Great British short breaks

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I've got to say my short break in Cornwall was just what the Doctor ordered just it wasn't long enough. Apparently, there's a heat wave this week so a good time to go if you can.
And this is how I roll lol
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Have you been on holidays yet anyone or are you about to go on one? If so where did you go and would you recommend it. I'd love to hear what you get up to on hols/short breaks. Come on spill the beans:)
Morning Charm
Hubby loved his holidays! Have lots of fond memories, except for the last 3 probably. His dementia was showing signs. They​ were fraught and quite scary.
I would love to walk along a beach, have some seaside fish and chips etc. Not ready to do a holiday without hubby. Am smiling sweetly a others who are able to go, Want them to have the best holiday ever. Just wish it was hubby and myself. Sadly that will never be.
Have moved on slightly though, am going on a day trip with my friend in August..
Glad you enjoyed your much needed and deserved break. Will you go to Cornwall again, or try somewhere else?
Hi Charm
I've been down to Charlestown- it's lovely isn't it with all the historic back drop on the other side of the quay.
I'm off in that direction soon- a week staying on a farm near Dartmoor with my hound. It won't be much of a walking holiday though as my hound is getting on and slowing down considerably but lots of shuffles and sit downs not miles from the car.
Beautiful farm lane and cows outside the bedroom window, dog allowed in side with me-perfect.
This is of course preceded by the military operation organising Dad but I'm sure it will be worth it.
Pet66 wrote:Morning Charm
Hubby loved his holidays! Have lots of fond memories, except for the last 3 probably. His dementia was showing signs. They were fraught and quite scary.
I would love to walk along a beach, have some seaside fish and chips etc. Not ready to do a holiday without hubby. Am smiling sweetly a others who are able to go, Want them to have the best holiday ever. Just wish it was hubby and myself. Sadly that will never be.
Have moved on slightly though, am going on a day trip with my friend in August..
Glad you enjoyed your much needed and deserved break. Will you go to Cornwall again, or try somewhere else?
Hiya Pet, Hugs to you. I'm so sorry to hear that I really am. Like you say memories are the key and you can never have too few memories. I realised that when my mother passed 33 years ago and I'd only had 18 years of 'memories'. I know yours is a different situation and that must be so difficult. Where are you going on your trip? It'll do you good I think. Small steps really isn't it. I love Cornwall, Devon, Skeggy and Weymouth. But I was thinking yesterday I love to take my daughter and grandkids to Herm Island. I had many great times there as a kid as we used to go for 3/4 weeks every summer holiday with the dog:) Funnily enough, I also haven't been there since. I reckon it would be good to revisit:)Xx
Henrietta wrote:Hi Charm
I've been down to Charlestown- it's lovely isn't it with all the historic back drop on the other side of the quay.
I'm off in that direction soon- a week staying on a farm near Dartmoor with my hound. It won't be much of a walking holiday though as my hound is getting on and slowing down considerably but lots of shuffles and sit downs not miles from the car.
Beautiful farm lane and cows outside the bedroom window, dog allowed in side with me-perfect.
This is of course preceded by the military operation organising Dad but I'm sure it will be worth it.
Hiya Henrietta, I didn't get enough time to visit Charlestown I will next time it's on the list to do. You will enjoy staying on the farm fabulous holiday and relaxing for you and your hound:) Aww love the idea of cows outside we used to stay in a cottage and there were bulls with nose rings penned up right outside. I've also had unpasteurised milk from the cow...quite a different taste to pasteurised milk. Yes, I can imagine organising dad will take some doing. I have the same with my son but normally his father has him but still, I have to write everything down for him. Well, I don't but I do lol. Have a brilliant holiday Henrietta!...When are you going?
I'm going to a Parkdean Resort on the Isle of Wight next month with my 38 year old son. I've chosen a "lodge" for a 4 day break, the main bedroom has an ensuite for me, and then there's a loo and shower for M as well. It will be interesting to see if it's disability friendly or not.
