Pussy cat, pussy cat ..

Pussy cat, pussy cat ..

Where have you been?
I’ve been to London
To visit the queen …

In June this year, Hubby and I had a week in London and then a week in and around Bath, staying in a village called Limpley Stoke. Ooooh .. it was absolutely fantastic! It was my very first overseas trip !! Loved it .. absolutely loved it! I took in all the sights and sounds – everything – (just in case I never have the opportunity to go again!)

Pete, on the other hand, has had many overseas business trips and uses every spare time to see as much as he can in all the places he’s been to. I would have given anything … anything to have accompanied, and accompany, him on his travels but it has never been possible.

He is, at this moment, winging his way back from Perth having had a successful but tiring trip. He phones most days while he is away, so I know just what he’s getting up to!! The conference was held on Rottnest Island about 18 kms off shore of Perth. He was really impressed with this beautiful place and has taken lots of photographs. Can’t wait to see them! One interesting aspect of the island is it’s population of Quokkas – a small indigenous animal like a cross between a kangaroo and a large rat. They are only found on this island and a few islands around Australia. I will share some of photographs when he returns!

His business trips have taken him to some wonderful and interesting places … and he has taken photographs where ever he’s been. He was using the old film camera, during his early trips so his photographs had to be selective and sometimes did not come out all that well. The latter trips he has had the advantage of digital – what a difference it makes!!!

I have only one set of photos on this computer and the rest of the digitals are in the ‘little black box’ called the ‘hard drive’ or something like that, and I have no idea how to get at them !!!!! (not computer literate at all !!) Shall ask him when he’s back so that I can share one or two !

He has ….

…. climbed up to and walked on the Great Wall of China

…. been to the top of the Empire State building – prints not very clear as it was smoggy but the Twin Towers are in the prints and so is the Statue of Liberty

…. walked in the Red Square and visited the Kremlin and Armory museum (photos in ‘black box’) – brought me prezzies of these Russian dolls – aren’t they beautiful ?

…. been to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama – found it so fascinating that on his second trip there, he went back for another ‘look-see’


…. been to Halifax, Nova Scotia

…. been to Denver, Colorado, and the ‘casino’ town of Elko, Nevada (not to gamble!),
Colorado Springs, and the quaint town of Cripple Creek (cowboy country!)
…. spent a few hours in Salt Lake City and dashed around the streets taking photos – the large building is the Mormon Tabernacle and the smaller building is the first Mormon Temple built in 1867

…. been to Buenos Aires, Argentina and whilst there, visited the Recoleta Cemetary where lies the Tomb of Peron family


…. travelled down Patagonia, Argentina as far as San Juliano – this is Ferdinand Magellan’s Monument and the other is the landscape through a dirty windscreen of a car!


…. flown over the Andes Mountains – photo taken through the window of plane

…. been to Lima, Peru and Sao Paulo, Brazil once or twice

…. visited a beautiful old town established about 350 years ago – Ouro Preto, Brazil
(found lovely photographs on this sight – www.galenfrysinger.com/ouro_preto_brazil.htm

…. also … been to African countries – Cote d’Ivoire (interesting photos here – also in the ‘black box’ ) !! and the DRC
…. Australia – Melbourne and …. then to Perth several times
…. Limerick, Ireland and Leuven, Belgium
…. and he has been to Bogata, Colombia several times.

Lucky, hey ?!
Will put a few photos from the latter places on another blog – it’s going to rain just now and our internet goes off when it rains !!!! (The rusted box on top of the telephone pole still hasn’t been replaced after about 3 months).

0 Replies to “Pussy cat, pussy cat ..”

  1. Oh fantastic! I LOVE travelling, pity the pocket doesn’t allow it more often. I have been to bath – stayed in Weston-Supermare! I loved the little yellow daisis on the rolling lawns!

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