Bridge the Travel Gap

Europe

Back in England

Back in England

After a year of travelling, we are back in England. I write this blog watching the rain fall outside my window. It is odd to be home after being on the road for a year. Nothing has really changed except…

Henley – Miss Givings

Henley – Miss Givings

The first month is drawing to an end and what a month! this week I left my home of 16 years to go straight into a week run of my one woman show – Miss Givings.

This was the reason we did not leave sooner, as this Festival was booked ages ago and I was keen to be able to do a whole week on one place – quite a luxury for a show of this type.

Leaving Home and heading to Henley Fringe Festival

Leaving Home and heading to Henley Fringe Festival

What a week its been! I arrived back from Holland on Monday, hitting the ground running by arriving home and then going straight out to pick up my computer, which was having a tune up; for my trip around the world, then it was remove the bed from the spare room with a lovely finish of a BBQ on the beach with my walking ladies (a group I started in September and am now having to leave behind!) – what a great way to start the week!

First stop South Holland

First stop South Holland

First stop South Holland We have been in Holland around a week and had a wonderful time. Our first stop was a hotel near Schiphol as we arrived late. Surprisingly, it was a nice hotel that took two short bus…

Beringe, Holland (there are 6 Beringes in a very close radius of this one)

Beringe, Holland (there are 6 Beringes in a very close radius of this one)

Wow, already week 2 of my 52 weeks are done! The time seems to be flying already, and I have not even made it onto the plane to take me back to Canada. I have had an excellent week with Johns rellies in the south of Holland.

London, UK

London, UK

This is my first letter of my 52 week adventure going round the world. So, how this works is each week I will write to someone on my list, picked randomly and I will post it online on this blog – just in case the letter does not reach its destination. The letter includes a card with a random quote, which I hope you will enjoy.

A Visit to Shoreham Fort near Brighton

Last Sunday we visited Shoreham Fort which was built in 1857 during a period where England were worried about France. A lot of the fort has been removed but there is a group trying to get it rebuilt and there…

Afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace with the Queen

Afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace with the Queen After 8 years of trying to go to a Queen’s Garden Party through the New Zealand Embassy at Buckingham Palace I had given up. It seems that unless you know someone, are…

The Titanic Museum in Belfast is cursed

The Titanic Museum in Belfast is cursed

The Titanic Museum in Belfast is cursed After a visit to Dublin with my in-laws we went on to Belfast for a few days to bring in the New Year in fine style. Well, that was the plan. Instead I…