Tag Archives: holidays

Gone Weston, Young Man #bankholiday #seaside #surprises

I like to nostalge with the best of folks but one place where I don’t hanker for a glorious past is the Great British seaside resort. As a child I spent two weeks with my family at Herne Bay every … Continue reading

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Slipping Down the Slopes #travel #skiing

Day One   Funny this skiing lark. You travel miles to obscure valleys and mountains that clever engineers have criss-crossed with wires and metal stanchions. You put on clothes in colours normally seen in Farrow and Ball paint charts (pistachio … Continue reading

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Dickhead tours – revisted #holidays

A while back I posted about my experiences as a holiday organiser and why it was not a complete success. As we enter the summer holiday season I thought I might return to the subject for those of you who … Continue reading

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Pokemon: a confession #embarassed

You may have caught the news of the new must have, a sort of An App A Day  bit of fluff – Pokemon Go – which has just been released in the UK. It is creating some noise. It’s a … Continue reading

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Bacon sarnies at the Tivoli

The aim of travel is to broaden your mind. With my levels of incompetence here and here, travel when attached to holidays usually involves unconscionable amounts of sitting, waiting to sort out my messes so my arse tends to broaden … Continue reading

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Dickhead Tours and the Hebrides

As many will know, organising a holiday is stressful for me. Dickhead Tours, a phrase coined by my father to cover my organisational incompetence around holidays (read this if you doubt his wisdom) has sadly been proved an apt aphorism … Continue reading

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The Tourist’s Last Day – the Sounds of Harris

As we waited for the ferry back across the Sound of Harris, I browsed a gift shop. Would the Hebrides be different from other holiday destinations? The Textiliste had bought yarn. Could I resist the lure of one final memento? … Continue reading

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