Eldon Country Hotel
Travel Blogs from Long Preston
... in this village we pulled in behind a line
of cars waiting for what we assumed must have been a traffic light controlling
some road works on the narrow piece of road.
After admiring the gardens in the houses beside us for several minutes
we suddenly realised that the cars had no drivers and we had been waiting
behind parked cars!! It’s sometimes hard to know with the narrow streets and
some of the parking whether they are queuing or not.
... in this part of the country the lovely romantic country lanes are very narrow and have lovely dry-stone walls both sides which you would not like to hit or scrape - so when a car approaches it is only by some miracle that a successful passing is accomplished.
Our first night here was so peaceful and quiet - the only sound to be heard was the sighing of the buttercups in the fields outside. It gets semi-dark by about 10.00pm and the daylight appears about ...
From the minute we arrived onstage at Carnegie Hall for the dress rehearsal we knew it was going to be fantastic. Adelaide HarmonyChoir was joined by 4 choirs from the USA - one was a high school in New York.
The New World Symphony orchestra was brilliant as were the soloists for the Mozart piece. An hour later and we were free to find a meal before returning to the dressing room by 7.30. Gillies and I had arranged to meet with ...
... opened to reveal a Fred Elliot lookalike for those familiar with Coronation Street. There he was resplendent in a pink towel from the waist down and bubble bath bubbles over his shoulders and head!!!!! I could have sworn we were part of a soap opera! Speaking of which the cricket ground is just down the road from where Emmerdale Farm was filmed originally and there is a little shop there selling souvenirs of the series.
We have been following the celebrations ...
... which was certainly a test for the legs but the views were fantastic from the top. The weather has been definitely average with lists of rain but there has been tittle wind until today which was cool with a strong wind. Tomorrow the day should be lovely and we have our fingers crossed that it will stay until Saturday and the wedding but at the moment they are threatening thunderstorms! Ryan has arrived in Bradford ahead of the wedding so ...