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Travel Blogs from Hastings
For the last 12 years of working a high pressure job and no break since school, life had gotten hectic and trying to keep up with it was proving to be impossible. Trying to fit in the never ending housework, sweating it out at the gym, and snatching a bit of rest time here or there in the tiny amount of free time left became exhausting... social life was virtually ...
I was reminded the other night by a good friend that I ought to do another update for our blog - my initial response was ‘Do people really want to know that our recent trip away was a bit of washout?’. I was reassured that, ‘good or bad’, it is still worth doing so here goes …..
After Christmas we flew out to the boat via New York - it was meant to be an just an overnight stop before flying onwards but ...
... It was
basically like a randomly generated walking tour of the city and we got to stop
off at some awesome music, art, drama and dance events along the way. The
highlight was a band from the Shetlands playing in Greyfriars Kirk, really cool
day and a great way to finish our first trip to Scotland.
Our second trip to Scotland was for the Up Helly Aa Viking festival. Along the
way we also got to see the snow in the Scottish mountains, ...
... that on the internet. No one. After a tiring day at work I flop down on the sofa like an Orca at one of those sea park shows! I have snacks and a tea (for anyone who is interested I have bread, butter, chips, peas, scampi, apple juice, water, appletiser, tomato ketchup, fromage frais, grapes, frazzles and leftover Christmas chocolates - so I get a pretty good baseline of good food)
I could write another couple of paragraphs similar to the others but ...
... end and back, past the fishing boats and carnival rides. There were two funicular trains that climbed the steep hills to the old castle and a lookout, but both trains were closed for the evening and we didn't have time or the energy to walk up the hill to look at the castle and the view.
The sun was setting, and people were started to arrive at the pubs and night spots, ready for a Saturday night of partying. ...