When we finally booked for our family holiday to Florida, it occured to me that Poppy and Freya had never been near a plane, never mind flow across the ocean for 10 hours.
So I hatched this idea to take them to an airport and let them have a look around and get a taste of what goes off there and see some real planes in all their glory.
Looking around, there aren’t many airports these days that encourage spectators, or even have facilities for them, and as we were flying from Manchester I thought I would check them out too. I’m glad I did, because what I found exactly fit the bill.
Continue reading “Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park”
We recently visited the Hollins Hall Country Club and Hotel near Leeds as a surprise 60th birthday present from my brother Jeff and sister-in-law Lisa, with two rounds of golf and dinner included.
Continue reading “Review : Hollins Hall Hotel and Country Club”
For a long time one of Great Britain’s best kept secrets, when the activities of Bletchley Park were final revealed to all after it was declassified under the Official Secrets Act, a race was underway to restore the rapidly decaying huts where hundreds of men and women (mostly women) served relentlessly to decipher enemy messages which were to shorten the war significantly.
Many years later, and after many years of tireless restoration, the Park now stands to inform and commemorate many unsung heroes of the second world war.
Continue reading “REV IEW BLE TCH LEY PAR K…”
I don’t want to make a habit of reviewing the same places over and over again, but I’m making an exception in the case of Paradise Lake Lodges…
Continue reading “Review: Return To Paradise (Lake Lodges!)”
It’s a little late for Easter but if you are looking for a nice day out with the kids this summer you won’t go far wrong at Gulliver Land. Our grandkids just had the best day, which was part of a long weekend also pulling in our trip to the Harry Potter studio tour.
Maybe this short video will give you a taste of what’s in store for the little ones.
I just love that scene in the first film where he visits Diagon Alley for the first time with everyone recognising Harry. Continue reading “Video review : Warner Bros Tour”
Well, I never intended re-writing reviews but I’ve got two this month for you. The first is our recent visit to Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport, which I think deserves a mention due to a very nice renovation. Continue reading “Review: Holiday Inn Gatwick Update 2018”
Tucked on the A5 near Hockcliffe, the Red Wings Lodge Dunstable is a basic but friendly motel style hotel, reminiscent of travelodge, but with a few personal, friendly touches that probably elevate it slightly above the normal travelodge standard. Continue reading “Review: Red Wings Lodge, Dunstable”
Back in March (I know! Halfway through July already – I will be starting to plan the Christmas party video soon) we visited Brighton and the British Airways i360 experience. You can read the whole review here and now you can experience a little of it for yourself by watching our video review on our youtube channel:
Brighton sits on the pebbly south coast of England, which has featured in many books and films, and is THE quintessentially British seaside resort.
For years we have toyed with the idea of visiting the town (actually now officially a city) and this year we got the chance to spend a long weekend there. And while we had a very nice time, it wasn’t at all what we had expected.
Continue reading “Review : A weekend in Brighton”