Author Archives: Thea Stainsby

Fifty years ago – a celebration of life.

Today it is fifty years since I left home! I was inspired to travel because my Pop (grandfather) and my Uncle Paul were travelling when I was a little girl and there was always great excitement when a postcard or … Continue reading

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Statistics Europe, Americas, Antarctica 2017-18

It was a journey of ups and downs. The best of the best and a few mishaps on the way. We flew to New York to enjoy watching Steph graduate, and took advantage to explore the eastern states, particularly the … Continue reading

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Statistics Asia, Europe, Americas 2014-2015

Between August 2014 and September 2015 we travelled. It was a 390 day journey around the world and back again, hitting 26 countries, most of them new to us. We slept (or spent the night) in 150 different beds and … Continue reading

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An old story – Europe in 2008

It’s exactly 12 years since we dashed to Europe to help Denis celebrate his 60th birthday. A Saturday night party at their local restaurant The Toucan and plenty of touring and exploring Switzerland. We managed to include a visit to Hayden … Continue reading

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LiB – Bikes in Berlin

It is a year since we were in Berlin, but the memories flood back. We spent most of our time in what was the eastern sector of Berlin, the Soviet sector. It has been rebuilt since reunification and now attracts … Continue reading

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LiB – Drinking beer in Berlin

Berlin is undoubtedly the beer drinking capital of the world. And in Summer, when it is hot, the consumption rate goes up. Interestingly, there is a huge selection of ‘non-alcoholic’ beer, but it falls into two categories. 0.0% alcohol is … Continue reading

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LiB – Fehnsehrturm

One of the most iconic sights of Berlin is the Fernsehrturm or TV tower. The TV tower, to broadcast GDR television, was originally planned to be built in the hills outside Berlin. But in the 1960s, the GDR government arranged … Continue reading

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Living in Berlin

When I wrote my last blog we were planning to book flights to Berlin in early September, and return after two months. The plan was to meet our first grandchild, and mix spending time in Berlin with the newest family … Continue reading

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2019 Part 1

We keep saying how quickly time goes. But as we reach the halfway point of 2019, so much seems to have happened. We have had a busy time! It all started on 5th January, when Hayden & Andrea suggested a … Continue reading

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The Road to Rutherglen

Friday 9 to Monday 12 November. We were so excited to welcome Evan home in November 2018 for James Gibson’s wedding in Rutherglen. Sadly, Steph couldn’t join us, as she was visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of … Continue reading

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