Thursday, August 31, 2006

long walk 2006...

We spent 10 days camping in Cornwall while Dan did the next leg of the South West Coast Path from Bude to Lands End.

10 walkers started, only 7 finished but i'm glad to say Dan was one of them and with only a couple of blisters! I was not daft and spent my week driving around Cornwall in "Benny the Bus", my 17 seater minibus. It was great fun on those little Cornish roads. It was also fun watching the male car driver's faces when they saw me and Debbie sat in the bus doing a 3 point turn in the middle of the road. Hehehe.

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Group photo at the end

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Me and Dan at Lands End

Thanks to friends who sponsored him. The current total stands at over £600. Proof of his achievement can be found here.

L x

Thursday, August 17, 2006

happy birthday daddy...

Today is my Daddy's 60th birthday! Happy Birhday Daddy!

We had a visit from my Mam and Dad last weekend so he had his presents early. On Saturday night we took him out for a meal at La Tasca. It seems to be our favorite place at the moment but the food is really nice. And they've never been for anything like that before so was a treat for them. We ordered 8 dishes plus bread but we could have done with a few more. It did mean though that we could fit in dessert and another bottle of wine ;o)

Back at home, my Dad was presented with his real present - a day driving a steam train at the East Somerset Railway. My dad is a bit of a train fanatic so he was very pleased with his present. It's not until the end of October so he'll have to wait a bit.

L x

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

happy birthday jason...

Happy 26th Birthday Jason! You bairn! ;o)

L x

Thursday, August 10, 2006

sri lanka...

We've booked our first holiday for 2007!

We're off to Sri Lanka in February 2007 for 12 nights starting with a tour of the island and ending with a stay on the beach.

Splendours of Ceylon Tour - 6 nights
Beach Stay - 6 nights

Day 1. Fly to Sri Lanka.
Depart LGW with Qatar Airways to Colombo (via Doha)

Day 2. Arrive in Sri Lanka
Arrive in Colombo. Afternoon tour of the city.
Hotel - Colombo Holiday Inn.

Day 3. Colombo - Anuradhapura - Sigiriya.
Travel to Anuradhapura to visit the ruins of Sri Lanka's one time capital, dating back to the 4th-century BC. After lunch visit Mihintale and then continue to Sigiriya.
Hotel - Sigiriya Village Hotel, Sigiriya.

Day 4. Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya.
Visit Sigiriya's Rock Fortress rising 200m above the green forests. In the rock wall you'll see frescoes. Afternoon visit to Polonnaruwa.
Hotel - Sigiriya Village Hotel, Sigiriya.

Day 5. Sigiriya - Kandy.
Morning visit to Dambulla Rock Cave Temple en route to Kandy.
Hotel - Mahaweli Reach Hotel, Kandy.

Day 6. Kandy - Pinnawela - Kandy.
In the morning visit the elephant orphanage at Pinnawela. Afternoon full city tour and visit to the Botanical Gardens and the Temple of the Tooth, housing the golden casket said to enshrine the tooth of Buddha.
Hotel - Mahaweli Reach Hotel, Kandy.

Day 7. Kandy - Nuwara Eliya.
A superb scenic drive up to 2,000m above sea level. Nuwara Eliya was designed by British tea planters to resemble an English village.
Hotel - St Andrew's Hotel.

Day 8. Nuwara Eliya - Kalutara
Depart for Kitulgala along one of Sri Lanka's most scenic roads passing the St Clare and Devon waterfalls. Lunch is taken in Kitugala overlooking the site used for the filming of Bridge Over the River Kwai. Continue to Kalutara.
Hotel - Mermaid, Kalatura

Days 9-13. Beach Resort.
All-inclusive stay at the Mermaid Hotel.

Day 14. Fly to UK.
With Qatar Airways (via Doha)

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Very exciting!

L x