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John's World

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Welcome to John's World

Welcome to my world... On this website you can learn about me and my family. I hope that you enjoy your visit. My wife is called Mairie. and we have a daughter Nicola and a son Christopher. Nicola and Christopher provided us with four Grandchildren, twins Aidan & Jenna and twins Grace & Emily, respectively. We all live near to each other in the town of South Queensferry, Scotland.

Thirsk. North YorkshireFrom 14th to 18th February 2018, stayed in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. During this period, visited Helmsley Castle, Rievaulx Abbey, Mount Grace Abbey, Richmond Castle and York McArthur Glen Designer Outlet.Horningsea, CambridgeshireIn October 2017 spent a few days in a thatched cottage in the village of Horningsea. During this period, visited Newark on Trent, Cambridge, Ely, Bury St Edmunds and Braintree (in Essex).IcelandIn May 2017 visited Iceland on the Fred Olsen Cruise Liner SS Boudica. We called at: Reykjavik, where we toured the Great Geysir, the Mid-Atlantic Rift, Gullfoss Waterfall and the Blue Lagoon;Isafjordur, where we toured the Dynjandi Water Falls;Akureyri, where we toured the Godafoss waterfalls, the Pseudo-Craters at Skútustaðagígar, the Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and Námafjall Hverir at Námaskarð; andEskifjordur, where we toured the town itself.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.