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Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

Loy Krathong

There’s been a definite change in the weather in the last couple of days – the constant thunderstorms and rains of the previous few weeks have finally come to a halt, the sun’s out, and it’s perceptibly cooler. We must be getting close to those couple of weeks every year that pass for a cool […]

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The excellent breakfast from the Wheelhouse Snack Bar in Minehead, Somerset

Beer, Butlins and more Beer: Part Two

"Kay had been to Butlin's several times as a kid and had memories of the classic holiday camp experience - mass-produced holidays churned out by the hundred thousand, from the wake-up tannoy call in the morning right down to the meals organised by sittings, and days and nights packed solid with fun-filled activities. I'd never been myself and was curious to see what the modern Butlin's experience would be like." After 40 years of holiday camp-free existence, Dave finds out...

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CAMRA Somerset Beer Festival at Minehead Station, 17 September 2005

Beer, Butlins and more Beer: Part One

"We'd nearly finished getting the house ready to put on the market, we were due for a break, and we knew there was going to be a beer festival in Minehead. One of the three remaining outposts of the once-mighty Butlin's empire was located in Minehead - and Butlin's still offered accommodation for smokers. The idea of staying there was too daft for words. How could we resist?" Tempted by beer, Kay and Dave return to the West Country...

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British Expat Newsletter:
7 December 2005

This week: Holidays - when you already live in Paradise (and don't we all?) where do you go for your holidays?

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British Expat Newsletter:
8 August 2003

This week: Silly season - Pentagon bets on terrorism, Italian fake tans and a sweltering summer in Europe.

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