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We arrived in Barcelona on Tuesday evening where we had the joy of discovering that we would be using a rail replacement bus(a term that I am all too familiar with) for part of the metro journey between the city centre and our hotel.

On Wednesday I was, to say the least, disappointed at the wet weather. However, I had no reason to be disappointed for long, as the clouds soon dispersed to reveal a beautiful blue sky.

We have done a lot of things since arriving in Barcelona (for more details check out the journal's of ringbark or vivh), but the highlight for me would probably have to be the cable car taking us across the harbour. There are many beautiful sights in this world, but few compare to that of the golden light of the sun glittering softly off a harbour of deep blue.

Despite liberally applying sunblock today, I still managed to burn the backs of my legs which I missed.
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    'Travelling WIlbury's - Runaway' apparently.
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Welcome to Munich

It has been a long time since my last journal entry, but here it goes... This line seems to precede a majority of my live-journal entries which leads me to think that I should post more often. However, I probably will not.

We left Liverpool Lime Street Station on what I believe was the 1:50 train but I have no doubt ringbark or vivh will correct me if I am mistaken.

After 5 hours of somewhat dull travel through the very flat English countryside which is so very different from the countryside of New Zealand that I am so used to we arrived in Ely where we spent about 20 minutes. I have not visited many places with 3 letter names and if Ely is anything to go by I will not be going out of my way to visit any more! Enough said about Ely.

We then caught another train to Stansted airport where we checked in to the Hilton hotel. After we had checked in and made ourselves comfortable in our rooms we went down for dinner at the hotel restaurant. I had a steak which was very nice, but surely not twice as nice as any steak I have had before as the price would have been seeming to suggest. We then retired to our rooms to get some much needed sleep for the 5:30 wake up the following morning.

Wake up at 5:30 we did and made our way to the airport. We decided to eat breakfast at Franky and Benny's where my delicious breakfast was interrupted by none other than a boarding call for our flight. I spent most of the flight in a light slumber but did wake up momentarily to gaze upon the English channel which was glistening beautifully in the sun.

Once we arrived in Munich the rest of the day was spent eating ice cream, looking at nice buildings, wandering around aimlessly wondering where we were and other exciting things like that.

My brothers and I(got ya there ringbark >_>) had burger king to eat before coming to our hotel and having a swim in the hotel pool which was as big as it was warm.

That's all for now, but I really need to make myself some more live-journal icons. =]
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    relaxed relaxed
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And The Clock Ticks On

Another day goes by and my mock exams are approaching at a rapid rate. Nothing hugely interesting happening in my life but everything is rolling along fairly smoothly...

I swear Christmas comes earlier every year and I am left wondering what I am going to get for everybody.

Today I attended a cell of my Youth Group which was quite enjoyable though I accidentally took a detour to Port Sunlight Village on the way there.

In business studies we are participating in a nationwide competition where everybody is given 100,000 theoretical pounds to invest in a theoretical stock market which is based on the real one. Though it does not hugely interest me in itself I think the concept is a great idea. I don't expect our team will win anything, but it should be fun to compete with buying and selling shares and trying to predict what will do well and what will do... Not so well.

So, life goes on, day by day. Some days more interesting than others. Well that's it for now, hope you enjoyed it because next time might be a long time away...
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    Sam's Town - The Killers
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Money To Burn...

It never ceases to amaze me that on the 5th of November every year in remembrance of a failed terrorist attack that people see fit to blow up huge amounts of explosives in a colorful, loud and very extravagant, waste of money...

Why do we celebrate stopping someone blowing something up by blowing up 1000 fold that every year?

Just seems sort of ironic to me...
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Train --> Tube

Yesterday we got up and hauled our suitcases to the train station. We then got a train to Liverpool Lime Street and from there got a further train to London Euston. Overall the train journey was pleasant and relaxing. Once we arrived in London we made our way to the hotel via a series of different tube and overground networks which was made considerably more difficult by the 2 clunky suitcases we had with us.

We chilled at the Hotel for a bit getting used to our rooms and decided we would go and see We Will Rock You. So.. we made our way back into town and had dinner at a lovely steakhouse before watching We Will Rock You. It was a very enjoyable performance with a slighly thin plot made p for by great acting, great lines and spectacular music. I even got a t-shirt!

More next time.
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    Jokerman on Ians Phone
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Long time, no update

Well, tomorrow I am heading off on holiday again! This time to France. I am looking forward to it and can't wait to be there. France would be such a nice place if it wasn't so full of French people...

Hopefully the weather is good allowing us to explore without getting soaked. So, I am brushing up on my French skills ( not really) and preparing for the trip.

In other news it is summer holidays and are enjoying incredibly hot weather by English standards. Not that I'm complaining. ;)

Until next time, au revoir.
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    Smile Like You Mean It - The Killers
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It's been a long long time....

I was looking through my favourites page and I discovered this strange site called Livejournal. I wondered how it had gotten there so I clicked on the link and arrived at this mystreious website. Lo and behold, I have an account here. So, I decided it was time for an update.

Perhaps, the reason I haven't been updating much is my life is so boring. School is so repetitive day after day and week after week. Sure, we learn new stuff, but a huge amount of it is useless garbage which I will spend the rest of my life trying to forget. I really wish I could just drop the subjects in which I have no skill or interest and focus my attention on succeeding in the things that I consider important. I guess I have to wait for 6th form, but it seems like such a waste of time learning something you are never gonna use.

I've grown quite a bit and am pretty much completely settled in at my new school and have a great set of new friends. But no matter how much I hang around these people, join in with their culture or listen to their music, at times I still feel like an alien. For someone who was born in Port Vila, bought up in New Zealand and is living in England who knows where I can call home?

I've still been playing Age Of Empires a lot and am still enjoying it and talking to some of the great people I've met while playing it.

Oh the wonders of life... And as the time quickly approaches when I have to think about my future I still have no idea what I want to do, where I want to go or how I'm going to do it.
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    Take Me out - Franz Ferdinand
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Snow! In March?

I woke up this morning to see the ground enveloped in a thick white sheet of beautiful snow. I remember sheaj34 saying just last night that it would snow a bit but it would almost certainly not stick. Guess she'll have to eat her words :P

In other news, I just had my modular exams for science and they seemed to go reasonably well. Can't wait for easter though.

Until next time, be seeing you.
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New York New York

You Are New York

Cosmopolitan and sophisticated, you enjoy the newest in food, art, and culture.
You also appreciate a good amount of grit - and very little shocks you.
You're competitive, driven, and very likely to succeed.

Famous people from New York: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tupac Shakur, Woody Allen
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I don't normally post the results for these but I thought this test was brilliant. It got me in a nutshell.

Your Personality Profile

You are elegant, withdrawn, and brilliant.
Your mind is a weapon, able to solve any puzzle.
You are also great at poking holes in arguments and common beliefs.

For you, comfort and calm are very important.
You tend to thrive on your own and shrug off most affection.
You prefer to protect your emotions and stay strong.
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    cheerful cheerful