Cricklade and Friends

Early morning haze has become another beast entirely, grey brown tentacles spread out into the countryside follow the train tracks all the way to Swindon. Looking like the bedraggled backpackers we are, Alan (our new housesitting host) has no trouble identifying us as we leave the station. He is a friendly, fit looking older gentleman…

Sunburned in London?

We make a break for it. London ‘tubes’ are a great way to get around, our trip into the city from Dagenham takes almost an hour. From the moment we have arisen this morning there has not been a cloud in the sky. This could be a winters day in our home Brisbane, Australia. Alighting…

Dagenham Heathway

An inordinately long tube ride ferries us from Heathrow, past station after station bearing names we recognise from the Monopoly board of our childhoods, to our destination station Dagenham Heathway. Alighting from the train we are all agog with anticipation, London at last. A veritable flurry of texts has passed between Pam and our house…

Zagreb-Heathrow-Manchester-Anglesey-Deri Fawr

International air travel garners excitement completely based on destination and imagination. Details of the actual traveling part seem often humdrum. Up and at ’em Atom Ant. We pack, check, walk to tram stop, catch the number 6 tram to bus station and discover that tickets to the airport are purchased on the airport bus from…