Friday, 31 August 2012

Boom boom Bittern

Last night I stayed over in BS5. I hadn't done so in a while and I celebrated the fact by going for a pint with my brother and a fellow BSFiver, Stevie Hopes.

On the way to the pub we checked out this! LNER 4464 Bittern.

For spods: A4 Pacific Class locomotive on a 4-6-2.

Get in!

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Hotel decadence.

This week I have been on holiday with BS7.

We have been to the saaaaaarf eaaast of the UK, staying in Kent. We have split our journey home and indulged in an extra night in Hampshire. We did some looking about on line and found The Elvetham Hotel near Hook. It is the former residential pile of the family of Jane Seymour (third wife of Henry VIII, not Solitaire from the James Bond movie).

We bagged a deal for dinner, bed and breakfast for £120. Absolute indulgence! Our room has been the three windowed section on the left hand side with the windows all open in the snap here.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

What a total Kent!

This week BS7 and I have a few days off in Kent. We found a hotel on a last minute site and booked it directly with the hotel ( who matched the offer). We have taken in Sissinghurst Castle and Chartwell, both part of the National Trust, and we have eaten well, relaxed and just lolled about.

I am blogging from the foyer of the hotel, which is all rather relaxed.

The rather smart paving is Sissinghurst.