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August 2014

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1 Finnish wedding
6 Countries
5 Flights
Numerous trains
Few ferries
2429 Photos
15 Books
Hours listening to my iPod
1 Stolen hotel breakfast packed for lunch
1,000's of Kilometres
Catching up with friends & family
So many laughs, memories, fun & so much more
Our trip has come to an end, after good flights & some sleep I'll admit to been home : )

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Long Lost Relatives in Sommerset

Heather, Sally, Mum & me have just returned from an overnight trip to visit some long lost relatives in Crowcombe, Sommerset. We were thoroughly spoilt by Annie, Gerald & Pip the dog.

Gerald took us girls for a drive through the Exmoor National Park, it was great to have a local he knew where to stop, we saw Exmoor Ponies, Highland Cattle, goats, deer, Wales across the channel & so much more!
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Heather in the Heather

After a great fried breakfast Gerald took us for another drive, he got permission from the landlord to drive up the top of the hill behind Crowcombe and what a view!!! Unfortunetly for you I can't upload the panorama of the scenery .... Sorry but here's some pics of the view.
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Just to rub it in, this is our lunch complete with clotted cream
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A slight detour home to visit some relatives in Uplowman
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We had a great time exploring the small graveyard.

Alison wanted to feature on the blog so she is showing you the size of a cider can : )
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Purshall Hall

No such thing as sitting idle here at Heathers!

We've been cake assistants to a busy weekend of markets
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There was Friday at Worchester
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Saturday was Malvern
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Today was a flower show in Worchester
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There has been long walks with my four friends - Fudge, Floss, Tiger & Tottie
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We've been up the drive & round the fields
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These are the new additions we picked up this morning - Bobby & Geoff
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Our home away from home
The front of Purshall Hall
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The back
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And the garden where lots is in flower
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Photos from today's flower show
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How big are these! Had to get Annabel & Andrew in the pic for size
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And that sums up our busy week

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I Heart London

We arrived in London Monday morning we've pretty much been in jumpers for the first time all trip, the weathers also changed we've had rain!

Here's our afternoon in London in pictures

We saw the amazing poppies at the Tower of London
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We finally saw the monument up close but it's so covered by buildings it's disappointing

There was time to kill and we wanted to avoid the rain so we jumped on the HMS Belfast for a look
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There was a trip to the top of The Shard/the View between showers

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We topped off the evening with a trip to the theatre
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War Horse was amazing & well worth it. The puppets were so real!

Are travelling part is pretty much over just enjoying some family time with Heather & Co

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Busy in Berlin - Part 2

Another beautiful day in Berlin, what were we meant to do ... explore!

First stop on our tour was the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtniskirche, an old church where they've turned the ruins into a memorial hall with photos and some of the items saved. It wasn't open when we first stopped by so we went back later, the mosaic work is amazing.

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Feeling all sporty we continued on the train the Olympic Stadium from the 1936 Olympics. The stadium is this massive building that feels like it's placed in the middle of nothing but there is so much going on there. We spent a few hours walking round, watching some diving training and even what seemed to be the opening of the local soccer team.

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When in Berlin you need to eat like a German so we tried a curry worst, not bad.

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I cannot believe how much of the Berlin Wall you can see, I'm sure bits pop up when your not looking. We walked via the East Berlin Gallery where the wall still stands as a gallery. The unfortunate thing is so many people have defaced the original artwork by writing there names, etc over it.

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Last stop was the Reichstag Building which is Berlin's Parliament, Birte had arranged a guided tour which was well worth it. We learnt about the German parliament and most interesting shown the graffiti by the soldiers from when the building was used during the war. The highlight however was the roof where you can walk around and enjoy the view or climb the glass dome. The sun kinda set while we were there.

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Thanks so much to Birte for playing tour guide as we explored the city together

We have just arrived in London, wish the flight from Australia was as short as the one from Germany

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