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PostSubject: AWOL Until Saturday   Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:00 am

I am waiting for management to tart herself up, the car is loaded and we are soon off to Welsh Wales Warners for a break -returning on Saturday.

I have a laptop with me so I may be able to access the forum but only if the room WiFi works OK. If not - I won't bother to go find somewhere in the hotel where it works.

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:03 am

No room WiFi Alan, works in reception bar area, restaurant, other bars and concert room.
I hope you have an excellent break
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:31 am

Try and get some good jokes. sweep

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:31 pm

Malcolm.  We have just arrived at the Warners Bodelwyddan Castle and the WiFi in the room is fine. We are in the Princes Hall above reception so within range of the modem. I just checked the broadband speed and it is 2.8 Mps which is not exactly speedy, especially when you are used to 200 Mbps.

When we arrived there was an ambulance outside the entrance with the rear door open and ramp down - as we went in they were wheeling an old chap out to the ambulance. This is the second time we have had this happen when we were checking in to a Warners hotel. Management reckons I am a jinx.

She is having a whinge because there are no slippers in the room - something we are accustomed to at most of the hotels we stay at. Reception told her that they stopped doing it last year and directed her to the Hotel shop where she bought a pair for £5. I'm happy to pad around in my socks like I do at home. 

We stopped at Llangollen on the way here to enjoy the sun and the scenery. The horseshoe pass is quite impressive on a sunny day so we saw it at its best.

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:52 pm

We always stay in Llewelyn Hall well away from things and it's nice and quiet....how is your room ?do you have a view ?
Have a stroll around the gardens tomorrow, the weather should be OK according to the BBC.
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:49 pm






The room (334)  looks out on the restaurant - but that is fine with us we are usually out all day.

We will take your advice and take a walk round the grounds - weather permitting. It is chucking it down with rain at present.
Management has gone to a Tai Chi fitness class and is expected to come puffing back any minute.

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:01 pm

That looks OK Alan.....keep taking pics and posting 'em,  I will enjoy seeing them and hearing your comments.
Hope you enjoy your meals as much as I did.
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:28 pm

I just got back to the room after a mixed evening. I would give Warners 6/10 for the meal and 2/10 for the entertainment. But you need to know that I set the bar quite high for standards and Libby considers me far too fine mouthed and fussy.

As so often with Warners, they allocate a table which you use for the duration of your stay. We were allocated a table alongside an elderly couple with two downs syndrome adults. That would be fine, except for their table manners and coughing, sneezing and wiping snot over their faces without using a tissue or hankerchief. Libby was heaving.  It was totally gruesome and we had to ask for another table - which was not available until others had finished their meal. Hence the carvery was low on choice when we sat down 45 minutes later. I hasten to add, this is not a criticism of Warners - it was our bad luck

We both elected for the carvery - the Turkey and gammon joints were excellent but I have a complete aversion to frozen vegetables - and that is all that was on offer. Soggy sprouts, cauliflower and mushy carrots are just not my thing. I like fresh vegetables cooked Al dente. The sticky toffee and custard pudding was superb though - as was the buffet salad starter and the red wine. 

We then popped into the Lowther Hall to listen to some music and for a dance - until it turned out to be just line and barn dancing on a floor far too small for the coach loads of geriatrics who were staggering around with music far too loud for me, even with my hearing aids removed. So I now sit here on the computer with ears still ringing.

I hope the meal tomorrow will be more palatable.   The entertainment tomorrow is line dancing followed by a performance by one Tamsin Killen doing a replica of Katherine Jenkins which is followed by more line dancing. I can't wait.

Libby is thoroughly enjoying it though and relishing the opportunity to remind me that this trip was all my idea.
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:02 am

Sorry to hear about your disappointing evening Alan.
We always chose our same table, up the stairs and immediately on the left, tucked out of the way so our conversation, if any, with other guests is limited.
As for entertainment we never have indulged in that in all the many times we have visited there.
Hope your breakfast is a better experience for you.
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:20 am

sounds lovely Alan wish I could join you!! hat
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:03 am

Oh dear Alan - you should try my cooking sometime. Like you I like fresh veg partly cooked. It is easy when you live alone to let your standards slip, though I try not to.

I used to enjoy line dancing - why don't you try it.
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:42 pm

Alan-we had more or less the same problem on a Shearings tour to Cornwall,sat in front of us on the coach were two rather heavy smokers who lit up at every opportunity and to make things worse they were near us in the dining room what a stench it was.
After one meal i asked could we be moved which we was but the stench was still there on the coach.

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