May 15          In flight to Los Angeles

May 15-18     Los Angeles with Elizabeth and her girls

May 18          Amtrak bus/train to San Jose, change for caltrain to Menlo Park

May 18-22    Menlo Park with Caroline & Kent, sightseeing - SF at last!

May 22/23    In flight to Heathrow

May 23-26    In London - Regency House Hotel - meet cousins Shirley, Donna, Cheryl and Kathryn from                 Florida and Tennessee; Graham from London;

May 25          Shirley and the gals and I will visit Ray and Trish in Banbury - Ray is not well enough to visit London

May 26-28    Angmering, West Sussex with Linda and Peter (cousins)

May 28-        Southampton with Ange and Paul (cousins)

June 1            Cowes, Isle of Wight with Sue and John Moxon from Moxon Society

June 2           Back to Southampton;

June 3           Jubilee at Totton

June 4           Old Town, Southampton

June 5           Branksome near Poole, Dorset; Bournmouth, Highcliffe, Lymington, New Forest

June 6           Train to Coventry - friends Carole & Mike, meet her girls

June 7-8        Barnsley.  Day with Claire (FB friend, related sort of to Mollie Palmer, nee Kennedy)

June 9           Banbury to see Ray and Trish

June 10-11     Worcester with Alex (new cousin) then back to Sevenoaks, Kent

June 12-13     Back to Angmering in Sussex

June 14-17    Southampton / day trip to Winchester  

June 18-19    Wandsworth, London - more sightseeing or catching up with cousins?

June 20-21   Late night flight to Sydney

June 22        Early morning back to Sydney


  1. Margaret hallo

    how interesting it is to read all about your travels.
    I see you are off to Cowes IOW - my paternal grandmother came from there - name of Southcott pronounced 'Sthcut' - she married my g/father James Kennedy in 1900 and my aunt Doreen (who lives just outside San Fran) was born on IOW.

    I have traced the Southcott's back to 1650 - a bailiff - in Carisbrooke which is where Chas 1 was prisoner - maybe my great ?? was his warder:-/

    I shall look forward to your impressons of IOW - it is definitely on my list for next trip - cousin Steph (a. Marg's daughter who I think you met) and I plan a good time digging about for family clues/gems.

    all the bets, hugs, Coreene

    1. As you will see from my Isle of Wight post, I loved it. I saw the room where Charles I was imprisoned.