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This years holiday.

Fang_Farrier

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My understanding is that you some sort of Tooth doctor, why are you traveling. My Wisdom tooth extraction meant I traveled to Mecca not the other way round.

Because I work for the Public Dental Service.

I therefore cover a large area due to my experience and role moving between various remote and rural locations.

What it means in reality is that for approximately 20% of my working week I get paid to sit and drive bits of the NC500 and other scenic roads!
 
Well that's the week in Lanzarote in December fecked

email from TUI cancelled it

Can't go away in the camper for the bank holiday as the wife is self isolating for her operation a week Wednesday, hopefully as it's a keyhole job we'll get away end of September , we are the lucky ones , we got away early this year for 6 weeks , looks like it will be six weeks again in Portugal next February followed by a two week staycation self isolating when we return

2020 is shit
 

Fang_Farrier

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@Dan Gleebles Thought you might find this amusing

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First holiday - time off this year. Camper van packed heading for Hadrian's Wall tomorrow for a couple of days walking then over to the Northumbrian coast for five more days of walking Bamburgh Castle Holy Island and Berwick upon Tweed finish off with couple of days walking the Cheviots. As long as it stays reasonably dry i,ll be happy.
 
First holiday - time off this year. Camper van packed heading for Hadrian's Wall tomorrow for a couple of days walking then over to the Northumbrian coast for five more days of walking Bamburgh Castle Holy Island and Berwick upon Tweed finish off with couple of days walking the Cheviots. As long as it stays reasonably dry i,ll be happy.
It's going to bloody POUR.
 
First holiday - time off this year. Camper van packed heading for Hadrian's Wall tomorrow for a couple of days walking then over to the Northumbrian coast for five more days of walking Bamburgh Castle Holy Island and Berwick upon Tweed finish off with couple of days walking the Cheviots. As long as it stays reasonably dry i,ll be happy.
Have a great time, mate. You'll have a ball.
 
The usual trip to France was cancelled so we booked late for a week in the Lake District. The current mrs_mush had never been there, whereas it was my old stomping ground in my teens. We had low expectations about the weather (that's always the key to happiness with a Lake District holiday) and would have settled for just fine drizzle instead of the usual persistent rain.

As it was it was glorious.
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All B&Bs showing no vacancies, if you hadn't booked anywhere to eat in the evening you'd be lucky to find something. Did a few decent walks, nothing too strenuous.

We stayed in Keswick and after we'd come back from a day out via Bowness, the current mrs_mush offered an opinion:
"I see now the difference between the North Lakes, and the South lakes"
"And what is that oh light of my life, the geology, the flora, the fauna?"
"Nope, in the North the visitors wear Rab, Arc'teryx, Berghaus, Northface and decent boots, whereas in the South the visitors wear football shirts and trainers"
 
The holiday God seems displeased with me this year

Doris having a bit of discomfort after her op means we aren't getting away in the van , until at least the start of October, but we're only heading up north a bit for a few days , Moray firth as previously booked , if we don't go into lockdown again
Those nice people at TUI cancelled the jaunt to Lanzarote first week in December (full refund ) as it was from Edinburgh, and all the lanza fights from there were scrapped
Now booked on the same holiday , same hotel etc. only this time from Glasgow, and £200 each cheaper ...Bonus

Now , come on Coronus ( SWIDT, Coronus , not Cronus/Kronus.... I'll get my coat!) do your worst

edited due to mong spelling and trying to be a smart bastard
 
The usual trip to France was cancelled so we booked late for a week in the Lake District. The current mrs_mush had never been there, whereas it was my old stomping ground in my teens. We had low expectations about the weather (that's always the key to happiness with a Lake District holiday) and would have settled for just fine drizzle instead of the usual persistent rain.

As it was it was glorious.View attachment 506322

All B&Bs showing no vacancies, if you hadn't booked anywhere to eat in the evening you'd be lucky to find something. Did a few decent walks, nothing too strenuous.

We stayed in Keswick and after we'd come back from a day out via Bowness, the current mrs_mush offered an opinion:
"I see now the difference between the North Lakes, and the South lakes"
"And what is that oh light of my life, the geology, the flora, the fauna?"
"Nope, in the North the visitors wear Rab, Arc'teryx, Berghaus, Northface and decent boots, whereas in the South the visitors wear football shirts and trainers"

It is obvious to even the most narrow-minded dullard that your good lady is very learned and erudite.

You are a lucky man :cool:
 
Just back from a most enjoyable week in Ieper/Ypres.
Stayed in Ieper itself (Kanonweg 18, great house) and did loads of Good Stuff:
- visiting and paying our respects to several CWGC cemeteries in the area
- visiting The Rifle House Cemetery, probably (in the sunshine) one of the most beautiful cemetaries in the Salient
- enjoying Belgium beer & grub
- walking the Ramparts every evening
- reading the Wipers Times
- visiting the woods behind the R.E. memorial, full of history which has been left alone for decades
- having a chat with Johan at the pub "De Dreve". He told me something very exciting over his "Brother in Arms" project and hopes to complete his labour of love this year, Covid permitting. And something else...
- drinking Wipers 14 from the Kazematten brewery, where the Wipers Times was printed!
- a good walk around Plugstreet Wood, loads of bunkers, trenches and 'silence apart from the birdsong' there, I can tell yee...
- a first visit to the Ploegstreet Museum. All to ourselves and a very helpful lady to show us around (probably bored off her rocker at the moment, poor girl). Well worth a visit!!
- & enjoying Belgium beer....



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