I've just come back from Menorca, didn't see anything much disability friendly there. None of the TUI/Thompson trips gave any indication on their details about accessibility. Getting off the boats and scrambling over rocks would have made some of the trips impossible. I befriended a lady whose elderly husband was blind with a stick, they really struggled just to get in and out of the coach. It had a huge area underneath for suitcases as it was used for holidaymakers going to and from the airport, but of course this made the seats really high up.
Charm
We are going to Gloucester docks. My friend and myself love history. We will have a cream tea on one of the boat trips, and have a good old mooch round the outlet shopping centre. We chose that because of the convenience of meeting up. I live south Birmingham and she lives north. We get on a coach in our own area, which takes us to Henley, then get on the main coach to Gloucester. If it's as good as we hope, the next trip will be Windsor.
We have been out for the day a few times. Stratford, Leamington Spa and Worcester. So this time it's further afield.
Let's hope you can go to Guernsey. Haven't been there, but we went to Jersey. Did the Jersey tunnels. Powerful!
Not as powerful though as when we went to Auschwitz. That was eery and so so sad. Couldn't go to Krakow and not visit.
bowlingbun wrote:I'm going to a Parkdean Resort on the Isle of Wight next month with my 38 year old son. I've chosen a "lodge" for a 4 day break, the main bedroom has an ensuite for me, and then there's a loo and shower for M as well. It will be interesting to see if it's disability friendly or not.
I've just come back from Menorca, didn't see anything much disability friendly there. None of the TUI/Thompson trips gave any indication on their details about accessibility. Getting off the boats and scrambling over rocks would have made some of the trips impossible. I befriended a lady whose elderly husband was blind with a stick, they really struggled just to get in and out of the coach. It had a huge area underneath for suitcases as it was used for holidaymakers going to and from the airport, but of course this made the seats really high up.
Hiya Bowlingbun, Have a brilliant time in Isle of Wight with your son and Parkdean are normally pretty up on disabled assess. I agree most facilities in Europe aren't disabled friendly at all. They tend not to tell you which trips would be unsuitable I know. It's all about 'getting the bookings' over there. You'd have to do a lot of asking about resorts and even then they would suggest it's suitable whether or not it isn't. It's all about the money, isn't it. The other thing is when you're a carer and you want to go abroad it tends to be the case we have to choose the cheapest possible option. Could be up a mountainous hill or in the centre of a jungle miles away from anything. Xx
Pet66 wrote:Charm
We are going to Gloucester docks. My friend and myself love history. We will have a cream tea on one of the boat trips, and have a good old mooch round the outlet shopping centre. We chose that because of the convenience of meeting up. I live south Birmingham and she lives north. We get on a coach in our own area, which takes us to Henley, then get on the main coach to Gloucester. If it's as good as we hope, the next trip will be Windsor.
We have been out for the day a few times. Stratford, Leamington Spa and Worcester. So this time it's further afield.
Let's hope you can go to Guernsey. Haven't been there, but we went to Jersey. Did the Jersey tunnels. Powerful!
Not as powerful though as when we went to Auschwitz. That was eery and so so sad. Couldn't go to Krakow and not visit.
Hiya Pet, Your trip sounds fabulous I hope it goes well which I'm sure it will and you'll enjoy Winsor too. Wow yes Auschwitz and Jersey tunnels would be very powerful. It is very sad what happened there. My mother was evacuated in the war at the age of 8 and didn't return home for 5 Years. I don't think she ever forgave the Germans for not being able to stay on the Island with her family or mother. I was born in Guernsey lived there for 18 years of my life. I know every nook and cranny on the Island lol. Herm is in the Bailiwick but a seperate Island, I would love for my daughter and grandkids to experience a holiday on a small island. Sark is also brilliant for a day trip. Xx
Thanks Charm, my son was brain damaged at birth but is otherwise fit as a flea. My only problem is keeping up with him! Our steam roller used to take us to the Isle of Wight Steam Extravaganza every year, we had free ferry crossings and would trundle along the road at 4mph. We would go over the weekend before the show started, camping in the field next to Havenstreet Railway Station, free rides on the train as well. (My husband was the local equivalent to Fred Dibnah!) Happy memories.