Places I've Been and Things I've Seen



Going to Glastonbury

A week of relaxation in a beautiful countryside location, exploring Glastonbury’s myths and legends.

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Tears of Laughter

Yet another excellent pre-Christmas London coach trip organised by Tiffany’s Aunt. This time we went to see ‘The Play that Goes Wrong’ at the Duchess Theatre, following a lovely lunch at the Boulevard Brasserie nearby.

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Knick Knacks and Handbags

A thunderstruck bank holiday weekend, with storms, morris dancers, and a quaint thatched-roof village.

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Tea Rooms and Antique Shops

Arundel has far more than its fair share of these, in fact almost to the exclusion of ordinary shops for everyday living!

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Walking in the Yorkshire Dales

Our short holiday in the Yorkshire Dales, doing some easy walks for beginners.

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Expecto Patronum

Harry Potter! – If you’ve read the books or seen the films, then the Harry Potter Studio Tour near Watford is an absolute must!

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An excellent day at Silverstone this weekend, having a tremendous time with the Aston Martin GT3 racing team thanks to one of their sponsors, Datasharp Integrated Communications.

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A Wicked London Trip

Our annual coach trip to London, this time to see ‘Wicked – the Untold Story of the Witches of Oz’.

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French Connection

Bonjour de Manorbier! Certainly sounds like it’s over the Channel, maybe the South of France?

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A Little Bit Naughty

Our annual coach trip to London, this time to see ‘Matilda The Musical’ at the Cambridge Theatre in Covent Garden.

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Cream Tea

The British weather can really make or break a UK caravanning holiday. So when you’re lucky enough to get a full week of warm, dry sunny weather as we did recently in North Devon, it makes for such a memorable experience!

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Boggle Hole

A few days away at Robin Hood’s Bay near Whitby, and within walking distance of the old smuggler’s village at the bottom of a steep hill.

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Places to Go in County Durham

Our first week-long holiday in the caravan for almost a year! We headed North up the A1 to County Durham, and a remote campsite a few miles away from the market towns of Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle.

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On the Tissington Trail in the Peak District

A Bank Holiday weekend away, staying at the Waterloo Inn campsite midway between the Derbyshire towns of Buxton and Ashbourne.

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Willy Wonka – Pure Imagination

The Christmas coach trip to London, with Tiffany’s Aunt.

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Woodhall Spa

August Bank Holiday weekend in the Lincolnshire countryside.

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Death Comes to Pemberley

A visit to Haddon Hall, currently being used as one of the filming locations for the BBC follow-up to ‘Pride and Prejudice’.

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“Why, then the world’s mine oyster”

A few days spent visiting the sights in and around Stratford Upon Avon.

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Cool Britannia

Another excellent coach trip to London, organised by Tiffany’s Aunt. This time we had booked tickets for “The Phantom of the Opera” at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

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Slaughter in the Cotswolds

We spent one of the early weeks of September staying at the Croft Farm Waterpark just a short distance outside Tewkesbury near the villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter.

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Water Water Everywhere

August Bank Holiday weekend at Carsington Fields campsite, just a few minutes walk away from Carsington Water near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. A nice spacious site, run by a friendly team.

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This wall should keep them out

Touring around Northumberland, and Hadrian’s Wall.

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Kings and Queens

The extended bank holiday for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee presented a nice opportunity to tour the North Norfolk Coast, from our base at the King’s Lynn Caravan & Camping Park.

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It’s not just Pies and Cheese!

Melton Mowbray, billed as the rural capital of food, and home to both the authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pie and Blue Stilton cheese.

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Ambleside Revisited

A cold-weather treat, driving up to Ambleside in the Lake District, for a day of relaxation at the Langdale Spa.

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Day Trip to London

A day trip to London, organised by Tiffany’s Aunt. We spent the morning looking around the Natural History Museum, in particular the Cocoon and the new Darwin Centre.

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A Weekend in Ludlow

One last weekend away in the caravan, before Winter descends. We stayed for 3 nights at the Greenway Touring Park, about 9 miles north of Ludlow and just outside the small town of Craven Arms.

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Holiday photos from Poole, Dorset

Some photos from our week away in September 2011, staying at South Lytchett Manor. Situated about 5 miles from Poole, it provided an ideal base for touring the local area. A lovely, clean campsite, with good facilities including a shop with off license, and free wifi near reception.

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Bank Holiday Weekend in Lincoln

For the August bank holiday weekend, we headed off for a short trip to Lakeside at Langworth, just north of Lincoln. The campsite was extremely busy, and we arrived to find the last remaining space, packed in cheek and jowl with our neighbours already in quite a boisterous atmosphere!

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North Yorkshire

A week in North Yorkshire, based at the Sheriff Hutton campsite a few miles outside York.

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