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Meetups, farewells, holidays #3 – more sun, sea, sand and fun times!

Posted on January 30, 2020 by Sioux under General

We left PE just before lunchtime, stopping for a break near the Storms River Bridge.   The drive was pleasant and we arrived in Plett in time for afternoon tea.   Cold tea. Of the fermented hops kind! Our first day in Plett was literally a do-nothing-day! We walked for miles on the beautiful beach, […]

Meetups, farewells, holidays – seaside bed #90!

Posted on January 27, 2020 by Sioux under Green Door

From PE we drove to Plett, where we stayed with another colleague who had become a good friend too!   He and his wife owned a lovely B&B and we were spending a few days with them. New bed & view #90 was not too shabby at all! The view from our room into the […]

Meetups, farewells, holidays #2 – sun, sea, sand and fun!

Posted on January 24, 2020 by Sioux under General

I landed in SA in the early morning, grabbed my bags and bolted from International Arrivals to Domestic Departures, met up with a friend, and made it with half an hour to spare before boarding. We had fun catching up on the plane, and landed in PE looking forward to spending time at the home […]

Meetups, farewells, holidays – and bed #89!

Posted on January 20, 2020 by Sioux under Green Door

After leaving the UK in the early morning and a 2-hour stop-over in Doha, I landed in SA in the early morning, and literally hit the ground running! I was meeting my friend and we were headed to the seaside for a few days, to catch-up with other friends not seen for ages!   I grabbed […]

Meetups, farewells, holidays – #1

Posted on January 17, 2020 by Sioux under General

My job in the Lake District was finished, which meant I had a few days break, before heading home for my planned bi-annual holiday. Paul was now in the UK permanently, so we spent some time together before I left for SA. A misty morning walk-about in a nearby church-yard, a chilled afternoon, and an […]

Meetups, farewells, holidays – and bed #88!

Posted on January 14, 2020 by Sioux under Green Door

  My job in the Lake District was finished, which meant I had a few days break, before heading home for my planned by-annual holiday.   This also heralded the start of a new chapter in the UK, for me, as Paul had recently moved to the UK on a permanent basis, which meant I […]

Back to work, and playtime in the white stuff!

Posted on January 10, 2020 by Sioux under General

Enroute to my next job, I slept over in Penrith. The castle ruins are right next to the hotel, and with a lot of mist around, it looked quite eerie. I wanted a few photos.   Playing on the grass was the dog which belonged to the owners of the hotel and when I picked […]

Back to work, back to the white stuff – and bed #87!

Posted on January 6, 2020 by Sioux under Green Door

From Wiltshire I headed back to another familiar territory – The Lake District. I slept over at an hotel near the station, my usual camping spot when headed up north. It was dark and cold by the time I got there, so after a hearty pub dinner, I crawled into my warm bed and settled […]

Back to work, back to reality, and four legged friends!

Posted on January 3, 2020 by Sioux under General

After a cold and wet Christmas spent caring in Liverpool, January saw me back in the Wiltshire countryside with a lovely (regular) client, and my trusty four-legged sanity-saver!   On dry days, he and I had many walks in the muddy fields, me always on the lookout for cows; he always on the lookout for […]