ok, so not really Scandinavia...

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With Irish second cousin Charlotte

Despite the name of this blog, my Scandi travels actually start in the UK! I flew from Melbourne to Heathrow via KL all in 1 day, giving me the longest Thursday ever (thanks, time zones). After arriving in London I stayed a night with my friend Jess who has been living in London for 9mths (thanks for the bed, Jess!) which was great even though it was just a quick stopover. Then yesterday I got a bus ("coach") from Victoria to Leicester where I was met by my great aunt & uncle, as well as gorgeous second cousin Charlotte from Ireland who is also visiting - just think 5 yrs old, blond hair and Irish accent! She was quite taken with the koala ears I bought her, and also loved the Peter Coombe CD (thanks, Stephen & Carmel). She also remembers all her "brothers" although I am recognised as a cousin!

Ok, more later. Not much news to report yet, I'm really just writing this cos I keep waking up so early!

stephenrosier says:
Carmel & I are very glad that our present help meant that you came our as a cool dude! She is a cute thing that Charlotte!
Posted on: Sep 10, 2007
katkoh says:
Hi Verity!
Sounds good so far :)
Koala ears would excite me too, I think. :P
Hope the time zones settle for you soon!
Posted on: Jul 14, 2007
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With Irish second cousin Charlotte
With Irish second cousin Charlotte
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Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle garden
Belvoir Castle garden
Houghton on the Hill
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