The New Promenade Hotel
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... Matt and I tried out the Irish Coffees....v. good.
Marni and Brody were in good form today. There was an elderly couple sitting behind us waiting to be picked up by their driver who was stuck in the snow. Marni and Brody entertained them for most of our lunch. It was very cute and it definitely made the couples wait more enjoyable.
After our lazy lunch we walked back and the kids walked back along the wall again.
This morning I was very tired and it was difficult to get out of bed, probably due to the lost hour and the fact that the mornings are getting darker the further north we go. So it was about 9.40am before I got out of my pit, and got washed and dressed. We then decided to go and get some exercise, so we went up and did five laps (equivalent to one mile) round the promenade deck in the crisp air.
Then it was back to our cabin to get our Fred Olsen ...
... on the elegant style. :-)
Then I got a glass of fizz to enjoy back in our cabin, before it was time to get ready, dressed in our glad-rags. I wore a gorgeous floor-length black velvet off-the-shoulder gown, with a black lace choker and silver platform shoes, and Trevor looked very smart in his dinner suit with a red bow-tie and cummerbund.
As we were standing in the queue outside the Neptune Lounge, waiting to go into the captain’s ...
... I will say for Paddy’s Taxis, they are (and always have been) extremely reliable.
It only took five minutes to get to Durham railway station where we were pleased to see that our train to Liverpool Lime Street was on time. Boarding the train and making our way to our reserved seats, we pulled slowly out of the station as dawn broke over the distinctive silhouette of our own impressive and awe-inspiring Durham Cathedral. For visitors to ...
... on this trip, they all smiled and said they hadn't been since they were young or their kids were young and of course it was tacky and awful but it would still be fun.
They were right – it is tacky. But Britons have been taking holidays in Blackool since the 18th century and it once was considered the playground of the rich and royal.
We booked a room at the Grand Metropole, only knowing that it was ...