Cornwall June 2019

Friday 21st After a lengthy period of rain, the weather faired up just in time for the long drive south. Mostly motorway, the drive was a long one with two accidents and general congestion turning a 3.5 hour journey into more than 5 hours. We broke up the trek with an overnight stay at the Black Horse in North Nibley. …

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Scotland May 2018

Coral & William had bought themselves a large touring caravan, and came up with the crazy suggestion of taking it on a grand tour of Scotland’s coastline, something called the North Coast 500. William had been looking at various caravan club sites which could serve as stopping points on this epic journey. It would take almost two weeks to drive …

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Northumberland Sep 2017

Our ‘cottage’ holiday in Seahouses turned out to be a modern terraced house in the middle of a small estate. It was comfortable enough though and in a good location for the surrounding area. The standard of accommodation was generally good, the only things which let it down were noisy doors, a weak flow of water in the bathroom sink …

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Adriatic Cruise May 2017

Our second cruise with Coral and William, the tour of the Adriatic was an adventure mainly set in Croatia, with a brief visit to Slovenia and a stop-off in Venice along the way. It was an early flight to Dubrovnik, so we travelled down to Doncaster the night before and had a bit of a jolly on the town before …

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Thornwick Bay June 2016

We used to have caravan holidays when we were kids, and I remember having some great fun at ‘the seaside’. But the last time I stayed on the coast in a van was an interminable week at Kilnsea, just me and my parents, with most of the time spent amusing myself on the deserted beach or making model aeroplanes on …

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Skipton Jan 2016

This was our first proper holiday for some time; due to lack of time and money caused by running Beer in a Bottle, we’d not really had chance to get away for more than a couple of days. We knew we had little to lose by closing the shop in January and decided we needed a proper break… cue for …

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Norway June 2013

Our first cruise holiday, joining up with Coral and William on the MSC Opera on an all inclusive trip sailing up the Norwegian coast. 7 nights aboard a gleaming aquatic hotel with 8 decks, half a dozen bars and lots of food to play with. We decided to break up the long journey with an overnight stay in Oxford, booking …

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Norfolk Broads 2012

A tranquil holiday cruising serenely along the Norfolk Broads. Well… not exactly! You could say we took to sailing like a duck to water, but we didn’t. While I was looking forward to the experience Jill was terrified. We started with a guided tour of the boat, and an instructor took us out on the river to show us the …

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Cotswolds 2011

Based in the Thatched Cottage, Chipping Campden in a very old little cottage just off the main road of Chipping Campden, we spent a week exploring the Cotswolds, visiting Stratford, Warwick Castle and Bourton on the Water. We’d intended to do a bit of cycling in the area, but found the cost of roof mounts and stuff far too expensive. …

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Les Houches 2010

We descended en masse into the Chamonix region of France, our destination a ‘ski in, ski out’ chalet in the village of Les Houches. Turned out to be more of a ‘climb out, fall in’ affair with more accidents there than on the piste! The main party arrived a week before, with more of us following a week later. We …

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