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Stories and Tips United Kingdom

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Londonderry Siege Heroes Museum

Written by Joy S on 10 Sep, 2013

We had decided to visit the 2013 City of Culture - Londonderry/Derry and decided to make our first stop the Siege Heroes Museum. This is right in the centre of the city and just beside the famous city walls. It is on a…Read More

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The Flower and Produce Show

Written by koshkha on 29 Aug, 2013

If you spend any amount in England, you’ll soon realise that we’re a nation obsessed with gardening. We’re obsessed by quite a lot of things – weather, queuing, politeness, just to name a few – but in the case of gardening, we’re also collectively rather…Read More

Rugby 7s at Northampton Saints

Written by koshkha on 19 Aug, 2013

As part of our decision to do things we'd not done before, I bought two cheap tickets for a Rugby 7s tournament at the ground of Northampton Saints rugby club. We've lived near Northampton for nearly 9 years now and most of that time we've…Read More

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Written by lak11 on 21 Jun, 2013

Stansted Airport is one of London’s international airports, although it is located in the county of Essex. It is smaller than both Gatwick and Heathrow airports but still has many good facilities. I find that it isn't as easy to find a flight from this…Read More

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My Pick of Penrith Pubs

Written by fizzytom on 26 May, 2013

When we planned our weekend trip to Penrith we assumed that it would be the sort of place to have some decent pubs, the sort of characterful, comfortable places that would sell real ales and good grub. While we found that the town does have…Read More

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Eating Scotland

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 12 May, 2013

Scotland isn't exactly known for its tradition of sophisticated cuisine, but there's been more and more high-quality restaurants opening in the country all the time, and although day-to-day Scottish food tends towards stodge and fat, there are some products and dishes that you just have…Read More

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Four Seasons in One Day: Scottish Weather

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 29 Apr, 2013

Although all of the UK enjoys a relatively mild climate considering its actual latitude, the Scottish weather, especially in the Highlands, and especially in the west, gets a fairly deserved bad press.This is less to do with the fact that the weather is incredibly harsh,…Read More

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Checking out the Primates

Written by MichaelJM on 17 Apr, 2013

We were the first ones into the Zoo on this bright but bitterly cold day in early April and soon our grandson was sprinting off towards the whooping screams of some of the primates. We managed to slow him down in an attempt to get…Read More

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Don't get eaten

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 10 Apr, 2013

If the Scottish weather, apart from being generally wetter (especially on the west coast) than many other places in the UK, tends to be at least a little bit better than its pretty universally held image, and the wildlife in Scotland is mostly as benign…Read More

Luton Lunacy - Parking and Penny Pinching

Written by koshkha on 21 Mar, 2013

One disturbing characteristic of ‘budget’ airlines is their dedication to stripping service to the bone and then charging the customer for every little thing on top. We’ve still not quite reached the often threatened idea of a money slot on the toilet door but I…Read More

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