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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 1:18 am    Post subject: Fleeing the country again Reply with quote

Hi guys, won't be on much over the next few days and weeks, I'm off to England on Wednesday till June 2. Going to Suffolk for a week to do some wildflower photography, also Legoland, a couple of days in Belfast to see the rellies, a few days seeing a mate in Milton Keynes and last but not least, a huge sci-fi convention.
Will miss y'all, but will have some happy memories of our reunion to think of.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a great time. Will miss your instalments
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Phyl, they'll be back when I'm back.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a great time Judith. Talk to you when you get back.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess what- I've just teed up a meet with Carol Simonds on Sunday, she lives not far from where I'm staying over the weekend so I've contacted her and we're going to meet up in Windsor and have afternoon tea. Isn't that exciting, she lived directly opposite us in the hostel- arrived about two weeks after us but went back to England when the two years was up. Some of you would have gone to school with her and her sisters Wendy and Kay at Seaholme.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's terrific Judith. She possibly remembers my sister Dianne and brother David. Doubt she would remember me as I was so much older.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Judith,sure you'll have a good time in London. We go to London quite a few times, love the place. If you go to watch a show then go to see Oliver, brilliant show well worth it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Eileen, I don't mind the old Oliver, love the songs.
But I won't be doing London this time, only Windsor then straight to Suffolk.

Looks like we're having a mini-reunion, as both Carol Simonds' sisters are coming for afternoon tea on Sunday, what a bonus. We're hoping to go to the Crooked House tearooms in Windsor- it's worth a google, it's amazing!

That's it from me for a while, hopefully my laptop will work sometimes along the way.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds very exciting. Not done Windor, will give it a try sometime and checkout the tea-room. Have a good time Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:22 pm    Post subject: London Reply with quote

Where are you leaving from Judith, I will be in London on the 1st June and probably the 2nd which is when you are leaving, let me know if you are availbale for coffee or something a bit stronger. I will be touring that part of the world for about a month
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw bummer, that's the day I leave to come home- what a waste of opportunity. cry
Well I met up yesterday as planned with |Carol, Wendy and Kay Simonds, and we had a wonderful afternoon at a teahouse in Windsor. They brought loads of old photos and we had plenty of laughs. Their memories are sketchy on many things-they went back in 1966- but we managed to resurface quite a few once we got talking. It was great to see them again.
Weather is amazing so far, and I'm glad to have made it here in between volcanoes, just heard it's playing up again and airports are closed. I went to Legoland on Saturday and I'm off to Suffolk tomorrow for a week.
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had a lovely afternoon in the Crooked House in Windsor having afternoon tea. Lots of reminiscing over photos and funny stories from Judith. I forgot my camera!! but both Judith and Kay had cameras so hopefully photos will be posted on the site too. Been reading about the reunion, and hearing from Judith, looking at photos from the reunion etc. Would loved to have been there, maybe one day we'll get out to Australia!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last post from me for a couple of weeks. I'm off to a Dr.Who convention in Los Angeles on Friday, will be back on March 5. Looking forward to catching up with the sci-fi mates and being a tacky tourist for two weeks.
Will continue the memoirs when I get back- there's so much more to go. Very Happy
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Have a great time Aussietrekker,look forward to your return. Cool Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having a great time in Ireland with our Victoria. I went to the old US air base outside Belfast where Mum was a dance hostess during the war, and a trivia night at Dad's old RSL. (British Legion). And Susan Gillet is also on the road, we're catching up in Manchester in a few days. Happy days.
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