There are many things missing from US roads, small cars for example, but the most noticeable is probably the absence of roundabouts, so it was quite a surprise to find one in the community our villa is on.
As you can see from the picture below a roundabout is such a rarity that it requires plenty of signs to explain how to use it.… Read the rest
We had a slow start to the day today as we had been hitting the parks pretty hard over the last few days and we knew we were in for a late night as the boys were going to a concert (New Found Glory) in the evening.… Read the rest
Today was chilly and very windy so it was on with the jumpers as we made our way to Universal for the very first time. Even though this is our fifth time to Orlando we have never been to Universal before – partly because of the additional cost but also because there has just been so much to do at Disney.… Read the rest
The last time we came here the park was called Disney MGM Studios so there has been a rebranding since then. However, all the attractions remain the same and it is still our favourite park. Probably because it’s the park with the most adult attractions.… Read the rest
Whenever I go to Old Town (off marker nine on the 192), Blackpool springs to mind. Old Town is packed with small shops selling tat along with the usual selection of places to get fast food – including an “English” chip shop.… Read the rest
So we have made it into the US without any problems. In fact things went pretty smoothly. Once off the plane we were straight to the front of the security line to get our passports checked. Previously we have been waiting in line for over an hour so to be through so quickly was a real novelty.… Read the rest
I was lucky enough to get an opportunity last night to visit the synchrotron at the Diamond Light Source at Harwell, Oxfordshire. Unfortunately, due to bad weather and an accident on the A34 I was late and missed the start of the presentation.… Read the rest