Archive for August, 2008

fawlty towers tribute themed weekend in leeds…


My somewhat loopy 60’s friends looking for a themed break to take in the autumn. We like some entertainment they said over dinner, what do you have going on in October.. Inspired I said how about Basil, Sybil and the team? Perfect they said ” we promise not to mention the war ! “. They are now happily trotting off to see the Fawlty Towers Tribute evening on 24th October at Garforth near Leeds. A bargain at only £89 each including one nights stay, dinner and entertainment. Fawlty Towers Tribute Break.

mamma mia theatre weekend break


The Mamma Mia film certainly has created a furor on the West End too as everyone is clamouring to see the live version on stage. “I know the film is great but there is no substitute for the energy of a live performance” the girls agreed. Lets use it as an excuse for a girlie trip to London and fit in some retail therapy too. How could I argue the logic, with hotel breaks available until April from £89 including a night in a 3* hotel and a ticket for the Mamma Mia show it would have been rude to refuse. Mamma Mia Break

5% off sex ….take a cottage break


Who says that romance is dead ? My chum from Cheshire rang…I see you have 5% off cottages at the mo and I fancied an energetic weekend under the duvet !! Do you have any nice one bedroom cottages within a couple of hours drive where I can get away for a long weekend and  with a rather gorgeous hunky new man I have found and also save myself 5%. I fancy shag pile carpets, bare  skin rugs (pun intended) a roaring log fire and lots of ……FINE I stopped her in her tracks I get the picture.



Bed & Breakfast in Blackpool for the Illuminations


I know you might think I am mad said Lesley but I would like to take the kids to see the illuminations in Blackpool. My mum took me when I was a kid and I still remember it now… I think it is a great idea and we can put you up in  our great choice of bed & breakfasts in Blackpool, so it won’t cost you the earth. Fab she said lets do it….Do you have a chlldhood memeory you would like to re-live  with your kids  – post back…

london theatre in august – family offer for high school musical


I fancy taking the gang to see a show next week said my pal Sandra from Surrey, what do you recommend? Well August is a great time to do a London show and there are loads around ideal for kids I said. How about Billy Elliot ,  Grease or High School Musical we have a special family deal on High School Musical  at the moment and its suits all ages?

alton towers break


We need to burn off some of the kids energy and fancied a day out at Alton Towers, can we get the tickets from you Sandy enquired ?….Yes sure I said why not make an overnight of it and then you can get into the park early and beat the queues? Typical of you ….so how much is that going to cost me now? Well just for tickets will be – Alton Towers Day Tickets… an Alton Towers Hotel Break will be from £ 69  each depending on your choice of hotels.

murder mystery in harrogate


I have a yearning to commit murder came the ominous tone over the airwaves…Hi Angie I ventured who are you wanting to commit Harri Kari to now!… The comment was greeted by an evil chuckle from my mad themed break crazy chum. You know how we like to do these Murder Mystery Breaks – well we fancied trying out the one you feature in Harrogate ..,it seemed appropriate with the Agatha Christie connection and all…

Delighted help I said- Harrogate is very popular it is at the St George Hotel on selected dates – when do you want to go? Do you have other equally dodgy murderous mates reply back and let me know their worst secrets.



city break deal for august bank holiday weekend


Hi said Mandy, we are looking for a city break deal for the August Bank Holiday Weekend, somewhere we can get some retail therapy, hang in come chic bars and do a bit of clubbling , do you have any good deals?

There are some great offers, perfect for you – I can offer Leeds at the 4* Radisson SAS for £46.50 per person per night, Birmingham  – The Jury’s Inn, two nights for £42.50 or The Premier Inn Manchester at only £26.

Great she said Leeds it is …Harvey Nichols and The Victorian Quarter here we come…

august in paris – 3 nights from £ 79


My friends from the village rang …we have chance to get away for a few days without the kids and as we aren’t going to manage a summer holiday this year , we thought it would be nice to have a grown up break in Paris. I can definitely help I said, what kind of thing are you looking for? I have a quietly located hotel close to the metro only 3 stops from the major attractions for £79 per person, including bed and continental breakfast and FREE Seine cruise.

birmingham jewellery quarter for loved up couple


My oh so loved up,soon to be married mates called me for advice. we want to go to the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham…is it as great as they say it is ? well it is certainly an experience I said, well worth a look! Great they said we want to make a weekend break of it – can you fix us up with a hotel? Actually I said a great offer has just come in today on Birmingham – the  3 star Jury’s Inn in the city centre for 2 nights from £42 inclduing breakfast – sounds fab they said “book it”.