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smalex wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:32 pm Oh lovely! Charmouth is amazing. Did you find any fossils??
Here’s my haul. Sea glass and pottery. :love2: The cylinders are belemnites. I dropped one on the stone floor of the cottage and it split but looks cool.
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Oh thats brilliant. I love the sea glass too. Charmouth is magical I think.
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Magic is indeed the word. Stupid idea probably but I have a clock made from driftwood ornamented with sea glass from a beach I love; it is probably awfully trashy but I'd do something similar with all that.
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I'm pretty sure I'm going to cancel going to Greece. All the testing will cost at least £300 extra, I'm not sure I'd relax & it also feels rather immoral to go abroad when the gvt are saying "We'd rather you didn't." I haven't made my mind up yet but it feels like the right thing to do. :(
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I am so angry at our fucking useless government over this. Mind you, I'm always angry at them.

We obviously ruled out Portugal pretty swiftly! There are still UK holidays to be had without spending ridiculous amounts (obviously subjective, but I won't be spending £1k on a week in a caravan like I did last August :verm: ) We're going to sunny Cambridgeshire on the next leg of our 'places in the UK we've never visited' tour. I'm really looking forward to it but it does feel like a slightly odd holiday destination :lol:
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I have booked to go to Gothenburg at the start of July. I feel bad about travelling but I'm double jabbed, will isolate for a week before travelling, and will be alone for a few weeks when I come back. Of course, there's always the chance I'll get a last minute positive test and not be able to fly, or that the rules will change over the next few weeks, but we decided that it was better to try and miss out, than regret not trying. Swedish rules currently say that EU citizens are allowed in with a negative tests and, as I'm fully vaccinated more than two weeks in advance, I don't need to quarantine or test while I'm there. I will need to test before flying back, and isolate for 10 days at home, but that's fine. This is basically what's getting me through these last few weeks of writing up PhD, which is threatening to kill me :))
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Why do you feel bad about it, Smurf? It sounds like you're being sensible to me.

I was secretly hoping that we would be able to book somewhere last minute in the summer. We're already going to Northumberland for a week. However, I've now decided to stop pining for the Med and we've booked a weekend in London instead. Now I just need to find something that will impress teenagers. :uhh:
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Loralei wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:47 pm We're going to sunny Cambridgeshire on the next leg of our 'places in the UK we've never visited' tour. I'm really looking forward to it but it does feel like a slightly odd holiday destination :lol:
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Which bit of Cambridgeshire are you going to, lora? Ely is beautiful. Wisbech less so :lol:
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Ruby wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:42 pm Why do you feel bad about it, Smurf? It sounds like you're being sensible to me.

I was secretly hoping that we would be able to book somewhere last minute in the summer. We're already going to Northumberland for a week. However, I've now decided to stop pining for the Med and we've booked a weekend in London instead. Now I just need to find something that will impress teenagers. :uhh:
Probably just Catholic guilt, really :))
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Absurd as it sounds, I'm dying to go to Cambridgeshire! Partly because I was supposed to go a week after lockdown started last year. It's a very spooky place, if the Lei family are into that. :goat:

I would go if I could get away with WFH for 2 weeks so I think you're fine to go Smun.
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I've just booked 5 days camping in King's Lynn (Norfolk). It was pretty desperate measures trying to find somewhere in August with 2 electric pitches!

I have no idea what we're going to do when we're down there though.
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There's lots to do in Norfolk. The beaches are amazing, and the penny slots in Hunstanton are always good for a laugh. Whereabouts is the campsite?
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Ely and King’s Lyn were the last places we visited before the first lockdown, so are very happy memories for me. So much so that our main summer holiday this year is also in Norfolk :)
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It's ages since we went camping in Norfolk but there was lots to do.
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I may well be visiting Norfolk & Suffolk this year; my grandparents were in Suffolk & I have a lot of friends & family there. It's really worth doing. My geography is appalling but you must go to Southwold if it's not a million miles away from you (I always get the two folks mixed up).
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Southwold is lovely, that is true. Its a long way from Lynn though. Ooh, seal trips or fishing trips from Morston!
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It's the Kings Lynn Caravan and Camping site. The penny arcades sound brilliant and so does seal trips! Cube really enjoyed our fishing trip to the North Sea but our clothes smelt awful so don't think that would appeal if we had to store them afterwards :D
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You're going to be opposite a blueberry picking farm (Fair Green), I go every year, they're really cheap and so tasty. But this might not be considered fun for kids :lol:

There is a dinosaur park out towards Norwich. And you can rent day boats on the broads too (just past Norwich). Castle acre is v pretty, and the castle is good.
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There is a F&C shop in Dereham that used to do gluten free days on? Mondays? Maybe?

Holkham beach is the most beautiful, and Wells next the sea has v good ice cream.
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