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Blog describing my travels around the Americas

Hide the coke

We were rudely awoken at 8am on the 4th as the luggage had turned up. After breakfast we asked the concierge about getting to the bird gardens. He advised against walking as this would involve going along the motorway. Instead … Continue reading

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A very long night in Sydney

We had a relaxed day on the 30th and did very little. I helped Kim’s stepfather with his family tree, while Kim wrestled with the packing. The good news was that we had got rid of the presents we brought … Continue reading

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Windy Wellington

On the 27th we had a lie in before a pretty lazy day. We got to watch some New Zealand TV which looked an awful lot like British TV with programmes like The Chase and The Tipping Point. One exception … Continue reading

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Christmas in the country

We finally got into Wellington around midnight and were met at the airport by Kim’s mother and stepfather. It was about an hour’s drive to Paraparaumu beach. The next morning was Christmas Eve and we got up fairly early as … Continue reading

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A very very long day in Sydney

It started with a night flight from Heathrow on the 21st Dec. We were going for Xmas with Kim’s family in New Zealand. We had a 13 hour flight to Singapore, then half an hour for Kim to rush to … Continue reading

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From piste to crutch Pt II

The journey to the hospital took about 45 minutes and was fairly uneventful. They pushed me into the entrance and said I might have to wait a while. ¬†This turned out to be more like 3 hours at least. Actually … Continue reading

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From piste to crutch Pt I

It’s been a while since I last blogged but thought my recent¬†adventures were worth writing about. So skiing trip as usual. This year Kim and I and Dave got an apartment in Flaine, France and then Andrea came over for … Continue reading

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