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    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 18th, 2008 2:40pm (Dec 18th 2008)
     
    I am heading overseas for 4 weeks, intending on including a Hencam visit. I figure that if I have one thread to post in while on the run, it will be easier to keep track of me. I will post updates when I can, and pictures if possible.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 18th, 2008 3:35pm (Dec 18th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oooh, this will be a very exciting thread! :bigsmile:

    Have fun, trev! :bighug:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 18th, 2008 10:57pm (Dec 18th 2008)
     
    Look forward to reading your adventures (could be another chapter in that still-not-written hencam book Neil!)
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2008 2:10am (Dec 19th 2008)
     
    Trev make sure you pack your long underwear, I hear it can be pretty cold at this time of year and watch out for Santa on his way back to the North pole.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2008 8:55am (Dec 19th 2008)
     
    I am looking forward to travelling across the world on here with Trev.

    It's going to be a cool ride!
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2008 11:25am (Dec 19th 2008)
     
    Well, I think I have packed everything. No room left anyway, lol. I'm off to bed now, have to leave at 6.30 in the morning to go to Melbourne airport. In 24 hours from now, I will have landed in Shanghai China. Goodnight.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2008 1:02pm (Dec 19th 2008) edited
     
    Bon Voyage, Trev.

    We'll all be with you all the way....
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2008 3:03pm (Dec 19th 2008)
     
    Have a great time Trev! ;)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2008 6:05pm (Dec 19th 2008)
     
    Go well...AND PUT YER VEST ON LIKE MUMMY SAYS! :D
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2008 6:08pm (Dec 19th 2008)
     
    :rolling: haha too funny!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 19th, 2008 11:37pm (Dec 19th 2008)
     
    Happy travels Trev! Looking forward to hearing about your adventures.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 20th, 2008 3:50pm (Dec 20th 2008)
     
    ...but make sure you put yer vest on.
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2008 2:46am (Dec 21st 2008)
     
    Good luck Trev... Have fun! Take lots of piccies and post a few!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 21st, 2008 7:35am (Dec 21st 2008)
     
    Good luck on your trip, Trev..take lots of pictures.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2008 2:08pm (Dec 22nd 2008)
     
    G'day all, I landed in Shanghai safely. Just got some internet access today, good to see Hencam has good reception in this part of the world. It is cold here, we are using the hair dryer as a heater in the hotel, and keeping the beer cold outside on the balcony. It is amazing here, but very daunting. For the first time in my life I have felt like people are looking at me like an outsider. I have been offered to buy a watch about 374 times, have been to a traditional tea house and sampled their wares, have tasted real Chow Mein and a Chinese Big Mac meal, have been on several hair raising taxi rides where the driver doesn't understand where we want to go, and displaying no regard for the road rules... oh thats right.. there doesnt seem to be any. There are buses, taxis, bikes, motorbikes (some electric) moving in every direction, using any part of the road they wish... although they almost try to stick to the right. This makes crossing the street very dangerous, even if a green man is displayed (traffic can still turn at a red light). I have been to the theater to see an acrobatics performance, including acts with hula hoops, balancing, bicycles, contortionists, plate spinning, diving through rings, hat juggling, 5 motorbikes inside a steel mesh ball, and more. I have seen an ox head steaming in a pot and barbequed sparrows for the taking, have seen people grilling meat on the back of bicycles to make a living, have been up the oriental pearl tower, have been under the river in a gondela type ride through a tunnel filled with flashing lights and projections, have been lost a few times, but overall had not too much trouble communicating and getting around. Tomorow morning we must find the train station and travel to another city. I have "train station" written in Chinese to show a taxi driver... I found that this helps a lot. I hope to have internet again in a couple of days, will post pics soon. Merry Christmas everyone.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2008 2:39pm (Dec 22nd 2008)
     
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2008 2:44pm (Dec 22nd 2008)
     
    Wow you have been busy, Trev. You've done quite a lot in the last couple of days. Have fun! ;)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2008 4:51pm (Dec 22nd 2008)
     
    Busy busy! Careful what you eat Trev...I mean...*shudder*...McDonalds?????
    :shocked:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2008 5:28pm (Dec 22nd 2008) edited
     
    Ugh...cats, dogs and Chickens! :shocked:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2008 7:29pm (Dec 22nd 2008)
     
    Lovely to have such a long account of your travels..
    Do you keep a journal? Fill in as often as you can while the moment is fresh.. Makes wonderful memories later.
    Waiting for the next installment....
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd, 2008 11:14pm (Dec 22nd 2008)
     
