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About grahamandjo

Graham (aka husband aka Harry to some) and Jo are fulfilling a long-held dream to revisit Europe; retrace some old paths from our mid-20s youth and forge some new ones. And nothing, not a daughter's pregnancy or mass redundancies at work, will stop us having the most awesome time. Friends, family and anyone else who's interested are welcome to drop by. Our trip is for 4 months; can't promise I'll maintain the blog that long. Photos can be found on Facebook if you know us there.

Home again …

A holiday implies a break, a brief respite from the everyday. Our trip was so much more. Travelling, exploring, discovering, relaxing became our everyday. We learned to live with 4 T-shirts and a pair of shorts (jeans and one jumper … Continue reading

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#28 London’s calling

September 22, 2012 This is it, our last weekend away, the start of our journey home to Australia. We have been staying with the Barbers again since Edinburgh, loving our time with Elizabeth, seeing the old terrace that will become … Continue reading

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#27 Edinburgh

September 15, 2012 We have a choice: head back down the east coast via Wick to Inverness (ie go back the way we came) or take the long way around, across the top of Scotland to the west coast and … Continue reading

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#26 Canisbay

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September 8, 2012 The croft cottage at Canisbay is just like the picture Graham first saw on the internet all those months ago. Surrounded by paddocks populated by Jacobs sheep and dairy cows, we look out from the kitchen to … Continue reading

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#25 The road to Scotland

September 5, 2012 It has been two weeks since we arrived home yet it is oh so easy to slip into an easy reverie, recalling views across the Pentland Firth to the Orkneys, breakfasts with red squirrels and a stroll … Continue reading

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#24 Paris

August 25, 2012 Paris. Romantic, big, beautiful Paris. It makes me smile just being here, walking the streets, soaking in the sights, the architecture, the sounds, the accents. We wander down to the nearby canal for dinner on our first … Continue reading

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#23 La Belle France

August 24, 2012 We fled Amsterdam on empty stomachs, feeling frustrated and angry, the service station attendant in Belgium was as rude as anyone I’d met on the trip and we still didn’t have a bed booked for the night. … Continue reading

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