UK 2019 – Part 5

Just look at these two! These faces greeted us in Balham! Introducing brothers Mustaine and Anchovy. They were huge personalities and well, just huge cats! Balham was a wonderful surprise to me. I loved it! Our new home was in a clean, quiet street just around the corner from a lively, interesting part of town. We were surrounded by open park spaces and in easy reach of Tooting, Streatham and Wandsworth. All these areas had their own unique colourful character

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UK 2019: Part 3

Hello Kensington! And 'Hello!' to Florence and Frieda! Kensington was home for a truly wonderful three weeks! Florence and Frieda were such sweethearts. They had their quirks but they were well behaved on walks (apart from when a squirrel was in sight) and great company when we stayed home. Kensington is just the best location. Kensington High Street offers all you could possibly need. Holland Park, Notting Hill, Kensington Gardens, the Albert Hall, Hyde Park and many museums are all

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UK 2019: Part 2

It's hard to know exactly what I find so welcoming and interesting about London. Maybe it's just because it's familiar! Although, London is never completely familiar - it's constantly changing! This year home took shape in places I'd never previously stayed. What fun! Highgate was one such place and Figaro was our next host! We stayed in a lovely flat just down the road from Highgate tube station. The area is a fair way out of central London but public

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UK 2019: Part 1

Spring was in full swing and May was upon us again so it was time to think about our annual escapade! As birds fly south in winter we so made our annual migration in the opposite direction (ish) for the summer. Our flights tend to be booked with whichever airline gives us the best deal, price balanced with time in the air and stopovers. We're not so loyal when it comes to air travel. We are however, pretty set in

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UK 2018: Part 1

And so it was that we returned to the UK. We had a plan which had only been growing for the last few weeks but we did have a plan...and it was coming together. This year we were trying out a new travel experience. We were going to pet-sit our way around the country, or at least try to for most of the trip. We'd signed up with a new website TrustedHousesitters.com. It was a relatively straightforward process but we

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September 2017: Wing, London and back to Wing

WING We never thought our trip would extend into September but it did, and we made the most of our last month. For those who have never heard of Wing, and many have not, it's a small village in the UK set somewhere between Aylesbury and Milton Keynes. It seems to be on the border of two counties for sometimes it is claimed to be in Buckinghamshire whilst other times it is part of Bedfordshire. Either way it's within the

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May 2017 (Chiang Mai and London)

May started much like the previous months, but ended with a flurry of social events and DejaLulu business before heading off for a few months in Europe! Another month was beckoned in from our cozy life in Chiang Mai. The rains were just starting which brought the insects and some unexpected flooding!       It didn't stop the gathering of friends, singers or lunchtime buddies                   May also saw the unexpected birth of 'Choc Dee', which

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Travel Blog: Week 75

Southern Thailand - Koh Phangan Week 75: 14.04.2014 - 20.04.2014 Monday:- Today was my last full day on Koh Phangan! I had breakfast, worked out and meditated. Then we set off for lunch in Thong Sala. We parked up and had a wander around town - I wanted to see if there were any last minute souvenirs to take home. As it was once again the restaurant we wanted to try was closed and not open until 5pm. However, right next

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