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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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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:51 pm

We have only been to that particular Warners once,and 'Er indoors fell down some steps within a couple of hours,so she spent the stay in a wheelchair. We always now go to Alvaston Hall. The food there is exceptionally good at all meals. We wouldn't go anywhere else now. The dining room is a theatre restaurant, and we prebook our table. The table is yours for the duration of the stay,so you can finish the meal and go elsewhere until the show is due to start,in the knowledge that no one will have taken your seat. We always sit right on the edge of the dance floor. We know a lot of the staff there now,and always get a warm welcome. Hope you have a good time.

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:45 pm

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We have only been to that particular Warners once,and 'Er indoors fell down some steps within a couple of hours,so she spent the stay in a wheelchair. We always now go to Alvaston Hall. The food there is exceptionally good at all meals. We wouldn't go anywhere else now. The dining room is a theatre restaurant, and we prebook our table. The table is yours for the duration of the stay,so you can finish the meal and go elsewhere until the show is due to start,in the knowledge that no one will have taken your seat. We always sit right on the edge of the dance floor. We know a lot of the staff there now,and always get a warm welcome. Hope you have a good time.

Sounds just like the Borders General Hospital andsome. I always get a warm welcome there lately. The food stinks as do some of the staff. drum

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:50 pm

We didn't get a good start to the day - I overslept and didn't awake until 10:30. It was a glorious sunny morning and I hate to waste a minute of good weather during the winter. Management coaches the England sleeping team and would easily sleep until noon if I let her.

We drove along the coast road, over the Menai bridge and headed for Beaumaris, a nice little town with of course the Castle.

From there we visited Red Warf bay which is very scenic - even when the tide was fully out as it was this morning.

We got back to the hotel in time for dinner and organised a new table which is nicely located against a wall. I had deep fried brie as a starter with a salad dressing and redcurrant sauce. My main course was a medium rare sirloin pepper steak which was cooked perfectly with triple cooked chips, mushroom, vine tomatoes and a small salad dressing accompanied by a bottle of very pleasant red wine.  The meal was superb and the hotel thus redeemed itself.

We had a bit of fun - we didn't have desserts but the menu included Spotted Richard. We were both niggled by the concession to the PC brigade and Libby crossed out the word Richard and substituted the correct word "DICK".  When the waiter came to take our desert order he removed the menus and handed them to a couple at the table behind ours, who looked at them and called him back. I thought Oh Oh - but in fact Libby owned up and they thought it was a hoot. He left with orders for two spotted Dicks, one with ice cream and one with custard.

The entertainment was a lass named Tamsin Killen who is a Katherine Jenkins replica. She has a fine voice and sang for 60 minutes with some opera arias mixed with light classics and pop. Jolly good - but we didn't stay for the sequence dancing afterwards.

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:41 am

So you missed you breakfast !
That breakfast is the best part of the break for me.
Don't forget to have a walk around the gardens and try to imagine how beautiful they look in Spring and Summer.
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:38 am

My breakfast is always - even on a cruise or 5 star hotel - two slices of toasted granary bread with butter, coffee with baileys and fresh orange juice. I always carry a hip flask of Irish Cream with me when out and about so when we pop into a café for a coffee I have my coffee creamer with me.

I can trace my aversion to milk back to when I was a boy scout. During one of our annual scouts Jamborees - or whatever they were called - they had an endurance race where we had to run two laps of the field then go through a series of trials such as crawling under a net, climbing over a wall, walking a tightrope and I forget what else - but it ended with a cow tethered at the finish line. You had to milk the cow into a mug and drink it down. It was warm, greasy and utterly repulsive and I have never drunk milk since.

Fast forward 60 years and my wife warns me that my disdain for milk could lead to osteoporosis due to a lack of calcium. So I started putting baileys in my coffee to shut her up and have done so ever since. I sometimes get strange looks in restaurants when I pull out my hip flask and pour Baileys into my black coffee.  Who cares!!

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:17 am

I have porridge for breakfast most morning made with MILK, and a very generous portion of blueberries.  We drink a lot of milk and always finish the day off with Horlicks made with MILK.  For breakfast when away my favourite is scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on buttered toast.

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:03 pm

It makes me wonder why you are not overflowing with the MILK of human kindness
 and groan all the time...... drum

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:05 pm

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I always carry a hip flask of Irish Cream

I can't stand the stuff !pale
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:12 pm

I feel that way about sherry. Also trifle with soggy cake at the bottom.

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:14 pm

Works a treat that one Alan. thumb

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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:42 pm

hic ello sailor - give me a bourbon any day !
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PostSubject: Re: AWOL Until Saturday   Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:49 pm

Bourbon comes from Trumpland

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