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Quiet day, just us. The four of us went for a walk along the seafront in the morning, it was very cold and windy. Marni, wanted to wear her sparkly skipping shoes. What to do? We went with it, if it gets her on her feet, who are we to push for the winter boots that will keep her feet warm? So two pairs of sock and sparkly skipping shoes it was. First event was a puddle which had iced over and then we had to stop at the railway crossing. The train ...
... chatted for a while, then Malcolm and Margaret wished us goodnight and returned to their cabin. Trevor and I sat for a bit longer and had some more drinks, then a couple of the dance hosts, Derek and Joan, came to join us. They both complimented me on the Gothic evening dress I’d worn last night, and we spent some time in conversation with them before going to bed well after 1.00am.
Tomorrow we were due to reach terra firma, in the shape of Ålesund, ...
... what are our listeners doing today? Anything exciting? Send us a text and let us know.” So I’d texted in, telling them we were off up above the Arctic Circle, hopefully to see the Northern Lights. I’d signed the message “Debbie from Durham” and the two ladies we were speaking to had heard it! Particularly since the DJ had been talking about it quite a lot. An amazing coincidence.
During the cocktail party we enjoyed a couple ...
... best view of the cathedral and castle is from the train station, and it is a sight I never, ever tire of. :-)
After 50 minutes we arrived at York, and decided it was a good time to crack open the bottle of chilled cava we’d brought, along with some orange juice, to enjoy a couple of glasses of Buck’s Fizz each, along with the snacks we’d brought to keep us going.
The three hour journey to Liverpool whizzed by, and ...
... trip to the top of The Tower, see the illiminations and pay a visit to The Pleasure Beach. It was looking like a busy two days in the northwest's most popular seaside resort lay ahead of us.
Our B&B accommodation, Moorbank House, was a very good choice in a town that has more rooms to let than the whole of Portugal. Located about 300 metres from Blackpool South railway station it was easy to get to for starters and it was also close to the ...