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hotel or B & B in Helmsley for Duncombe Park steam rally

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Our steam mad friends rang up again from deepest Kent. When is the steam rally at Duncombe Park, we want to come up for it if possible? Only this time we are not going to drag the caravan up the motorways we are going to stay in style in a hotel or guest house in Hemsley or close by, can you recommend somewhere? Well you have a wide choice from the stylish chic boutique style hotels to cottages and bed and breakfast’s – how rich are you feeling Iventured ? i acme up with a 17th century inn The George and Dragon , Kirbymoorside -only a short scenic drive from Helmsley yet away from the rally chaos.

bed & breakfast in york for york university open day

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My ex university pal Anne called looking for advice. would you believe it but now Kate is looking at York as a possible for Uni and the open day is early July. Can you suggest a nice handy B & B close to the uni with parking, where we can stay the night before.

I came up with The Limes and Ashbourne House, both quality inspected and close to the York University campus in Fulford

george michael concert – hotel weekend break

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My ex work colleague Lorraine lit up my phone this morning before I had even finished my muesli…I have got to see him, I have still got a crush on him after all this time and despite his “history”. I take it you mean George I ventured – with flash back images of her boogieing round the handbags to ” wake me up before you go go”. Absolutely I know he will never be mine but I can still dream. He “George Michael”  has announced his final 2 concerts at Earls Court in August. Now when Lorraine had this crush she was a mere child herself, now almost a gran I did have to wonder about the enduring power of the teenage crush. I presume there will be a gang of you and you will want rail tickets and an overnight in a hotel as well I asked, cereal spoon poised to take down all the details. Have you had a ridiculous teenage crush you still harbour – do let let me know I might even tell you about mine … a clue it involved lots of tartan !

no frills budget London hotel break for posh pal

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My posh and well connected mate Rupert rang, I need a really nice hotel on the weekend of the 21st June, we have been invited to Sir Richard’s party at an exclusive venue in Kensington and “not going” is not an option. Ah well says I then in that case money will be no object. The 5* Royal Garden is on High St Kensington, within crawling distance of the venue and very nice, I warmed to the task I will get you a park view and you can look down on The Royal’s – not for the first time I am sure I teased gently!  I also have a great deal on first class rail so you can travel in style too or are you taking the Bentley .Well my budget is around £120 tops he says plus cheap rail tickets if you can get them. OK says I .. understandably now a lot less enthused, then how about The Copthorne Tara or Kensington Close a bit further to crawl and not as glam but ideal for the purpose and I will do the special National Express East Coast restricted ticket deal for £46 each. Perfect he said lets go for it. Do you have go to these type of glam events and if so do you push the boat out or like Rupert save the pennies…do let me know and reply back.

fathers day gift – weekends activity break

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Jules rang – now rather than the usual cigars and whisky i want to do something different for dad for Fathers Day! He is into guns and the paranormal – so either some kind of haunted thing or clay pigeon shooting would be good. I thought the three of us would make a break of it – Dad, ( obviously) my bro and me, ideally any of the weekends in July / August. Well says I Murder, Mystery weekends are still really popular and “Good Fun” or I can do Clay Pigeon Activity Breaks – in a range of places. Why not do the Edinburgh/ Perthshire Activity Break and then you can combine it with some time in Edinburgh – perfect said Jules see what you can do. If you have some great ideas for something different for Fathers Day then reply back I would love to hear them

visit to the edinburgh military tattoo for gran

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I would like to take mum away for a break said my sister in law Denise. She fancies Edinburgh and I wondered about going to the Tattoo too, what do you think? i think it is a fab idea, Edinburgh is a great place anytime with lots to do but in a smallish area and the tattoo is really spectacular – gran will love it!

I recommend you sort out a weekend break deal which includes hotel, rail and tickets for the tattoo – hotels tend to be expensive and it will be the best way to get a good deal and everything you need in one place. Denise is checking with mum – watch this space. Have you been to the Edinburgh Tattoo – share your experiences, reply back.

fathers day treat for dad…

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I would like to treat “dad” for fathers day said the teenage daughter of some of our close friends and wondered if you could help? He would have to pay of course, but it is the thought that counts! Kids don’t you just love them! OK Becky so what do yo have in mind. We….ll she said something that he will think is really cool but that we will enjoy too. I was thinking some kind of activity break .

Easy thinks I with a wide range of Activity Breaks available throughout the UK, everything from White Water Rafting in Wales to Karting, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Rock Climbing and Abseilling to newer sports Sphereing , Coasteering and Surf Ski-ing. OK what do you fancy, where do you want to go and when…

Do you have a favourite Activity Break to share .. then post a reply.