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829 – South Wales break

8 Dec , 2018  

Travel to South Wales to visit Alex for a weekend staying at the local Newport Ibis hotel on Saturday 8th December. The weather on the Saturday is not good, some heavy showers although we miss the worst of it.

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828 – Oxford break

10 Nov , 2018  

Have a one night stay in Oxford staying at the Ethos Hotel, about 1km from the centre and south of the River Thames. We travel down at noon on Saturday 10th November arriving at the Parkway R&R in torrential rain. After paying for overnight parking and catching the bus into the centre we head to […]

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824 – Aberystwyth break 2018

8 Sep , 2018  

Aberystwyth

A two night break away with Alex from Saturday 8th September 2018 to Monday 10th to celebrate our 30th anniversary of friendship and since we started university in 1988 at Aberystwyth. We stay at the university’s best student accommodation at Fferm Penglais, two ensuite rooms (£42 per room per night, good value) in a six […]

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822 – Eskdale break 2018

1 Aug , 2018  

On Wednesday 1st August, Yorkshire day, enjoy a one night away staying at the small village of Ainthorpe, not far from Danby by the River Esk, in a lovely pub called “The Fox and Hounds”. It only takes an hour to drive to the village from Scarborough.

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815 – Yorkshire break 2018

14 Jun , 2018  

Ponden Hall

A sequel to the Jane Austen/Tea Towel Tour of 2017, a three night break with Alex again but this time focusing on the Brontes and Stoker’s “Dracula”. On Thursday 14th June I collect Alex from Birmingham Internal train station at 10.20am and then drive the 150 miles (3 hours) to Haworth in West Yorkshire.

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808 – Yorkshire Dales break 2018

26 Mar , 2018  

Tan Hill Inn

A two night stay at the Tan Hill Inn, the highest pub in Britain at 1732ft above sea level. We set off on Monday 26th March taking the northern route around the North York moors, then onto Richmond and Swaledale, turning at Reeth to go north into Arkengarthdale, stopping at Langthwaite.

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806 – Iceland break 2018

1 Feb , 2018  

Reykjavik

A four night package holiday staying in the Icelandair Reykjavik Marina hotel right by the old harbour with views of the trawlers in the dry dock. We have a wonderful corner room with super views across the harbour. The break begins on Thursday 1st February, travelling to Heathrow; all goes well and even get time […]

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788 – Yorkshire Dales break 2017

1 Aug , 2017  

Litton, Yorkshire Dales

A two night stay at the Queen’s Arms in Litton, a small hamlet in Littondale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. We set off on Tuesday 1st August (Yorkshire Day fittingly) to travel across Yorkshire from Scarborough, via Thirsk and Ripon.

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786 – Hampshire break 2017

6 Jul , 2017  

Alton

  A three night stay in the small town of Alton, Hampshire, staying at The Swan, an Old English Inn on the high street, for a Jane Austen themed break or the Tea Towel Tour as Alex calls it. I arrive in Winchester at 11.0am on Thursday 6th July, an incredibly hot day. Indeed, the […]

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777 – Wales break 2017

13 May , 2017  

Travel to Newport to collect Alex on Saturday 13th May on a sunny day with some cloud. Our weekend break is at New Minerton outside Tenby, which is where the mobile home Jenny, Alex’s mum, owns.

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