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My August week off planned

howdy-doody

Eloquent hooligan
#1
Right... I have a reputation of being a workaholic :eek: So in a 'use it or lose it' kinda way I'm taking a week off at the end of August to do some random mad things :)

Saturday

Travelling from Portsmouth to:

Stonehenge



then driving to

Glastonbury

& going up the tor



then travelling to Brecon & setting up camp :)

Sunday

Climbing Pen Y Fan (not climbed it since 1989)



Monday

Travelling to Ross on Wye



This is IS a bit weird admitedly... I've discovered that my stepdad that I've not seen since 1979 still lives in the same house in Ross (15th century court house - the garden is end at the turret in the pic above)... & he's got remarried & the court house is now a guest house... I've booked in for a night to sleep in my old house... & mebbe my old bedroom. I've not told him who I am & won't unless he twigs who I am.

I'm doing it really to revisit my old town, school & I absolutely loved the house & it's garden...

Tuesday

Travelling to Clun near the Welsh borders & camping nearby - again to revisit a village I used to live in (1980 was the last time I was there) & to check out my old school / places I used to play.

Clun has an old Norman guard castle which was ace to muck about on as a kid - can't wait to see it again :)



Wednesday

Travelling to Cadair Idris, Snowdonia (not been here since 1987) & hiking up it & camping by the lake below



Thursday

Travelling to Barmouth on the Welsh coast & camping / chilling



Friday / Sunday

Travelling to Redditch to chill with friends back in my old home town.

Sunday

Travelling to London to go clubbing at a fund-raising night for a friend who tragically died recently & meet up with friends to dance the night away celebrating his life :)



Bank Holiday Monday

Travel back to Portsmouth & collapse :D


I hope to stick to LT choc shakes / Celebrity Slim tommy soup during this but may get some Celebrity Slim bars in for the hiking days as I reckon I'll be using up LOADS of energy up & down the mountains :)
 
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howdy-doody

Eloquent hooligan
#2
lol it should be clarified I meant 'week off' as in holiday not as in off TFR :eek:
 
#3
WOW, now that's a holiday! Lots of time for relaxation in there!!! I hope you have a wicked holiday, you've picked some beautiful parts of the country.
 
#5
some very pretty-looking places to visit.
Ross on Wye looks very nice.
 
#6
Have a brill time, The British Isles have some truly beautiful places to visit, I know people go abroad mainly for the weather, but our country is so lush and green because of the rain. I'm also trying to preserve my skin, so not much chance of frying to a crisp here either!!!!
 
#7
I've got a week off too at end of August. Can't wait!! (even though in my own workaholic life i will be checking emails and working most days!!).

I will start next weekend by heading south to spend 4/5 days with my mum. We will be planning a couple of days out, in the Berkshire area, we both quite like stately homes and there'll be village pubs/tea rooms to visit too i suspect.

Then off to Leeds Festival. A week of polar opposites - but all done on LT ;)
 

Scotsmist

Life is not a Rehersal!
#9
Howdy

What a great week you have planned...all joking aside, you really are very positive and very fun!!!

I had a week in Ross/Wye when I was around 19-20 and absolutely loved it. My friend came from there too....oh, it was beautiful...I think that was my first time down that neck of the wood!!

Have a brill time and enjoy :)
 
#11
WOW!! I am so jealous! Any room in your suitcase (admittedly you'd need a pretty big suitcase lol)? You've certainly packed in the activities! Look at all those stunning pictures! What an immense week you'll have, fantastic!

Will it be weird seeing your old step dad again? Why won't you introduce yourself? Or is that me being too nosey? I can't imagine going back to stay in a house that I used to live in without wanting to tell someone. But I'm sure it will be a brilliantly nostalgic and moving time for you nonetheless.
 
#12
wowzers - i think you're gonna be bored - sat around all day every day doing nothing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

its always good to plan - i have lists for everything !

Enjoy xx
 

howdy-doody

Eloquent hooligan
#13
Cheers all - can't wait :D

WOW!! I am so jealous! Any room in your suitcase (admittedly you'd need a pretty big suitcase lol)? You've certainly packed in the activities! Look at all those stunning pictures! What an immense week you'll have, fantastic!

Will it be weird seeing your old step dad again? Why won't you introduce yourself? Or is that me being too nosey? I can't imagine going back to stay in a house that I used to live in without wanting to tell someone. But I'm sure it will be a brilliantly nostalgic and moving time for you nonetheless.
Deffo room in my rucksack... & indeed in my new 'rocco :D



Re my stepdad - no you're not nosey at all (you're female after all ;) :p)

I just didn't want to turn up out of the blue & go 'Surprise surprise !' as he's got a completely new life & indeed wife :)
I'll just play by ear & see how it goes... :) Anyway - the last time he say me I looked this this so he prolly wouldn't clock me lol



Here's a pic of my old house from outside



& my old bedroom (4 poster was added since I was there last time lol)

 
#14
LMAO -Oh my goodness!! look at dose cheeksh, justsh look at dem! Awwww. :D

The house looks class! I'd imagine as a child there was LOADSA fun to be had!
 

howdy-doody

Eloquent hooligan
#15
Hahahaha - bless my iddle cotton socks eh :D

Hey check this... it's a video of The Lightbox (the club I'm going to on the Bank Holiday Sunday)... it's called The Lightbox for a very good reason... how cool is this... can't wait :D

[youtube]N9njAtNr5I4[/youtube]
 
#17
Hahahaha - bless my iddle cotton socks eh :D

Hey check this... it's a video of The Lightbox (the club I'm going to on the Bank Holiday Sunday)... it's called The Lightbox for a very good reason... how cool is this... can't wait :D

[youtube]N9njAtNr5I4[/youtube]

hmmmm -wouldn't be my cup of tea :( But I could definitely see the attraction. You're gonna have a ball!
 

howdy-doody

Eloquent hooligan
#18
#19
By heck Howdy, you're a bit of an action man aren't you! I'm exhausted just reading your plans!!!!!

And weren't you a cheeky cutie when you were younger!!!! Glad to see you haven't lost that cheekiness!

x
 

howdy-doody

Eloquent hooligan
#20
By heck Howdy, you're a bit of an action man aren't you! I'm exhausted just reading your plans!!!!!

And weren't you a cheeky cutie when you were younger!!!! Glad to see you haven't lost that cheekiness!

x
Hahaha - I've not lost me cheekiness just me cuteness eh ;) :D x
 


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