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Hello one and all.

I am now in Copenhagen airport and have some time to kill before my train leaves. It took a while for me to get my luggage, but now I'm sitting at a net terminal in 7/11, enjoying a sandwich.

I spent the flight trying to write down what actually HAPPENED during the driving holiday LOL -- then I started having trouble remember when we were WHERE XD

*grins widely*

Nearly home now, so we'll see if I'm still alive enough to come online when I come home. 1st thing to do when I get home, though, will be to do a wee bit of speed shopping. There's nothing but a few cans of cider in the house LOL

Nicci, if you're not completely dead tonight, I'll catch you online.

*hugs*

Thank you for some lovely 3 weeks.
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'ello everyone.

This is me checked in and waiting to board the plane.

It's been some mad days on the car trip, but it's been FUN. I'm missing the family already but alas, it's homeward and back to work on Monday.

[livejournal.com profile] catspaw_sgjd, I'm sorry we couldn't meet up once more before I went back, but maybe I'll drop by Edinburgh in November/December when I come back again. It's going to be madness there as well LOL -- but I take it Nicci will be off for about half the number of days I am, so I'm thinking of scheduling a trip into Edinburgh one of the days before I go home again - although, it's far into the future at the moment XD

I'm going to try to put together a full entry on the way home. Lord knows I've only got broken bits and pieces in the LJ, depending on how worn out I've been on the car trip. Driving wasn't all that bad, really, if you ignore nearly being flattened by a big fuck-off lorry who thought it'd be a good idea to overtake us while we were overtaking another car. *rolls eyes*

But all over, it's been a fantastic vacation. Things I've learned:

* I wanna go back and spend time in Cardiff, because wow, I did NOT get to see enough of that city ^_^ (to any Welsh on my flist - your city rocks! XD

* Roundabouts are ebil

* Even if you're not in Denmark, you still have to watch out for taxis, white vans, lorries and busses. It's not a national thing -- no matter where you go, they tend to drive like shite *grins*

* I have trouble settling back into Danish - I almost didn't answer when a Danish tourist asked me about something in the check-in line at Edinburgh Airport XD - it sounded like gibberish to me.

To all of you who've been following my posts on LJ/Flickr/DW/IJ - thank you to those who've commented and to all of you, I hope I haven't been boring you with too many insane posts full of photos and or TW related stuff XD

*raises dr. pepper*

Cheers peeps, I'll be seeing you on the other side.

Nicci? Thank you for being a love and letting me bribe you with hot chocolate and the parking fee to have you stay with me for a wee while in the check-in area ^_^ -- I'll be 'seeing' you tonight, unless either/both of us crash when we get home XD
Give my love to the family and yes, I'm working on the Merlinfic on the way home *^_^*
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'ello everyone.

This is me checked in and waiting to board the plane.

It's been some mad days on the car trip, but it's been FUN. I'm missing the family already but alas, it's homeward and back to work on Monday.

[profile] catspaw_sgjd, I'm sorry we couldn't meet up once more before I went back, but maybe I'll drop by Edinburgh in November/December when I come back again. It's going to be madness there as well LOL -- but I take it Nicci will be off for about half the number of days I am, so I'm thinking of scheduling a trip into Edinburgh one of the days before I go home again - although, it's far into the future at the moment XD

I'm going to try to put together a full entry on the way home. Lord knows I've only got broken bits and pieces in the LJ, depending on how worn out I've been on the car trip. Driving wasn't all that bad, really, if you ignore nearly being flattened by a big fuck-off lorry who thought it'd be a good idea to overtake us while we were overtaking another car. *rolls eyes*

But all over, it's been a fantastic vacation. Things I've learned:

* I wanna go back and spend time in Cardiff, because wow, I did NOT get to see enough of that city ^_^ (to any Welsh on my flist - your city rocks! XD

* Roundabouts are ebil

* Even if you're not in Denmark, you still have to watch out for taxis, white vans, lorries and busses. It's not a national thing -- no matter where you go, they tend to drive like shite *grins*

* I have trouble settling back into Danish - I almost didn't answer when a Danish tourist asked me about something in the check-in line at Edinburgh Airport XD - it sounded like gibberish to me.

To all of you who've been following my posts on LJ/Flickr/DW/IJ - thank you to those who've commented and to all of you, I hope I haven't been boring you with too many insane posts full of photos and or TW related stuff XD

*raises dr. pepper*

Cheers peeps, I'll be seeing you on the other side.

Nicci? Thank you for being a love and letting me bribe you with hot chocolate and the parking fee to have you stay with me for a wee while in the check-in area ^_^ -- I'll be 'seeing' you tonight, unless either/both of us crash when we get home XD
Give my love to the family and yes, I'm working on the Merlinfic on the way home *^_^*
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On the border
Look! We're nearly home!

Onwards, upwards with a stop in Melrose )
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We're safely back in Dunfermline and I can get caught up on some of the picture posting.

We booked in late on Sunday night in Gateshead (near Newcastle), and crashed - HARD LOL

The next day we slept in, since we had the room for two nights. Eventually we agreed to go out on a bit of a drive. We drove to Hexham where the photos are from, then to Consett to eat at the Wetherspoon's there. One of the better ones - not the best, but OK.

Hexham Abbey )
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We're safely back in Dunfermline and I can get caught up on some of the picture posting.

We booked in late on Sunday night in Gateshead (near Newcastle), and crashed - HARD LOL

The next day we slept in, since we had the room for two nights. Eventually we agreed to go out on a bit of a drive. We drove to Hexham where the photos are from, then to Consett to eat at the Wetherspoon's there. One of the better ones - not the best, but OK.

