Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel
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... lesser known songs and his cover of “Pressure Drop” went down perfectly. I don’t think he sang a single word of any of the choruses to “A Message to You, Rudy”. No need. The audience did it for him. It didn’t matter if they were six or sixty – everyone knew it. Just along from us there was a young lad, probably less than 10 years old who knew every word, from beginning to end, sitting on his dad’s shoulders so he could get a decent ...
Carlisle - Nottingham - Nuneaton - Leamington Spa Our first really rainy day was spent driving from Stirling to Carlise. Stirling Castle was our first destination and last Scottish castle this trip. This was the most interactive castle experience and even Isobel enjoyed herself - particularly after a trip to the gift shop. The journey down to Carlise was fairly uneventful but we have been continually amazed at ...
... it was suddenly borderline whether she would need it or not. Our first priority was to get some ciders from the beer tent, after which we walked down to the main stage where Stone Foundation were finishing off their set. They sounded pretty good and we were sorry that the combination of weather and delayed trains had prevented us from seeing more.
Next up was The Selecter, a band that I had enjoyed a lot during the 2-tone Revival era in the very ...
Weather forecast for Thurs is as good as it gets, 24deg and light winds. Can't miss this opportunity to get some kms in as the next few days are promising wet weather....disappointing for the TdF start in Leeds on Sat. Today we are visiting Sue's Aunty Maureen in Hinckley so our plan is to head there after breakfast and some time in the avo, I'll head out on the bike and do some sightseeing around Hinckley. Fast forward now to late morning and we arrived at Maureen's place ...
... and the foundation ruins of an old Abbey.
Day 2 site was Guild Hall where an exhibit on Richard III is displayed. A team of 4 experts found his skeleton under a car park 2 years ago. He had died in the Battle of Bosworth (near Leicester) against Henry VII. On his defeat, Henry VII (Tudor) became king and ended the War of the Roses-beginning a 150 year Tudor Reign Era. A few interesting facts:
- He was ...
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