Category Archives: Holidays

Another trip to the Historic Dockyard at Portsmouth

Having bought a ticket for the dockyard which enabled me to go as often as I wanted for a year, when I felt like another day out I thought this would be a good idea.  I had the rest of “The Mary Rose” to look at and as it is inside it didn’t matter if …

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We meet again……

…….at…… Although we know our place and stayed in the apartments in…….. Initially everyone congregated in our apartment as we were there before Simon (this year’s organiser) and we had milk for cups of tea/coffee.  Also we were downstairs so easier to access and had no low beams to knock heads on. (Apologies to everyone, …

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Another trip to Bournemouth

My friend T tends not to go for walks unless she is with someone, so I said I would go for a walk with her one Monday and where would she like to go?  She later asked if we could we go to Bournemouth for the day instead.  Well a day in Bournemouth is a …

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Have a day in Bournemouth

As another of my “days out instead of a holiday” I had been planning to take the bus (using my bus pass!) to Bournemouth.  I really wanted to go before the school holidays proper started, so as things worked out it had to be the day after visiting the “dig”.  As my grandparents used to …

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Visit an Archaeological Dig

I have been doing a short Future Learn course produced by the University of Reading called “Archaeology: from dig to lab”.  The first week of this described their work in the Pewsey Vale, between Stonehenge and Avebury, where there have been digs for the last two years and again this year.  On further investigation I …

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Visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Having failed to book a holiday this year, as I wasn’t up to thinking about it, and then realising I wouldn’t have the energy anyway for my usual walking holiday, I decided to have a series of days out, instead.  There was the trip to the Hawk Conservancy, of course, but that was giving a …

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Another University Get-together

This year we stayed at the Greetham Valley Golf Club which, as well as 2 and a half golf courses, is a hotel and conference centre in Rutland.  I decided it was too far for me to drive, so went by train and was very kindly picked up at Peterborough by a couple who were …

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Yet another holiday at Haytor

This was the holiday I booked when ‘hf booking’ said that none of the ones I wanted were available!  They didn’t tell me then, or in any of the information that was sent, that that the hotel – Moorlands – had been sold and hf would be using it but with different management and ideas …

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Holiday Part III – Walking

From the Tuesday until Thursday I was (supposed to be) on the walking holiday from the same location – Abingworth Hall in Sussex. The walk on Tuesday took us first to the viewpoint at the Devil’s Dyke……. ……where we enjoyed the (slightly misty) views. Those of us on the easier walk then got back on …

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Holiday Part II – Free Day

On the Monday, when some people went home and others arrived, those of us who were staying had a free day.  After writing my postcards I went into Storrington to buy stamps and post them.  As it was pouring with rain and I still had some time on the parking ticket, I also found a …

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