Me, Rachel Swailes. My blog about stuff I get up to in and around the Western Cape, Cape Town, George, Wilderness, Hermanus and other cool places :)

Archive for June, 2008

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Karen (Richard’s sister) came to visit for two weeks. It was great spending some time doing the touristy London things and best of all was going to see some theatre shows at last!We saw Spamalot which was seriously funny, and Wicked which was just spectacular.The photo at the top was taken in St James park [...]

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

On one of the clearer days (apart from the minor shower) we headed out to Yetholm Mains for a walk in the hills. We did part of St Cuthbert’s Way and a little of the Penine Way but mostly just explored the hills in the sunshine. I landed up going to Scotland to get a [...]

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Well, the photos I landed up look pretty summery, but most were taken while wearing a raincoat! We were quite lucky with the weather for most of the visit, but it still made coming back to London feel like returning to the tropics. The picture above was taken at the main ceremony of the Melrose [...]

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

I took a week off work to join my folks with the family up in Scotland. It was a great idea to go by train – so much less stressful than flying and such beautiful scenery…This is Boris looking out at Newcastle, and below is the view of the sea close to Berwick-on-Tweed.

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

My folks arrived on Saturday for a weekend in London before heading up to Scotland. I had this brilliant plan of taking them to see my lunch spot at St James’s Park, but didn’t think about the HORDES of people that would be around for Trooping the Colours. From wikipedia “Trooping the Colour is an [...]