    Wow Trev, what a great adventure! You really are packing it all in to your trip. Can't wait for the next installment!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2008 5:34am (Dec 23rd 2008)
     
    EXCELLENT adventure man! The photos rock as well. I can't believe you are in China and watching Milly, Penny, Tilly on cam. This is just totally cool.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2008 7:11am (Dec 23rd 2008)
     
    What fun you are having Trev! Thanks for keeping us updated on what all you are seeing and doing. Watch what you eat over there..we don't want to hear that you are getting sick.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2008 2:04pm (Dec 23rd 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Brilliant post Trev! Love the pictures too, this is going to be a really interesting thread :)
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd, 2008 3:27pm (Dec 23rd 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    Trev I am glad you are having a ball mate nice one
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeDec 25th, 2008 11:28am (Dec 25th 2008)
     
    so have you got your vest???? he he he.....We had a lovely Christmas day lunch here in Oz and we all missed Trevor lots, he has such a great sense of humour but so glad he has taken the opportunity to travel. Happy New year 2009 to all his hen cam buddies.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 25th, 2008 2:30pm (Dec 25th 2008)
     
    G'day. All is well so far in my China escapade, although a few obstacles have arisen. Tuesday we planned to catch a train to another city called Ningbo. The taxi understood my command, and pulled up at a station. Immediately, two men removed our bags from the luggage compartment and placed it on a trolley. They said we could not get a train, but to take a bus.. and they would help us buy tickets. This seemed like a great idea, so we paid their fee, and followed our luggage to a dismal looking bus stop. During the 1 hour wait for the bus, I attempted to use the mens room... but discovered a man using the squat type toilet directly behind where I had to stand... I could not go.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 25th, 2008 2:48pm (Dec 25th 2008)
     
    Eventually I worked out that maybe my bus was boarding, so I showed my ticket to someone who immediately beckoned us to come outside. We boarded a mini bus, that seats maybe 12, and commenced our 3 hour journey. I had my doubts as to whether this had been a legitimate deal... when after 10 minutes we pulled over and were removed from the mini bus. At this point a "real" bus arrived, and we were ushered on. This restored my faith in arriving at my prefered destination. The destination was a city called Ningbo, a business city. Beggers hasseled us as we hailed a taxi, but our hotel was top of the line. We went for a walk and saw magnificent gardens alongside a wide river, and felt really comfortable there. Shopping was aplenty, with clothes and electronics in large supply.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 25th, 2008 2:59pm (Dec 25th 2008) edited
     
    We had planned to stay here for 3 nights, but had decided to visit another city, This involved cancelling 2 nights in Ningbo, then travelling by bus again. We got the assistance of the hotel staff by getting them to write our plans in Chinese. We got a taxi and arrived at a bus station, but when I showed my Chinese Instructions to the ticket lady, she said "not here"... we were at the wrong bus station !! Another taxi ride led us to a large station, which fitted our requirements. A 3 hour ride led us to Huzhou, after some concern we were heading in the wrong direction. Once in Huzhou, I met with a local Uni student I had corresponded with on the internet. Now I had a guide and a translator. We found a hotel and booked 2 nights without any trouble.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 25th, 2008 3:15pm (Dec 25th 2008) edited
     
    My guide took me through the local Uni, a teachers college. It was huge, I couldn't believe the size of the library alone. The next day, Christmas day, we were taken to an ancient city called Nanxun Ancient Town. It was amazing, It was filled with homes of famous folk of past, museums, prayer and wishing temples, rivers, bridges, and many other buildings. I even found an enclosed area with at least a dozen chickens, which followed me as I walked along the fence line. They looked healthy and happy, which pleased me. We walked for hours and ate at a small cafe, sampling noodles, cabbage, pork and beer. The end of Christmas day leaves me writing this, with 1 night left in Huzhou. Tomorow beckons another field trip, then a bus back to Shanghai for 2 nights... then London here I come...
    Merry Christmas everyone, I hope your day brought happiness.
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeDec 25th, 2008 3:41pm (Dec 25th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    Looks like you are having a great time
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 25th, 2008 4:13pm (Dec 25th 2008)
     
    This is the hotel in Ningbo

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    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 25th, 2008 4:14pm (Dec 25th 2008)
     
    This is in the ancient city

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    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 25th, 2008 4:16pm (Dec 25th 2008) edited
     
    This is my Christmas dinner

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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 25th, 2008 4:38pm (Dec 25th 2008)
     
    Hi Trev's mom - merry christmas!!!!