Hexham Abbey )
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We skipped trying to find the theme park on Saturday -- because Leyland wouldn't let us leave XD -- let's just say that in general signs were thin on the ground, and thin in the air.

So, Sunday we went out to the theme park when they opened - Becca and I ran around like a couple of 5 year olds high on sugar XD

Right, on with photos. Because there was a joust and ahem. *drools*

Warning: There's a lot of pictures under the cut.

photos from Camelot )
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We skipped trying to find the theme park on Saturday -- because Leyland wouldn't let us leave XD -- let's just say that in general signs were thin on the ground, and thin in the air.

So, Sunday we went out to the theme park when they opened - Becca and I ran around like a couple of 5 year olds high on sugar XD

Right, on with photos. Because there was a joust and ahem. *drools*

Warning: There's a lot of pictures under the cut.

photos from Camelot )
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So, we got up this morning, packed the car and Nicci and I went off to the exhibit. After that, we ate lunch at an oriental buffet in the Red Dragon Centre. Full of good stuff, we headed off towards Glastonbury -- wanting to check the Tor before we went to our Travelodge -- let's put it this way - after going up and down a few wrong streets, we ended up just going to the Travelodge - After a quick shopping trip to Morrison's, Nicci and I went off to drive as close to the Tor as we could -- I got a couple of photos, but that's it. I have to admit after the morning in Cardiff, I was knackered XD


Ianto Jones
spoils of war from the shop at the exhibit in Cardiff - a limited (111 of 1000) of Ianto Jones -- and to think I ordered the normal one online in February...

Crazy morning in Cardiff )
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So, we got up this morning, packed the car and Nicci and I went off to the exhibit. After that, we ate lunch at an oriental buffet in the Red Dragon Centre. Full of good stuff, we headed off towards Glastonbury -- wanting to check the Tor before we went to our Travelodge -- let's put it this way - after going up and down a few wrong streets, we ended up just going to the Travelodge - After a quick shopping trip to Morrison's, Nicci and I went off to drive as close to the Tor as we could -- I got a couple of photos, but that's it. I have to admit after the morning in Cardiff, I was knackered XD


Ianto Jones
spoils of war from the shop at the exhibit in Cardiff - a limited (111 of 1000) of Ianto Jones -- and to think I ordered the normal one online in February...

Crazy morning in Cardiff )
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It's an overcast Tuesday morning and we're heading from Chester down to Cardiff -- through the Brecon Beacons -- and yes, we won't stop for anyone - they could be cannibals!

Right -- sorry, bad injoke XD

Lot's of driving -- roughly 4-5 hours and then there's all the stopping we'll be doing to actually take pictures XD
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It's an overcast Tuesday morning and we're heading from Chester down to Cardiff -- through the Brecon Beacons -- and yes, we won't stop for anyone - they could be cannibals!

Right -- sorry, bad injoke XD

Lot's of driving -- roughly 4-5 hours and then there's all the stopping we'll be doing to actually take pictures XD
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Chester? Stinks when it comes to finding a place to eat at a decent price after 7PM

Seriously, I miss Odense -- there I KNOW several places where I could've gotte food until at least 9PM.

Bloody English!

*coughs*

Apart from that? All's good, the weather was great for the Animal Park up in Barrow -- I got burned, Nicci's hubby got burned as did Nicci. Bex... no. She was wearing a hoodie while the rest of us were slowly roasted by the sun.

So, onwards to the pictures of the animals!

(let's not mention we watched Torchwood tonight and that I love Ianto -- the needy bastard. (not that I don't understand him, I do)

piccies! )
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Chester? Stinks when it comes to finding a place to eat at a decent price after 7PM

Seriously, I miss Odense -- there I KNOW several places where I could've gotte food until at least 9PM.

Bloody English!

*coughs*

Apart from that? All's good, the weather was great for the Animal Park up in Barrow -- I got burned, Nicci's hubby got burned as did Nicci. Bex... no. She was wearing a hoodie while the rest of us were slowly roasted by the sun.

So, onwards to the pictures of the animals!

(let's not mention we watched Torchwood tonight and that I love Ianto -- the needy bastard. (not that I don't understand him, I do)

piccies! )
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I did scary road driving today, down through the Lake District (including Ulswater Lake Side Road)

For proof, see the finger sized dents on the side of the door of the passenger door (Nicci's fingerprints)

a few photos )
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I did scary road driving today, down through the Lake District (including Ulswater Lake Side Road)

For proof, see the finger sized dents on the side of the door of the passenger door (Nicci's fingerprints)

a few photos )
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Friday 3rd

Friday was a loooong day. We went through Alnwick for the castle (and it was raining *sighs*)

Then we met up with Terry in Newcastle, had something to eat and checked into the worst Travelodge I've ever been in. Loud and stinky.

so, on to the photos!

Alnwick Castle and Vindolanda )
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Friday 3rd

Friday was a loooong day. We went through Alnwick for the castle (and it was raining *sighs*)

Then we met up with Terry in Newcastle, had something to eat and checked into the worst Travelodge I've ever been in. Loud and stinky.

so, on to the photos!

Alnwick Castle and Vindolanda )
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'ello everyone.

This will be today's last post -- and possibly tomorrow's as well, it will depend on a few things, including the wifi at the travelodge in Newcastle.

As it is, we leave the house around 9ish tomorrow morning, so I for one am heading off to bed.

Night everyone, see you 'on the other side'.

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