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London, UK (Arrival and sporting moments)

Finally we are posting from the continent we are currently residing in…. (thanks for your patience loyal viewers)

Before departing Australia, we arranged UK holiday working visas giving us the option to base ourselves in London, find some temporary work, but mainly to be on the doorstep of Europe and take advantage of cheap flights and trains to as many cities as possible.

Pete on 'the tube' (London Underground) ready for a stint in Europe....

Pete on 'the tube' (London Underground) ready for a stint in Europe....

It was great to put the backpacks down for a while and dress up for our wedding anniversary (3rd) at Oxo Tower in Southbank, London.

It was great to put the backpacks down for a while and dress up for our wedding anniversary (3rd) at Oxo Tower in Southbank, London.

After spending several weeks on couches of very generous friends, we found ourselves a tiny tiny studio flat in Bayswater to call home for the next 6 months or so.

Thanks Georgie and Sam for having us for, well let's say, our fair share of time!!!

Thanks Georgie and Sam for having us for, well let's say, our fair share of time in Paddington!!!

Andrew "VC" Bailey sure can cook a mean Cottage Pie. Thanks to Bails and Alice and especially Prue for allowing us to stay in Chateau de Holland Park

Andrew "VC" Bailey sure can cook a mean Cottage Pie. Thanks to Bails and Alice and especially Prue for allowing us to stay in Chateau de Holland Park

Finally a home/Shoebox to call our own....

Finally a home/Shoebox to call our own....

In the short amount of time that we have spent in London, we have already done so much in this city … Sporting Events, city tours, fine dining, high tea, markets…. and the best thing of all is that there are constantly opportunities to see more.

To start with….

Sporting Events:

Golf at Richmond Golf Club

Great Day out on the course... After the game was enjoying too.

Great Day out on the course... After the game was enjoying too.

Good old Two-Up between James Fay and Blain Beetham. Its required Sam's adjudication at times!!!!

Good old Two-Up between James Fay and Blain Beetham. Its required Sam's adjudication at times!!!!

Football (aka Soccer) Matches have been brilliant for Pete too:

1. Chelsea vs West Brompton (Thanks to Blain for taking Pete to watch the Blues smash West Brom). The EPL season opener and an eye-opener for Pete as to the nature of the Chelsea faithful….

2. Chelsea vs Marseille (Thanks to Blain for taking Pete to watch the Blues smash Marseille)

3. Tottenham vs Fulham (Thanks to Daniel Stoney, James Fay for taking Pete, with Sam to watch the Spurs smash Fulham). A lovely afternoon with the Fulham faithful, a tiny bit more subdued than the Chelsea locals.

About to enter Craven Cottage for Fulham vs Tottenham. With Walshy, Stonka and Springa

About to enter Craven Cottage for Fulham vs Tottenham. With Walshy, Stonka and Springa

The crowd for Fulham versus Tottenham

The crowd for Fulham versus Tottenham

Spurs beating Fulham

Craven Cottage (Fulham's home ground) is a good little stadium right in the burbs!!

Craven Cottage (Fulham's home ground) is a good little stadium right in the burbs!!!

Spurs beating Fulham

Other Great Sporting Moments…..

4. Cricket Match (Thanks to Matt Knott for inviting Pete to join his team as they play cricket in full whites and pads. Pete made 17 runs off about 13 deliveries and Matt made, well, let him tell you)

5. Hyde Park Runs (Thanks to those who have got both Elissa and Pete up and running around Hyde Park to avoid the Heathrow Injection, as best they can anyway……)

6. Football (Soccer) Matches every Thursday at 3pm (conventional time). Thanks to Pat Flynn, Pete can show his genuine striking skills against English (and a lot of other nationalities) lads, in an 8 or so aside soccer match undercover. Good for keeping the Heathrow Injection at bay…..

There are plenty more highlights coming up in more of our London posts!!!

Hot Air Ballooning, Cappadocia

Tigers in India
MADAGASCAR VOLUNTEERING
GORILLA TREKKING
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