    Its great reading your blog Trev - I don't have the nerve to do something like that. I'd have been so scared when I was ushered onto the minibus!

    At least you speak the language in London - saying that, it seems all the restaurants and eateries are staffed by folk from other countries so you might have the same problems here!!!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 25th, 2008 11:53pm (Dec 25th 2008) edited
     
    These are amazing accounts Trev.
    Going freelance like that is so much more rewarding than organised packages. It would be good if you'll be able to get some stays in folks homes. I always found that far superior to renting a room.
    I envy you enormously but my dodging around days are over.
    Good luck on your next leg.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 26th, 2008 9:05pm (Dec 26th 2008)
     
    I wonder wot Trev had for Christmas dinner? Looks like string soaking in Vanish, two lumps of cat food and some bits of hedge...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 27th, 2008 11:13am (Dec 27th 2008)
     
    Mmm tasty.


    (YUK!!!!)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeDec 27th, 2008 12:51pm (Dec 27th 2008) edited
     
    :iagree: That sounds gross!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 27th, 2008 3:31pm (Dec 27th 2008)
     
    Sounds like something I would cook....
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 27th, 2008 3:41pm (Dec 27th 2008)
     
    Oooo. Trev, great journal. Er, blog. I have a bit of the travel bug, reading it. Fantastic photos. And I love it that you transitioned chickens into your narrative so very smoothly. :D
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeDec 27th, 2008 3:42pm (Dec 27th 2008)
     
    LOL the current ad is "Learn Chinese Online with Beijing's best teachers."
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 28th, 2008 12:00am (Dec 28th 2008)
     
    The ad I see now is for Beijing Tours..After looking at Trev's Christmas dinner..I think I'd rather stay home.:bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeDec 28th, 2008 12:12am (Dec 28th 2008)
     
    My ad is for French country cottages...did anyone mention France? :confused:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 28th, 2008 5:30am (Dec 28th 2008)
     
    My ads are now for taxis..but didn't I say I'd rather stay home..:rofl:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 28th, 2008 11:04am (Dec 28th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Fascinating posts Trev (love the fact you met some chickens!), and brilliant photos too. Your christmas dinner looks amazing! :hungry:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 28th, 2008 4:38pm (Dec 28th 2008)
     
    They're trying to sell me car-hire from an airport. Which, considering I go all of 12 miles on my holiday, isn't terribly useful...:)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 28th, 2008 5:03pm (Dec 28th 2008)
     
    Well, now its breakdown cover. They must assume that's why you only get 12 miles away!!! LOL!!!
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 28th, 2008 8:17pm (Dec 28th 2008) edited
     
    Dec 26 led me about an hour up the road.. by taxi !! They are so cheap (after you bargain an agreeable amount) that it is easier than a bus. Although, not long after the trip began, we stopped for the driver's wife to take over. After much female arguing in Chinese, my guide said the wife was not happy with the arranged fare, and her husband was not as familiar with our destination. But it all worked out. We went to a huge bamboo park, which is full of rides and animals.. and bamboo. Although being the off season for this attraction, it was still nice to walk around the peaceful atmosphere for many hours.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 28th, 2008 8:23pm (Dec 28th 2008) edited
     
    After being on my feet all day, it was turn for a bus ride back to Shanghai. It is funny how although I was sat in the front seat, I still had to wait to get off the bus. People there have no sense of order or courtesy... they all move at the same time for the door. No sooner were we off the bus, when time after time we were heckled by potential "taxi drivers", they were waving car keys at us to show they had a car. So we briskly made our way up the street before hailing a genuine taxi.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 28th, 2008 8:32pm (Dec 28th 2008)
     
    Dec 27, we were exhausted from all the walking over the last few days. So we went for a walk. We went to famous Nanjing road, where tourists and locals can peruse many shopping choices... but all I purchased was McDonalds.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 28th, 2008 8:38pm (Dec 28th 2008)
     
    Dec 28 began with rising at 5.30, checking out of the Hotel, getting taxi to the Maglev train station, the fast train to Shanghai airport, plane to Helsinki, plane to Heathrow, subway, subway again, and a London taxi to the hostel. Getting in the taxi, I passed the driver a printout of the hostel booking receipt, as this had the address on it. After being in China I was accustomed to this practice. But wouldn't you know it... he said "I cannot read". At least I could read it to him, but he still seemed lost on the way, ha ha.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 28th, 2008 11:08pm (Dec 28th 2008)
     
    Ah, the old "lost taxi driver" scam, where the meter ticks up as he drives around and around. Good old brit taxis (without british drivers!)

