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    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 21st Jan 17, 3:17 PM
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    2017 Holidays?
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    • 21st Jan 17, 3:17 PM
    2017 Holidays? 21st Jan 17 at 3:17 PM
    Have you booked to go anywhere fun this year?

    I've just made the following bookings:

    - Easter: Cottage rental in Burton Bradstock, Dorset. We stayed here last October and had a great time. It's a mile or so walk along the cliffs from West Bay, where they filmed Broadchurch. We'll be loading up on cream teas and doing plenty of fossil hunting

    - May half-term: The kids will be packed off to a PGL summer camp near Swindon while we jolly off to the Isles of Scilly for a totally child-free break. With an apartment rental in Hugh-Town we hope it'll be as good as last year.

    - August: A week in Bowness-On-Windermere, followed by a week in Alnwick. Both self-catering cottage rentals within walking distance of the respective town centres. In the lakes we will be walking and boating, and in Northumberland I intend to visit as many castles as possible, and also to do some "dune jumping" in Bamburgh. Methinks I might also invest in an English Heritage membership for the duration.
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    • tommix
    • By tommix 9th Apr 17, 12:51 PM
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    My friend Basil and I are going on a camping holiday this year.
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 9th Apr 17, 1:06 PM
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    I'm going to Poole next week. I'm a 'Hells Angel' and every Tuesday Bikers from all over the Country meet up at Poole Harbour..So me and a few of my Compadre's are going down their to check out the action..
    Originally posted by tommix
    Funny you should say that tommix. I am going to Poole for a day out next week.
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 10th Apr 17, 2:57 PM
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    Mini break to Dumfries area next month
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 10th Apr 17, 3:02 PM
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    Another couple of long weekends now booked in the peak district plus 4 more days and a long weekend booked in the lake district.
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 10th Apr 17, 3:06 PM
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    Love the Lakes. I was in Bo Ness again Saturday - just for the day mind.
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 10th Apr 17, 3:20 PM
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    Love the Lakes. I was in Bo Ness again Saturday - just for the day mind.
    Originally posted by Tarry
    That's one of the few places I try not to go. Its always too busy for me.
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    • Piscean1991
    • By Piscean1991 10th Apr 17, 3:38 PM
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    We've got a long weekend in the Lake District with family but no foreign holiday this year. We don't know if we can afford it just yet but we might end up getting something last minute and, if nothing else, we'll definitely get ourselves on a city break away in October.
    • mattytun
    • By mattytun 10th Apr 17, 4:14 PM
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    I'm not booked up, but I usually get a late deal to mainland Spain.
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 10th Apr 17, 5:10 PM
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    That's one of the few places I try not to go. Its always too busy for me.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    yes it was pretty busy...so I see your point. Normally I go to quieter places or more random...
    Enjoyed Pooley Bridge the other week in the Eden Valley.
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    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 10th Apr 17, 5:53 PM
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    Hoping to have a long weekend in the lakes in the summer. It will be youth hosteling which is pricey now so I'm waiting for them to announce an offer I can take advantage of. I will try to avoid the busy places if I can, buttermere, coniston, somewhere like that is the aim.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 10th Apr 17, 8:32 PM
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    yes it was pretty busy...so I see your point. Normally I go to quieter places or more random...
    Enjoyed Pooley Bridge the other week in the Eden Valley.
    Originally posted by Tarry
    If I am that side I normally stay at the other end of the lake, then boat it to pooley bridge and run back.

    Hoping to have a long weekend in the lakes in the summer. It will be youth hosteling which is pricey now so I'm waiting for them to announce an offer I can take advantage of. I will try to avoid the busy places if I can, buttermere, coniston, somewhere like that is the aim.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    Yeah I have just booked some stays in July, August and October. Ennerdale I think I picked up for £13 ish. Aug, October I have had to splash out, but needed somewhere to stay for a couple of races that i have so will be near glenridding and borrowdale for them.
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    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 10th Apr 17, 9:08 PM
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    Just had a weekend with my best friend in London, got a day trip to London again in May to meet a friend from Germany, then our big camping holiday with hubby and the dog to Dorset in June/July, another long weekend in London with my Mum in August. So far.
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    • Livelongandprosper
    • By Livelongandprosper 10th Apr 17, 9:44 PM
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    Was along the coast here today for lunch

    If the weather was good I'd never leave these shores as its so absolutely sunning

    Away to Scotland the end of the month, hopefully a weekend in London very soon, and if we do get a wash out again this summer, a week in Portugal come October.


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    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 10th Apr 17, 10:05 PM
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    If I am that side I normally stay at the other end of the lake, then boat it to pooley bridge and run back.



    Yeah I have just booked some stays in July, August and October. Ennerdale I think I picked up for £13 ish. Aug, October I have had to splash out, but needed somewhere to stay for a couple of races that i have so will be near glenridding and borrowdale for them.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    So many of them are charging £35 per night. Especially in peak periods.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 11th Apr 17, 7:47 AM
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    So many of them are charging £35 per night. Especially in peak periods.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    Yeah they do that if booking a long way in advance. Are you a member because that £3 off per night. Also when you stay you normally get a survey to do afterwards which is usually worth another 14% off.

    The rest of my stays this year will be within a week of booking. I will just be seeing where I can actually get into and then go there. The nice thing about not being particularly worried about where you go As long as its near a mountain or three to run up I'm happy.
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    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 11th Apr 17, 6:39 PM
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    Yeah they do that if booking a long way in advance. Are you a member because that £3 off per night. Also when you stay you normally get a survey to do afterwards which is usually worth another 14% off.

    The rest of my stays this year will be within a week of booking. I will just be seeing where I can actually get into and then go there. The nice thing about not being particularly worried about where you go As long as its near a mountain or three to run up I'm happy.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Even with £3 off it's still pricey. The surveys I get just enter you into a competition I think. I could be wrong though as I have usually booked all the stays I want by that time. So a code for money off another stay does not interest me by then.
    • King Weasel
    • By King Weasel 12th Apr 17, 5:14 PM
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    I've just booked a break in Alsace/Black Forest. But the main attraction was a day in Strasbourg. I met my wife there. We never went back and hoped to return for our 40th but had to postpone until she was better. Now I can go and I'm sure she will be coming too...
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 12th Apr 17, 5:36 PM
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    Am at a place called Supetar on the island of Brac in Croatia at the moment, and having a great time.

    Beautiful clean country, and warm friendly people.

    10 out of 10.

    Home next Wednesday for 3 weeks, then 3 weeks in Nerja in Spain.

    Last edited by PompeyPete; 13-04-2017 at 7:40 AM.
    • drinkupretty
    • By drinkupretty 18th Apr 17, 10:12 PM
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    Myself and SO are breaking in our passports with a trip to Berlin in 3 weeks. SO's first time on a jet plane. After that I am going to a festival here in UK in August.
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 23rd Apr 17, 12:58 PM
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    Am at a place called Supetar on the island of Brac in Croatia at the moment, and having a great time.

    Beautiful clean country, and warm friendly people.

    10 out of 10.

    Home next Wednesday for 3 weeks, then 3 weeks in Nerja in Spain.

    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    Had such a great time in Croatia that we need a bit more of the area, this time as independents rather than in a group.

    Just booked easyJet LGW to Split return 26/9-12/10 @ £203 for the pair of us including 20Kg each.

    Couple of nights in the historic part of Split, then bus to Mostar in Bosnia Herzegovina. Stay there a few nights, then bus to Sarajevo for a few nights. Day running from each.

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