Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Enjoying The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios



Remarkably, this was originally a private display in Little Rock, Arkansas. It grew so big that it was shut down by the US Supreme Court after which the original owner sold it to Disney.

Visiting Epcot Center

Monday, December 28, 2015

Where dreams come true

Admiring Cinderella's Castle at Disney's Magic Kingdom



Saturday, December 26, 2015

It's all about the Magic baby / @OrlandoMagic

Home state derby, Orlando Magic v. Miami Heat.


Checking out the action. Sadly it didn't go our way on the night.


Hangin' with my NBF, Stuff the Magic Dragon.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Houston, we have a Teddybok / @NASAKennedy

Visiting the fascinating Kennedy Space Center


Space Shuttle Atlantis


Practicing EVAs


Struggling to reach the pedals


Oh yes, Snoopy was recruited by Nasa in 1968 as a good luck mascot to "emphasize mission success and act as a 'watchdog' for flight safety."

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Uh oh, don't wanna be Barney's gumble



Barney Gumble in Moe's Tavern, Universal Studios Florida

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Conjuring up a good time

Visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure.

Monday, December 21, 2015

We're huntin' gators! / @GatorPark

Airboat ride was awesome although I fear the local wildlife might've been partial to taking a munch of a bokkie like me. http://www.gatorpark.com/





Sunday, December 20, 2015

Admiring the Wynwood Walls @WynwodMiami

The Wynwood Walls. One of those rare places that the guidebook makes you skeptical about but it turns out to be even better than it was written up as.

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It's all about the local cuisine / @VersaillesMiami

Going local at Versailles in Little Havana. Rice, plantain, meat, carbs, carbs, CARBS. Washed down with a Hatuey and chased with an espresso.

Getting in touch with my inner child / @MiChiMu

The Miami Children's Museum, great activities for the ankle biters to explore the world around them.





Saturday, December 19, 2015

Waterways of Miami

Arrrrrgh - explorin' with me hearties on a Pirate Duck Tour



Sunday, October 25, 2015

It just wasn't to be #rwc2015

Our boys gave their best and defended valiantly but this time round, it just wasn't meant to be.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Reviving great traditions on the boards @sixdaycycling #london6day

Amazing to see 6 Day Cycling revived on the London scene. A great evening enjoying a spectacular sports facility. Chapeu! 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ferry Cross the Mersey // @MerseyFerries

Even non-Liverpool supporting Teddyboks can appreciate the sporting significance of a ferry across the Mersey.





Go Super Lambanana!

Once Lambanana is in a blog post, there's little more to be said.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Where the seas meet


A fascinating beach where the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas meet. On the left is the Med and on the right is the Aegean.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

So much to sea and do at The Historic Dockyard Chatham / @dockyardchatham

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, once the largest employer in the UK, made for an interesting day out. Submarine visits, steamer ships, the RNLI Historic Lifeboat collection, a science show and much more besides.



Inspecting an HMS Ocelot, an oberon class submarine


Looking out for hostile rugby teams in advance of the World Cup later this year.


Touring the torpedo room. Some of these bad boys would come in handy on the streets of Jo'burg.




Taking in the view from the bridge aboard the RNLB Edward Bridges.







Saturday, August 15, 2015

Medieval knights / @leedscastleuk

A really lovely weekend glamping in the grounds of Leeds Castle. "Free" access to the castle meant we could come and go among the beautiful facilities. Wonderful facilities in a spectacular setting.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Towers tastic summer weekend / @AltonTowers


A weekend visiting Alton Towers


CBeebies Land was a predictable hit with the ankle biters.



The Splash Landings Hotel was a comfy spot to rest one's weary antlers.



Sunday, July 19, 2015

A room with a view / @ShardView

Enjoying 40 miles views across all of London at the View from the Shard ...



... where we also stumbled upon the UK Monopoly Championships 2015.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Visiting the breaktaking Corfe Castle // @ntcorfecastle

It's hard not to be bowled away by the view of Corfe Castle dominating the top of the hill. The town is charming and the castle itself made for an interesting morning's explore. Viking re-enactments were a treat for the young 'uns.





Oh dear, what have I done now?

Saturday, May 23, 2015

No geography field trip is complete without a trip to Durdle Door

We couldn't have been luckier with the weather (and that's not something you hear often about a trip on an English bank holiday weekend!).

Getting up close and personal with Durdle Door.


Enjoying the view over Man 'o War bay. 

Monday, May 04, 2015

Storming the castle @WarwickCastle


A return visit to Warwick Castle after ten years. Righting a blogging wrong as there was no Teddybok last time we visited because it was in the few months between first leaving South Africa and buying the bok.

Still impressive although I'm not sure the balance between historic attraction and theme-park has been well struck. That said, a great day out with plenty to see and do.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Diving into the Olympic legacy


Enjoying the FINA Diving World Series at the Olympic aquatic centre.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Wining and dining

Taking lunch at Zevenvacht wine estate.