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Bluenose's upcoming UK adventure
« on: December 15, 2015, 11:04:28 PM »
OK, all you Pommie HAFers, be warned of an impending Aussie invasion by the aforementioned me. I'm arriving in the UK in mid May 2016 and departing mid July.  I am planning on spending the first 2 weeks or so in the London area, then I'll be touring around, visiting various friends and family and stuff. I would love to get to meet any of the HAF crew that would like a visit from a wayward colonial. I'm happy to meet individually, or a group get together, or indeed both of the above. I'm looking to share tall tales and true, have a laugh (or twenty), maybe test you favourite local public house and/or restaurants or even a good fish and chippery or curry house if you know one. Suggestions of good things to see and do are most welcome.

If you can give me an approximate idea of your location it will help me plan a logical route around the country. Things i definitely want to visit are several of the museums in London (science, British & natural history) Grenwich, stonehenge, Portsmouth, the Fleet Air Arm museum at Yeovilton, and i don't know what else.
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Re: Bluenose's upcoming UK adventure
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 11:50:00 PM »
I'm in Leeds, Yorkshire. Google the following
Royal Armouries
Fountains Abbey
Whitby
York

I'll add more ideas later.

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Re: Bluenose's upcoming UK adventure
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 01:36:07 AM »
Yep, I'll be travelling alone, so I'm completely free to do what I want!  <grin>
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Re: Bluenose's upcoming UK adventure
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 05:41:19 AM »
I expect Claire will chip in with some iconic Yorkshire locations. If you get up to Leeds over the weekend we'll be able to get over to Manchester to see Crow and Claire if they're up for it.
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Re: Bluenose's upcoming UK adventure
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2015, 06:11:30 AM »
If I can find gainful employment by then or somehow magically conjure up some coinage, I might pop over again if there is going to be a thing.
I did miss Claire last time, after all.


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Re: Bluenose's upcoming UK adventure
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2015, 06:28:28 AM »
I hope you'll come and stay with us near Telford.  That's not a wonderful place to visit, but it's surrounded by places which are.  For example, Shrewsbury, Wroxeter, Ludlow, Ironbridge.

That's if our move goes OK.  If not, we'll still be near Hereford, which is a splendid town and surrounded by excellent places.  Either way, we'll be close to Wales.

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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 09:07:55 AM »
Well I know classes finish at the end of May and I will be finding employment soon so perhaps I can try to scrape up a plane ticket.
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Re: Bluenose's upcoming UK adventure
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2015, 11:45:38 AM »
Well I know classes finish at the end of May and I will be finding employment soon so perhaps I can try to scrape up a plane ticket.
You might be able to do London this time!
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Re: Bluenose's upcoming UK adventure
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 12:26:55 PM »
After my disaster last time, I'm not signing up to anything!












*whispers* However, if you do make it up North then hopefully I'll be able to join in.


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Re: Bluenose's upcoming UK adventure
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2015, 12:49:43 PM »
After my disaster last time, I'm not signing up to anything!




*whispers* However, if you do make it up North then hopefully I'll be able to join in.
Well this time we'll plan for when you know that you're in control of the day and come to you so there is no mix up.
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2015, 03:21:57 PM »
And if your ex starts screwing things up again we'll go have a little "talk" with him...  ;D


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Re: Bluenose's upcoming UK adventure
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2015, 12:44:53 AM »
Great! I plan on catching up with all of you! Fun!  I'll start making more definite plans after xmas

Oh, and Claire, I will be going up north, so you don't know what you've let yourself in for!  ;)
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Re: Bluenose's upcoming UK adventure
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2015, 01:06:17 AM »
Will you have your own car?
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Re: Bluenose's upcoming UK adventure
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2015, 04:28:17 AM »
Will you have your own car?

I have not decided whether I'll hire a car or a small camper van. Either way I will be mobile.
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2015, 05:52:03 AM »
Will you have your own car?

I have not decided whether I'll hire a car or a small camper van. Either way I will be mobile.
The camper van would be great. You can get all around Scotland. It would be a brilliant way to see the country once you've done London.
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