BEST WESTERN The Grand Hotel
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... bought (from eBay of course) only keeps the place above freezing in the night.
The gas heater is brilliant. It has two fan forced outlets, one in the lounge and one in the bedroom plus the heat directly from the heater and, as a bonus, the flue passes through Jeans wardrobe so now she has warm clothes. In fact it could be used as a sauna!
Rain. Sunday and Monday were the worst yet. Strong winds ...
... Middlesbrough, or 3 if you are in Whitby. The 3rd reason is that the trip is 45 miles through the moors and takes 90 minutes as it stops frequently and needs to climb a lot of hills and it was less then 10 pounds for both of us return. It follows the Esk right up to the top of the moors and closely follows the route we took the day before in the car
The other reasons ...
As dusk descends, the promised monsoon rains have not quite materialised but it is cold and very windy. It's good to know we will in hot and sunny climes quite soon.
Luggage is nearly packed. Judith has been scouring the shops for suitable light clothing and we have vast quantities of medical items including insect repellents and malaria tablets.
No room for the cricket bat I'm afraid.
... than it looks on TV but when we looked at our pictures it looked larger than life as well. I leant on the bar where Claude Greengrass and all the others drank, but was served by a young lass who wasn't a patch on Gina.
Although it was a miserable day the Moors, just like the Dales, are lovely in any weather.
Trip to Whitby tomorrow and maybe a train ride to Middlesbrough.
... verge of closing up for good when by sheer chance Wallace, of Wallace and Grommet fame, said the immortal words 'not even a bit of Wensleydale" when the love of his life in the Close Shave episode said she didn't like cheese. W and G fans all over the UK then decided to try Wenslydale and the brand was saved. Good old Wallace, what a star. I was expecting a monument erected in his honour outside the creamery, but alas ...