Exploring Oxford 

Could this be our final day touring the UK?  As we made our way back to London after two nights in the countryside we spent the morning exploring Oxford. We were over awed by the architecture and have bookmarked this beautiful city for a deeper exploration one day. 9 days in and this was our […]

Wimbledon 

No catchy title here. Nikki’s birthday present… A full day spent watching and experiencing Wimbledon  We’re off  Wimbledon station After some series VIP treatment we’re in First stop Court 18 Then to our seats on Court 1 @sport24 I have 100s of these  It’s safe to say we stayed for as long as we could.  […]

The strength of the English 

Day  4 We experienced moments in history where the English people pulled together in moments of adversity.  Kensington Palace gates. Messages and flowers placed for Lady Diana’s birthday on the 1st July  White garden commemorating 20 years since her death.  Kensington Palace  Children playing in the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain The obligatory ice-cream […]

London’s Cathedrals

Day 3 It’s all in the photo. The Thames, Elizabeth Tower (with Big Ben), Houses of Parliament  and Westminster Abbey…oh and Nikki   Westminster Abbey  Lunch in the Abbey garden  Central Methodist Church… And some red busses as confirmation that we are indeed in London  Nikki continues her ice-cream binge Cruising the Thames  St Paul’s […]

Cape Town to London 

We’re on our way.   In theory a 5pm flight to Europe is perfect you get a full day to pac, ‘supper’ on the plane and a good night’s sleep… Unless you don’t sleep.  The 10 hour flight to Istanbul was smooth and not too long. For us newbies Ataturk airport was quite an experience. […]