United Kingdom · 13 Days · 34 Moments · October 2015

Chaka Kureva

The Kureva's odyssey through United Kingdom

8 November 2015

Flight back to Tampa
Spent the night in New York and heading for Tampa today - finally. Stayed at the Hilton

7 November 2015

Home bound - trip back to the US

6 November 2015

Steve and Tapiwa come over to visit
Back in Cambridge, dinner with Zed and Pet at the Milton Arms. We had planned on taking them out to another restaurant and we got lost getting there but they were told that the place had a 3 month waiting list.
London at night
London - Big Ben, London Eye, Fish and Chips
London - meeting up with Granny Musikavanhu
London - Buckingham Palace
Stratford Center Mall on the way to spend the day in London. We parked the car here and caught the train into London

5 November 2015

Dinner at Zeds
Return to Cambridge. Today is Nov 5 and it is Bonfire night or Guy Fawks day and there will be fireworks all over town. Took the girls to the center of town and witnessed the fireworks and bought a some sparkles
Manchester views

4 November 2015

Cap of the day by making a visit to see Steve and Tapiwa and their daughter Nthando.
Visit to Traford Center which a huge mall in Manchester. Got to hear some singer perform in the food court.
Man U stadium. Not able to Do a tour since the place is closed today but they charge £15 per person to go into the stadium and walk on the grass. Of course we did not do that
Tour of Manchester
Images of Manchester

3 November 2015

Arrive in Manchester. Staying at a nice Aparthotel called the City Warehouse Aparthotel
Still on the same trip to Manchester, stopping over at Andrew and Victoria's home in Stoke-on-Trent. It was just supposed to be a quick stop over which quickly turned into a stop for dinner.
Cadbury world
Cadbury World stop over. Tickets for all 4 adults was £61 and the kids were free
Road trip to Manchester with a first stop over in Birmingham at the Cadbury Chocolate factory

2 November 2015

At Patience and Alice's place in Stevenage.
Today we had to get the car fixed before heading off on the road again. The car needed wheel balancing. It's also a rest day before heading to Manchester tomorrow. We will be going to have dinner with Patience and Alice later in the evening.

1 November 2015

Bbq hosted at Zeds house. Got ally of my friends to come over and hang. Met - Andrew and Victoria with their kids: Sean and Shivon - Gwen and her son Finn - Ketiwe and her kids Nomsa and Thandi - Kudzi - Simon and Getsy and their 4 boys
Breakfast at the Hilton

31 October 2015

The party for Malik. Met Patience and Alice who are Zeds relatives and their son Nathan who made quick friends with Mwanashe. They arranged for us to spend the night at a hotel instead of driving home which is about an hour away.
Busy day today. We first went to some event that was happening at Sikhumbuzos school and Mwanashe had her face painted then we went to a memorial service for Aubreys mom who passed away a few weeks ago. After that we went to a party in Bartford for Malik who is turning one. Everyone was exhausted afterwards

30 October 2015

Home wood bound via Milton Keynes to buy meat for the bbq on Sunday. We met up with Zed and Pet in Milton Keynes and went to a butchery called Palmers where we bought meat and next door there was a store that sold good from South Africa and Zim. I bought some Matemba but no one seems to know how to cook them. Bumped into Sikhumbuzo Ngwenya at the butchery out of the blue. Wow

29 October 2015

Today Zed and Pet are going to work so we headed off to spend the night in Watford with Ketiwe and Ramz. We were supposed to leave at 12 and eventually left at 5pm. We got to see the kids, Nomsa and Thandi. Plus Georgina and Kudzi.

28 October 2015

Arrival in the Uk, Zed came to pick us up and we just barely fit our luggage in his car. Got home and Pet was still at work but she arrived soon after. Zed took the day off today so that he could pick us up. Met Maggie at the airport arrival on her way back from Zim and headed to Europe for a solo holiday.

27 October 2015

Leaving Tampa for a 13 day visit to see Zed and Pet in the UK. Traveling with Virgin using Delta miles. Met up with Ben at the airport for him to drop my winter coat. We are expecting it to be very cold in the UK.