    Welcome to England Trev!!! Sorry its so cold!
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeDec 29th, 2008 11:59am (Dec 29th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Enjoy your stay in ol' Blighty :)

    Don't forget to contact me if you are definitely staying around here (I sent you my contact details before - think they're on the 1st page).
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 29th, 2008 2:50pm (Dec 29th 2008)
     
    Me too, Trev!
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      CommentAuthorChicken Wing
    • CommentTimeDec 29th, 2008 4:04pm (Dec 29th 2008)
     
    And me, hope that you have a wonderful time in the UK.
    :swingin::cheer:
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 29th, 2008 4:08pm (Dec 29th 2008)
     
    Thanks for the welcome, and yes it is COLD here. I leave for Paris tomorrow, and plan to be near hencam HQ on the last leg of the trip in a couple of weeks.
    Last night as I descended into Heathrow, I experienced my first ever aborted landing. Just as the wheels where about to touch the runway, the plane quickly responded to the pilots command for more thrust... not what one would expect while landing. The nose rose into the air, the engines roared, and the occupants were pushed into their seats... all looking around at each other for an explanation. The pilots excuse was that planes had not cleared the runway yet. None the less, it was a nerve racking 15 minute loop that led us to land safely.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeDec 29th, 2008 4:18pm (Dec 29th 2008) edited
     
    The stay in the hostel was quite different. When we arrived and were shown to our 10 bed room, a bloke was asleep, so I didn't get a chance to unpack or to look for a charging point for my phone. Bedtime came around so I quietly fumbled my way into bed, which is a bottom bunk situated adjacent a heating unit on the wall. I had a restless night due to others coming and going, and because if I rolled over I would burn my hand (or something else) on the heater. 6am I was up before anybody, so I tackled the shower. Once undressed I discovered I might need to go and fetch a tap handle, but worked out the button on the wall was a time management device.
    Today (what ever day it is) we subwayed around to look at some sights. I must say I am very impressed by the subway system. Once you have your head around how it works, it makes for brisk and convenient travel. We went to the British Museum, the place where the Queen lives, saw guards on horseback, squirrels running around (this is new to me), oh and tried McDonalds here too. We saw the London Eye, a bridge, and a river.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 29th, 2008 4:36pm (Dec 29th 2008)
     
    I love it, I love it.
    Oh Trev, this is great reading.

    That aborted landing must have been unnerving! (sp?)

    Glad you like the ''Underground'
    Priceless namings:- " the place where the Queen lives" "a bridge" and best of all "a river" !!!

    Keep it coming Trev, we are with you every step.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 29th, 2008 4:52pm (Dec 29th 2008)
     
    Serves you right, Trev; if you'd rung us you could've crashed out in front of a coal fire and had cats sleeping on you....just follow The River till you get to Marlow and give us a ring! :D
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeDec 29th, 2008 4:54pm (Dec 29th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Love the posts and descriptions Lol! I would actually like a guide book written in a similar vein - it would be so much more practical than the flowery guff you normally see written in them!

    I can completely see what you mean, I mean there is some lovely architecture in London (and everywhere else no doubt!), but if I was to try and explain some of the sights we saw in Barcelona it would probably be "funfair on a big hill" (which has spectacular views of Barcelona) - but I wouldn't be able to describe it properly to you :)

    Was it Tower Bridge? Isn't that where the Queen keeps her family jewels? (!)

    And the river, could it be the Thames? (You don't half build it up don't you! It's the most famous thing in Londonium practically!) :D

    If you come see us, I'm not sure what if any impressive landmarks we have, other than a nice pub lunch in the Yorkshire Dales and maybe the National Media Museum (used to be called the National Photography Museum)... Oh and the hencam coop of course!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeDec 29th, 2008 4:56pm (Dec 29th 2008)
     
    And your ice rink! Er, no, second thoughts forget that. Solihull's no palace but Bradford's is awful! (Its right next to the media museum though!) Won't tell you of our experience there as a visiting team!!! (er, to the rink, not the museum!)
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeDec 29th, 2008 5:03pm (Dec 29th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh we could have a tour of the slums of Bradford... It would have to be at speed, and with the locks down, and the windows up... ;)

    Seriously though there are some awful parts to the place but some lovely areas too, I suppose the same everywhere.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 29th, 2008 5:22pm (Dec 29th 2008) edited
     
    Seems like a real knees-up planned for you Trev!

