Category Archives: Adventures

What’s next for this displaced Aussie living in England?  Life is the biggest adventure made up of many big and small adventures.  Read about some of mine.

Vienna Highlights

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Vienna has a lot of stairs

The video linked below shows highlights from the Vienna section of a cruise I took with Vegan River Cruises in 2015. The cruise went from Budapest to Munich along the River Danube. The ship, the Amadeus Silver II, was beautiful.  If you want to see the cabin, read Cabin Tour of Amadeus Silver II. A special joy of a river… Read more »

North Island New Zealand: 2014 road trip with Mum

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New Zealand Cape Kidnappers

Highlights of the 2014 road trip around New Zealand’s beautiful North Island. I try to get to New Zealand every year and often take my mum. This trip was mainly focussed around Auckland. We travelled light of course, taking only a carry-on bag each.  It’s the best way to travel with no risk of luggage going missing. Who’s an Apple… Read more »

Santorini Sunset is Spectacular

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Santorini is one of those magical places I’ve wanted to visit for a very long time.  Finally I made it in November, just in time for my birthday, and found the island quiet. Santorini is Quiet   Tourists come here mostly between May and October and I imagine it’s very hot and crowded then. In November, you’ll find not much traffic… Read more »

Journey from London to Budapest

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Journey London to Budapest

Setting out on a journey to a different country is always thrilling even if tiring, especially when it involves many different modes of transport. Journey starts with a train ride The journey from London to Budapest meant leaving Guildford early in the morning to catch the train to Waterloo, then the tube to Covent Garden.  After a workout and brunch event… Read more »

Cabin Tour – Amadeus Silver II

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Cabin Tour Amadeus Silver II

River cruising is a very pleasant way to spend a holiday.  The video below is a tour of my cabin on the Mozart Deck of Amadeus Silver II which sailed from Budapest to Passau along the River Danube. The cabin was luxurious and beautiful, like a hotel room, no sailor’s bunks here with a small porthole!  Electric window opening the full… Read more »

Hedgehog Walks To Work

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Hedgehog walks to work

Following on from my recent post, Walking to Work: can you do it?, I entered the campus recently and came across this little hedgehog person also on the daily commute.  Watch the video, it’s short and the hedgehog is so cute (if you can’t see the video, watch it on my YouTube channel). Hedgehog Occupation It made me think about the… Read more »

Ireland! On the road, in the cold.

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Ireland can be cold

A short road trip to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in March. Gloves needed!  March is a cold month in Ireland, but that didn’t stop us taking a road trip. Sadly I didn’t take too many photos but there are a few and a bit of video.  My hosts were Jan and Bruce – we all went to… Read more »

Trailer for my YouTube Channel

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Trailer for YouTube

YouTube recommends everyone has a YouTube channel trailer to give viewers a taste of what can be found there.  It’s taken me a while, but I finally got to it this weekend.  Watch it and let me know what you think. It’s not difficult to make a trailer using iMovie.  The hardest thing is deciding what content to put into… Read more »

Packing list for a River Cruise

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Packing list for a river cruise

Off on a river cruise?  Don’t believe that you have to take a different outfit for every day and another different outfit for every night.  You can wear the same thing more than once.  If you plan to mix and match, you can make many outfits. Here’s what I packed for a six-day adventure in Europe – starting with a… Read more »

Selfie sticks, iPhones and dog walking

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Selfie sticks in a camera bag

In the last couple of days, I’ve transferred my blog to a new host, upgraded my iPhone and got myself a selfie stick.  It’s been a busy-and-not-much-sleep couple of days.  I decided to look into selfie sticks to take away on my next adventure and had no clue how they worked nor how much they cost. A bit of research on… Read more »