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Some of you will know that we have spent the last 4months in the UK, did we go home for a rest? Well not exactly.
We stayed with Ross, initially so that Malcolm could oversee the fitting of his new kitchen; however we did a little bit more than that in the end. Browse the photos for this entry and you'll see it turned into quite a marathon and as I'm writing this and not Malc, I can say he did a magnificent job...and no he's not for hire! The said kitchen looks fantastic and now fits the rest of the house, a wonderful improvement. http://picasaweb.google.com/on.travels/RossKitchen Along the way whilst we were waiting for the correct units to be delivered from MFI (don't ask!) we busied ourselves with all sorts of jobs in and around the house, we decorated a couple of bedrooms, fixed a few things that needed fixing and we house/dog/cat sat whilst they were away on holiday. That bit was great; we really enjoyed looking after Max, Marley and Ziggy. Early morning walks in the forest and the warm welcome we got every time we came home to them were almost enough to make us want our own dog again! But we resisted... more traveling to do.
We did manage to fit in a couple of days off, finding that Britain can be a little eccentric too. The Pedal Car Grand Prix held in Ringwood was very entertaining; Malc spent most of the afternoon analyzing the car designs in preparation for an RT entry in 2 years time.
http://www.britishpedalcargp.co.uk/ The Wimborne Folk festival was about as British as you can get - check out the Morris dancers!
We also took a trip to Brighton to have a look at the earthships there, http://www.lowcarbon.co.uk/earthship-brighton those of you who have followed our exploits will know that this is a passion that was fed on our visit to those in New Mexico. We were a bit disappointed to find that no one was actually living in the earthship, but it was good to see a British version.
We found we enjoyed the drive too, having spent so long on the road, really taking everything in over here, we suddenly realized that we were doing exactly the same at home. It was like we had opened our eyes for the first time; we have followed that route many times, but never really looked at where we were going.
We managed to fit in an open air concert at Lulworth Castle, though as you can see it was rather wet!! But hey when you're with friends who cares!