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Caro



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
Posts: 3000


Location: Owaka, New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:28 am    Post subject: Coming to see you.  Reply with quote

At 6am tomorrow we set out for Singapore (three days over Chinese New Year - quite by chance) and then to Britain for about two months to visit our son, daughter-in-law and their baby, and have a good look round.  London, Northumberland, Durham, Cambridge, and maybe a week somewhere else, possible on the Continent.  

I won't be able to be in as frequent contact as usual but will try and pop in at intervals.  Shouldn't be a problem at my son's but might be less likely when travelling.  I have packed Under the Greenwood Tree, a Martha Grimes crime novel, a little thing about the millennium by Robert Lacey, and I Coriolanus, a child's historical novel.  Will be able to buy plenty of cheap books at your second-hand shops when I get there.  

Cyclone is coming over Cairns in Australia (where my brother-in-law lives) so hope that won't mean excessive turbulence.  And I hope I can get out of the aeroplane toilets!  Another brother-in-law came home from Alaska recently with a clot from not moving enough on the plane - not serious, fortunately.  

Cheers, Caro.


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Marita



Joined: 21 Nov 2008
Posts: 511


Location: Flanders, Belgium

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a safe journey, Caro and a nice stay on this half of the globe.

Marita


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Gino



Joined: 20 Dec 2008
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:32 am    Post subject: Visit Reply with quote

Are you familiar with Singapore, a wonderful airport puts LHR to shame.
If you have a long stopover there you can have a free city trip if you book promply.
PS free internet there.



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Sandraseahorse



Joined: 21 Nov 2008
Posts: 1170



PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you enjoy your stay, Caro.


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county_lady



Joined: 21 Nov 2008
Posts: 633


Location: N Worcs.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caro I hope your journey is trouble free and I'm looking forward to reading your posts from wherever - whenever you can be in touch.


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Ann



Joined: 21 Nov 2008
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Location: Worcestershire

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly the weather will still be cold and damp while you are here but welcome from me too. I hope you enjoy the family and find lots of good books.


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Apple



Joined: 24 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a safe journey, and I hope you enjoy your time in the UK! There are many beautiful cities and towns to chose from, have a really good time and I hope the weather is reasonably kind to you!

If you get the chance I'd also recommend York and Lincoln as worth a visit.


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Castorboy



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
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Location: Castor Bay Auckland NZ

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple wrote:
If you get the chance I'd also recommend York and Lincoln as worth a visit.

Agreed, as of course is Durham and anywhere in Northumberland and the top end by the Border. The temp in the NE is about 4 degrees but improving every day. Even if you haven't packed any heavy top coats there is always the op shops for reasonable gear. Have a great time - I am sure the highlight will be cuddling your first grandchild!


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Joe Mac
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You certainly get around, don't you Caro? I wish I could up and leave for two months. I haven't had that much time off since I went to India for four months when I was 20.
I hope you have a wonderful time and I'm sure you will.


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Rod



Joined: 26 Oct 2010
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Location: Sheffield, UK

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, everyone.  We are here safely. Stayed two nights in Singapore - there for Chinese New Year, and ate VERY ethnically in an Indian restaurant - only Europeans there.  Everyone eating with their fingers.  

Wet in Sheffield, but I like cool weather.

Old enough to be able to take time off, Joe.  My husband's work is 40 hours a week over a year and he does them when he likes, so has caught up a bit and taken some unpaid leave.

Cheers, Caro.



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