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Now I have a blog

and i am so cool, ice cold even.

all seasons in one day 19 °C

I have decided a blog is going to be easier to upkeep than a constant string of emails. But since its taken me two weeks of travel to actually start this these first couple of entries might look a little confused????

I arrived at Heathrow at 6am on Tuesday 18 May. What a marathon of a flight. Something like 26 hours in a plan plus the 6 hours in Singapores Airport (which I spent watching movies, walking around aimlessly and then eventually having an average one flavor meal from one of the restaurants).

Got picked up by Mark and Trish (some family friends) and stayed with them in Maidenhead for the first four nights. Took the time to get my bearings, beat jetlag and adjust to english time. set up a bank account (i can recommend Lloyds, really easy), got a cheap, shitty little phone. Went for a couple of walks up and down the Thames past the locks and almost as far as Windsor but I turned around to soon so will have to go back there some other time. Even managed to have a BBQ in the weak English sun with Mark and Trish and Panda and Anne. Just like home.
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On Saturday (22nd) I headed all the way thru to Borough Green and Wrotham to stay with Mum's aunt Marj and Ken. This country is way greener than I had imagined or remembered. Enjoyed a nice typical pub meal and was given a bit of a tour of Tonbridge Wells and the surrounding area. On the Sunday we went to Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill. He was quite some man. The sun was intense and I helped Marj in the gardens but I really only was lifting the heavy things which I'm quite good at.

Monday and alongside the ladies of the Womens Institute in Kent I caught the train to London and from there shit got real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ashneale 06:48 Archived in United Kingdom

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