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Welcome to John's World... Hello, welcome to my website, where you can learn more about my life and the things I have done recently. Please start, either by clicking 'About me', or by hovering over and clicking one of the chevron boxes above. I hope that you enjoy your visitMy wife's name is Mairie and we have a daughter called Nicola, who is married to Jim. They have twins Aidan & Jenna. We also have a son called Christopher, who is married to Lyndsay and they have twins Emily & Grace. We all live near to each other in the town of South Queensferry, Scotland.
ChinaFrom 28th September to 12th October 2016, visited various locations in China, which included three internal flights and a Yangtze River cruise onboard Viking - Century Emerald. The major cities visited were Shanghai, Wuhan, Yueyang, Shibaozhai, Chongqing, Xi'an and Beijing. Over and above places visited during our free time, included tours were as follows:1. Shanghai Museum ;2. Old Shanghai & Yuyuan Garden ;3. Shanghai Historic Bund ;4. Wuhan Museum ;5. Bazimen Elementary School, Yueyang ;6. Three and Lesser Three Gorges ;7. Shibaozhai Town and Temple ;8. Chongqing Zoo ;9. Terra Cotta Army and Museum ;10. Beijing Bell/Drum Tower/Zhaofu Street ;11. The Great Wall of China at Badaling ;12. Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs ;13. Tiananmen Square; and14. The Imperial City - (Forbidden City).Portsmouth & SouthseaFrom Friday 11th to Saturday 19th March 2016, my wife Mairie and I celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary by returning to Portsmouth where our married life together began. During this visit, we also visited Hanley (Stoke on Trent), Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, Gosport, Lee on Solent, Portsdown Hill, Southampton, Winchester, Wimbledon and Preston.Chester From Friday 9th to Monday 12th of October 2015, took my youngest twin Grandchildren to the City of Chester and Chester Zoo. When returning home, visited Gretna Green. Washington DC, Virginia and MarylandFrom Thursday 3rd to Friday 18th of September 2015, visited Washington DC, Historic Williamsburg VA, Virginia Beach VA and its Aquarium and wildlife centre, Richmond VA (Hollywood Cemetery, Byrd Park and Maymont House and Plantation), Charlottesville VA (Michie Tavern, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello House and Plantation, Carter Mountain Orchard, James Munro's Montpelier House and Plantation and the University of Virginia) and Baltimore MD. Between Charlottesville and Baltimore drove along the 110 mile Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park. In Washington visited the Holocaust Museum, where I met and conversed with an amazing man, Mr Henry Greenbaum (born Chuna Grynbaum), who is a survivor of the holocaust.