    Just add in an evening in a pub and you've done the UK.
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeDec 29th, 2008 8:34pm (Dec 29th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    Cool TREV is a real Uncle travelling Matt.... enjoy trev enjoy matey
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeDec 30th, 2008 3:29am (Dec 30th 2008) edited
     
    Trevor is certainly keeping us all entertained and informed. He has a very humorous way of describing his travels. He will be on the move every few days until he reaches hencam world, can't wait to see what he writes about that. I grew up surrounded by hens and duckies, love them heaps.
    How cold is it at present? its 25-28 degress here in Oz, just right for a nice BBQ tea if you all want to pop in around 6pm. Happy new year to all his hencam friends.
    Trevs Mum (Julie)
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeDec 30th, 2008 7:26am (Dec 30th 2008)
     
    Trev, I loved your descriptions of the sights of London. I guess you believe in the "KISS" method of writing (Keep It Simple Stupid):smile:
    I'm glad that you made it there safely, though your landing sure left something to be desired. I'd have been scared to death.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeDec 30th, 2008 5:52pm (Dec 30th 2008)
     
    Julie, it's bloody cold at the mo by English standards...not by the transatlantic mob's standards though! About -3 degrees here.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeDec 31st, 2008 10:30am (Dec 31st 2008)
     
    I spoke to Trevor this morning (late Tues evening UK time)he was ringing from a bar in Paris!!! He may not be online again for a few days until he gets an internet connection happening but will keep us all posted soon. It was a bit cooler here today only 21 degrees, a bit cool for this time of year. Noticed it looks a bit foggy in hencam world. Well we are about to have a glass of bubbley, cheers and happy new year all.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeDec 31st, 2008 10:54am (Dec 31st 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It's so strange that you guys will have finished your New Year's celebrations before we've even started getting ready for ours...

    Happy New Year everyone!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeDec 31st, 2008 12:39pm (Dec 31st 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Loved the post on London, Trev :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeDec 31st, 2008 2:38pm (Dec 31st 2008)
     
    Happy New Year to all our friends all over the world.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 1st, 2009 12:36am (Jan 1st 2009)
     
    I presume you are in the UK listening to all the explosions currently, Trev. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 1st, 2009 4:02am (Jan 1st 2009)
     
    Hi Diane
    Trev is in Paris for new year and then on to several other spots in Europe before returning to the UK on the 12th Jan for 3 more days and to check out hencam world . When I spoke to him yesterday he said he may not have internet connection for a few days. We all can't wait to hear about his latest impressions.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 1st, 2009 5:56pm (Jan 1st 2009) edited
     
    Thanks Judy! My goodness - he is taking the best world tour ever! *jealous*

    So, Judy, Sidney out did the rest of the globe, fireworks-wise. (As reported from the astronauts watching from the space station.) Nice going. :D
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 1st, 2009 8:30pm (Jan 1st 2009)
     
    The Aussies always do! It brings a lump to my throat when I see them going off.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 1st, 2009 9:01pm (Jan 1st 2009) edited
     
    Going off where? Leaving here or leaving there?
    And I don't spect Trev's mum tied a label to him saying 'Please Look After This Trev'...;)
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 1st, 2009 9:04pm (Jan 1st 2009)
     
    We watched the fireworks telecast and although Melbourne (our nearest capital city) was pretty, Sydney definitley has the first prize. Trevor said the ones in Paris weren't all that outstanding. Our news report gave a quick look at around the rest of the world and Sydney definitely stands out.
    I told Trevor we are all eagerly awaitng the next installment.
    Ive decided to knit the hens some little beanies and coats to keep them cosy.......just kidding I'm not much of a knitter, love other craft stuff though.
    cheers, Julie
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 1st, 2009 9:12pm (Jan 1st 2009)
     
    ok here is his plan, UK first (done) then Paris (now) then Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Rome all 2/3 nights then back to UK around 12th then hancam world.
    Its 8am so off to shop for food for Trevors brothers birthday BBQ here tonight, all welcome bring a bottle and come at 6pm....he he he wouldn't I get a surprise if you all turned up!!! Sorry if Im waffling too much. cheers
    Julie
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 1st, 2009 9:14pm (Jan 1st 2009)
     
    and chief chicken I loved the Paddington Bear reference.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJan 1st, 2009 9:29pm (Jan 1st 2009)
     
    Posted By: Trevs Mumok here is his plan, UK first (done) then Paris (now) then Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Rome all 2/3 nights then back to UK around 12th then hancam world.


