January
20th
2010

Small Victories


Deer in Richmond Park

The best part of this week was getting out on our bikes to Richmond Park on Sunday. The weather was fine, the hills stretched our legs and we spotted a few deer. Other highlights include some sucesses on the preparation front… – Posted by Emma + Justin

January
25th
2010

Travel Plans 1.0


Travel Plans 1.0

Its a romantic notion – we could just get off the ferry and pedal east until we reach the Pacific Ocean. But in doing this we might miss some places we want to visit along the way, hit a few blocked borders and run out of time and money. – Posted by Emma

February
8th
2010

Winter Camping


Winter Camping

Those there are two words that we’ve never really put together. Winter usually equals indoors, warmth and duvets, but to test our new tent and gas cooker, last weekend we spent the night under canvas at Blackberry Woods. – Posted by Emma + Justin

February
21st
2010

Lists, Lists, Lists…


Paramo Quito

So another weekend has flown by leaving us only 4 until we leave for Spain. Our departure is now so close its gone beyond scary and is becoming a kind of daunting certainty. – Posted by Justin

March
11th
2010

London Goodbyes


Goodbye London

As time rushes towards our leaving date, London’s vibrancy and life almost floors me like it did when I was a newcomer. A few weeks ago I found myself walking across Blackfriars Bridge snapping pictures of graffiti on my old film camera. My hands freeze but the riverside, with its unique mash of architecture crowding behind it, still absorbs me. – Posted by Emma

March
15th
2010

Last Drinks, First Pack


London Photo

So our day of departure creeps ever closer and this weekends leaving drinks really forced the fact home that we don’t have long left in London. After years of attending other peoples leaving drinks Emma and I agreed it felt strange to be saying goodbye to people when its us that are leaving. – Posted by Justin

March
23rd
2010

Blogging From The Road


Lands End to John OGroats

This is a technical blog post about the software and process we use for updating the Rolling Tales website while we are travelling. I have found a solution that allows us to compile our blog posts and website updates while offline and then with very few actions publish the changes when we reach our next access point. – Posted by Justin

March
24th
2010

England By Numbers


England By Numbers

It already feels like a long time since we left London. As we sail across the channel and down to Santander, we thought we’d give you some easy to digest stats from our first 4 days from London to Portsmouth. – Posted by Emma + Justin

March
24th
2010

Trial By Rain


Trial By Rain

At least our first day was sunny ,as we wobbled off on our heavily laden bikes with waves from Andi and Mark. Cat and Graham accompanied us as an honour guard to Richmond Park with Graham acting as our own personal paparazzi. From Richmond we detoured to Bushy Park for tea and biscuits with Julie and Will. Then with the sun still shining and our heads filled with farewells we cycled towards Liphook our rough half way point between London and Southampton. – Posted by Justin

February
11th
2011

London Chores, Mates & Food


London chores, friends & food

Over the past few months of so called winter in Istanbul we have been weighing up the pros and cons of a trip back to the UK. On one hand we get the chance to pick up some hard to find kit, catch up with old friends and indulge in food and drink while on the other hand didn’t we just spend six months cycling from London to Istanbul? As the list of things we could achieve in just one day in London grew the argument to go finally won us over. – Posted by Justin