Author Archives: Kerry & Jim

A few days away in the Caravan

The main reason for the trip was to visit Albany to see the ‘Field of Light: Avenue of Honour’ honouring 100 years since the Great War on display at Mount Clarence. Albany was the port which carried 41,000 ANZAC troops … Continue reading

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Last Day in Tokyo

We have started our journey home…and have a 5 hour stopover in Kuala Lumpur from 4:30am to 9:30am. Yuck! But the good thing is that the wifi is okay so I have the opportunity to do the final Tokyo blog. … Continue reading

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Farewell Tokyo

Our time in Tokyo has been brilliant. We leave this evening, so are all packed. We will leave our luggage at the hotel while we spend the day at the National Museum. It is very easy to get around on … Continue reading

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Out and About Again in Tokyo

You really can’t come to Tokyo and not visit the iconic Shibuya Crossing. Not only was the view from Mag’s Park above the road impressive but crossing the street with the other pedestrians was fun. It is a very busy … Continue reading

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Tokyo Quilt Festival – Day 4 & Nippori Textile Town

And now for the shopping experience! Yesterday we visited the Nippori Textile Town, a street specialising in all things textile. Many shops selling mostly dressmaking fabrics, and or, heavier weight furnishing fabrics lined the streets, but the occasional shop had … Continue reading

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Tokyo Quilt Festival – Day 3

After our visit to the gardens this morning we had a rest and returned so the festival to see the final sections of quilts. We will have to return over the next couple of days to do the market stalls….we … Continue reading

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Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

It is said that Koishikawa Korakuen Garden was originally created in the early stage of the Edo period in 1629 by Mito Komen. It is built in the Kaiyu style of garden, which I think means that it has a … Continue reading

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Tokyo Quilt Festival – Day 2

Well, we really have seen some very special quilts today. Again the dome was crowded with eager shoppers and onlookers. Here are some of the amazing quilts we saw today. It has been interesting to be inspired, even enthralled, by … Continue reading

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Tokyo Quilt Festival – Day 1

With great excitement Maureen & I headed down to the Dome today to start our enjoyment of visiting the festival. And what a spectacle it is. We have decided to view all the quilt exhibits before we start on the … Continue reading

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More Tokyo Sights

We have had another wonderful day exploring Tokyo. It was much colder today as the wind is still blowing making it feel very much colder than the 8-9 deg it was. First stop was Senso-ji Temple, the oldest temple in … Continue reading

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Tokyo Sightseeing

Our first day has been such a lovely experience. The people are very helpful and polite, the subway easy to navigate, the sights a contrast of old and new, and the food excellent. We took the subway to pick up … Continue reading

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We have arrived in Tokyo

Maureen and I have safely arrived in Tokyo to attend the Tokyo Quilt Festival and I can assure you we are very excited to be here. This photo was taken at the Perth Airport at about 1am Tuesday morning as … Continue reading

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We’re in Heaven!

We are spending a couple of nights up at Casa Debbio, Deb & Jim’s mountain holiday house in Italy and let me tell you we are in heaven. Since we were here last the garden has progressed beautifully….and the views … Continue reading

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We are back in Italy

What a joy it is to be back in Italy after 5 years to visit Deb and our other friends. Ponte a Serraglio is still as lovely as ever. It has been so nice to spend time with Deb and … Continue reading

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London

What a busy time we have had in London. Our hotel overlooked Kensington Gardens. We toured the city on the Hop On Hop Off bus. The views from the London Eye were pretty good…don’t you think! We visited both the … Continue reading

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Oxford

Cited as one of the best university, Oxford caters for approximately 24,000 enrolled scholars per year. Its 38 colleges are spead throughout the city and many are fabulous buildings. Bars, restaurants and shops cater for the wide range of academics … Continue reading

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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace has been the residence of the Dukes of Marlborough since the palace was completed in 1722 and is the only non-royal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The land was gifted to John Churchill, … Continue reading

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Classic Cotswolds

Bibury, a typically beautiful Cotswold village was once described by William Morris (1834-96) as “the most beautiful village in England”. The cottages of Arlington Row are said to be the most photographed and beautiful cottages in the country. Referred to … Continue reading

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Mevagissey & Fowey

The small fishing village of Mevagissey is spectacular. The twin harbour provides sheltered safe waters where the colourful fishing boats rise and fall as the tide ebbs and flows. Sole, lobster, skate and plaice are the main catches. Seafood restaurants … Continue reading

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan & The Eden Project

The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Projecct are not far from where we are staying here in St Austell. The Lost Gardens of Heligan had been lost to brambles and completely overgrown since the outbreak of WW1. In … Continue reading

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