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Hi, I'm Nicola - welcome to a blog begun in 2012 about family travel around the world, without leaving the UK.

I love travel adventures, but to save cash and keep my family's carbon footprint lower, I dreamt up a unique stay-at-home travel experience. So far I've visited 110 countries... without leaving the UK. Join me exploring the next 86! Or have a look at the "countries" you can discover within the UK by scrolling the labels (below right). Here's to happy travel from our doorsteps.

Around 2018 I tried a new way of writing my family's and my own UK travel adventures. Britain is a brilliant place for a staycation, mini-break and day trips. It's also a fantastic place to explore so I've begun to write up reports of places that are easy to reach by public transport. And when they are not that easy to reach I'll offer some tips on how to get there.

See www.nicolabaird.com for info about the seven books I've written, a link to my other blog on thrifty, creative childcare (homemadekids.wordpress.com) or to contact me.

Friday, 13 July 2007

From Baird to verse

Nicola, Pete, Lola and Nell want to travel the world with a difference. We hope to get a taste of many countries without adding to climate change (with needless emissions from aeroplanes) or having to waste hours of holiday time in airport terminals. We hope our adventures inspire you to take a Grand Tour of your neighbourhood. This post is from Pete

Interesting to note that in the Baird family chapel one fading inscription reads "Bairde de Auchmedden". Nicola says this is the pre-Norman conquest French version of Baird, although personally I believe it's proof that my Essex pronunciation of "Bairdy" has been correct all along. To use a football hooligan analogy, it seems the Bairds backed the wrong firm in the Bonnie Prince Charlie v English ruck. A bit like supporting Forfar's away crew against the ICF...

1 comment:

USSBAIRD said...

William baird is barried, near the cost, at the church, by the river Dour, the east boundry of Auchmedden.
Lat- 57°40'9.90"N
Long- 2°11'44.25"W

I was there... in 2004
I have pictures.
Steven Dwaine Baird
412 east st athens, Al 35611