    Oh wow! I went to Prague last November. It is a busy place, cars everywhere and too much fog caused by polution. I am looking foward to hearing Trev's next posts. Especially about Prague! :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2009 2:58pm (Jan 2nd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Tell him to watch his belongings in Amsterdam! :o
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2009 3:09pm (Jan 2nd 2009)
     
    thanks Red, will do.
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2009 4:18pm (Jan 2nd 2009) edited
     

    no longer a member

    If he loses anything in Amsterdam dont worry.. wazza is going there in a few weeks time for a stag week away with the boys, I'll find it.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2009 4:39pm (Jan 2nd 2009) edited
     
    Wazza, A whole WEEK in Amsterdam?
    What WILL you find to do???
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2009 6:05pm (Jan 2nd 2009)
     
    Actually, Ollie, it's probably best not to ask. You're too young...
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2009 9:06pm (Jan 2nd 2009)
     
    Trevor rang us Friday morning just before boarding the train to Amsterdam from Paris and was walking in his first ever snow!
    Wazza a week in Amsterdam, you must be planning to attend the winter tulip festival and the annual clog dancing competition.
    I was horrified to read of your awful fall at home through the ceiling. I hope you are both well on the road to recovery. I am just beginning to explore more of hencam forums.
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2009 9:45pm (Jan 2nd 2009)
     

    no longer a member

    Thanks Trevs mum... bruises are healing up nicely now

    not in Hamsterjam for a week just a few days.... Amsterdam.. tulips... clogs....????? nooooooooo BEER yes.
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2009 9:57pm (Jan 2nd 2009)
     
    And unnecessarily mild cheeses like Edam?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd, 2009 5:18am (Jan 3rd 2009)
     
    Posted By: Trevs Mumand chief chicken I loved the Paddington Bear reference.
    She's very well read, Judy.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TREV'S BROTHER!!! :drinkparty: :drinkparty::drinkparty::drinkparty::drinkparty::drinkparty::drinkparty::drinkparty::drinkparty::drinkparty::drinkparty:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2009 9:10pm (Jan 4th 2009)
     
    Trevs brother said thanks, he had a great day we barbecued here with family and Trevor rang while we were playing the 'present game' and we all had a quick chat. Haven't heard from him since he hit Amsterdam??!!?? They are probably very busy with the tulip festival and the clog dancing comps!!!
    :frog3:
    Julie
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2009 9:12pm (Jan 4th 2009)
     
    oooh just tried my first vanillacon and didn't expect it to work and it did, promise I wont fill up the forum with them!!!
    Julie
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2009 9:12pm (Jan 4th 2009)
     
    Posted By: Trevs Mum Haven't heard from him since he hit Amsterdam??!!?? They are probably very busy with the tulip festival and the clog dancing comps!!!

    Yeah, right. :D
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2009 9:15pm (Jan 4th 2009) edited
     
    Posted By: Trevs Mumoooh just tried my first vanillacon and didn't expect it to work and it did, promise I wont fill up the forum with them!!!
    Julie


    There is a special thread for vanillacons. I think it is the 'Smilies' thread. ;)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2009 9:16pm (Jan 4th 2009)
     
    Julie, did you see my question? I should ask it here really; is a lolly just a sweet in Oz, as opposed to a sweet on a stick like it is here? I'm reading an Oz book (very good) and she swallows a 'cough lolly' - which seemed dangerous if there were a stick in it!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2009 10:20pm (Jan 4th 2009)
     
    :bigsmile:ok a lolly here is a small sweet definitely without a stick. What you call an ice lolly is what we call an icy pole a frozen treat on a stick, therefore a cough lolly is a small round hard lolly/sweet. Hope that clears that up if there are any more Oz'isms I can help with ask away.
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2009 10:33pm (Jan 4th 2009)
     
    Hey Trev, how's Amsterdam!!??
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2009 10:34pm (Jan 4th 2009)
     
    Hello Trev and Jonny! *waves*
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2009 12:31am (Jan 5th 2009)
     
    Just heard from Trevor via windows live messenger but I was out, he said all is well but he has tried to post on hencam using his mobile but its proving to be rather difficult so that's why we haven't had any A'dam updates.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2009 1:16am (Jan 5th 2009)
     
    The American (and perhaps Canadian) versions:

    Lollipop (hard candy on a stick)

    Popsicle (frozen stuff on a stick)

    Cough drop (the thing CC was reading about)

    We don't say lolly at all...