prepared me for the adventure I was about to embark on with David Nish aka Nish!!.Jump to full entry
Sep 11, 2011 - Final day before we go!!
Had a nice relaxing morning after packing all day yesterday. Met up on Portsdown Hill for one of Mick's Famous Burgers with a few friends and family again. Seats now booked, boarding passes printed. Now doing final checks before heading up to Heathrow tomorrow afternoon. Getting excited. Not sure if I will sleep with the in flight entertainment.Jump to full entry
Sep 6, 2011 - Doing the rounds!!
Trying ot get into a habbit of writing these things and practicing putting a photo on. Hopefully you can all see it?!! It has been quite a busy schedule these last few weeks catching up with family and friends before we go. Been to Bournemouth and Oxford and last night met up with the Parry family and went to Toby's Carvery for a meal. The last proper roast dinner we will have for the next 6 months. Parsnips weren't the best, but it still went down well!! Recommend the cherry waffle!! Tonight, off to the cinema with Gemma's dad. Third...Jump to full entry
Aug 4, 2011 - Portsmouth, England
The next day we drove to Portsmouth and spent the better part of the day visiting the Historic Portsmouth Dockyard. Here we toured the HMS Victory (of Battle of Trafalgar fame, the ship where Admiral Lord Nelson lost his life) and the HMS Warrior (the only surviving member of Queen Victoria's Black Battle Fleet and one of the most influential warships ever built). Both were very interesting to tour, and have been beautifully restored. You buy a single ticket to all of the attractions on the Historic Dockyard, and there is much more to see...Jump to full entry
Nov 28, 2010 - Portsmouth - Day 2
Last day in Porsmouth. Late awakening which was nice. Then a stroll down to the Gunwharf Quays for some retail therapy. We then had a fantastic Sunday Roast lunch at the Lady Hamilton Pub. Absolutely first rate. Then back to finish the retail therapy. We then had a few ales in The George just near the RMC and a bit of a chat with the locals and the Aussie barman. Then I took a walk up past HMS Nelson before we headed out for dinner at the Quays. After a couple of drinks in the RMC bar it was off to pack for a early start tomorrow. Plan for...Jump to full entry
Nov 27, 2010 - Portsmouth - Day 1
Well here we are for our first full day in Portsmouth. Little bit overcast today not bright and sunny like yesterday. A hint of snow in the air. Off to Gosport to visit the Stoke Gallery, Submarine Museum and the George and Dragon. Then might be catching up with Jess Fulton in the afternoon in Pompey and then we are having dinner with Dixie (ex RN Submariner), Carol and their kids at the Gunwharf. Should be a fun day.Jump to full entry
Nov 26, 2010 - Plymouth - Day 1
Off to Plymouth today from Portsmouth. Bit cold and sleety here in Padstow and there is snow further inland at Bodmin where we have to catch the train. Arrived in Plymouth to beautiful blue skies and our hotel is a few steps from the Hoe. So its off up the Hoe to explore and then down to the Barbican. It is just a marvellous area and the weather is fantastic!...Jump to full entry
Sep 11, 2010 - At Hayling Island
In Hayling Island, at Inn on the Beach I had lunch with my cousin Sue, who I have not seen for 40 years, and her husband, Charles. We talked continuously for three hours, focussing on updating each other about our families. Sue had many questions about my sisters. I had a photo album with pictures of family and the areas where we live. Their son, Harry is completing field studies for a phd on baboon adaptations to stresses in Namibia. They are going with their daugher Alice to meet with him and his fiance for a holiday in south western...Jump to full entry
Sep 9, 2010 - Arrival At Hayling Island
After three attempts to leave Lethridge and a three hour flight delay I have started my Masters Worlds sailing adventure. My 60 dollar enhancement to get leg room on the bargain basement ticket was of questionable value because this flight was the modern day equivalent of a Nepalese bus ride, minus chickens. The open area in front of my seat became the social centre/stretching gym for all the old folks, mothers and babies, and courting twenty somethings on the packed airplane. That provided in-flight entertainment but no sleep. After a...Jump to full entry
Aug 14, 2010 - Hastings to Portsmouth (and back to prosperity)
After playing on a deserted beach, and having coffee at the only open beachside establishment in Hastings, we were wondering if both sides of the channel had been left in disrepair since the 1970s. But things changed suddenly driving through Eastbourne. The whole town was alive, there was an airshow on, and there were flowerboxes and people who looked like they cared. On to Brighton, this town had similar levels of activity. A quick pub lunch and it was on to another beach and then a lovely hotel in Portsmouth, near a marina. The hotel was...Jump to full entry
Jul 24, 2010 - Portsmouth
Lazy day for us today. We got up a bit late, and went out to see the places in Portsmouth where Ali grew up. We went to the house she lived in on Westfield Avenue, the school she attended (Wallisdean Infant School)and then a few of the local sites she recalled. From there we went to Hayling Island for breakfast. It was a lovely little place, and reminded me a little bit of Torquay or some other coastal Victorian town, only Torquay circa 1995, before it became a massive suburb. It was a "Traditional" english breakfast, bacon, eggs, beans,...Jump to full entry