Random Reminders to self
Heard such good reports, so restrictions permitting, this will be my first trip abroad post lockdown. October 2020 please.......! Ok postponed to April 2021
To see the Van Goghs and sculpture park
Restored Art Deco lido which I have been delighted to watch being restored. Wish to go and swim there! On cliffs just outside Brighton atSaltdean
Saltdean, Brighton BN2 8SP, UK
Went to Soviet Union in 1978 but did not make it to Leningrad. ( now St Petersburg once again). Need to remedy this.
Stayed near here when visiting the lovely town of Whitby but did not have time to explore Robin Hood bay. Will return!
Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby YO22, UK
This is a historical theme park in France which is all historical reenactments, not rides. It has won all sorts of awards and sounds my sort of thing.
Le Puy du Fou, 85590 Les Epesses, France
The destination of the medieval and modern day pilgrims who walk the Camino de Santiago. Chaucer’s Wife of Bath did it and now also my friends Nancy and Rex!
Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
Ok I have done Lands End and it is a bit tacky ( though all the surrounding coastal area is beautiful) so I think I need to do John O ‘ Groats as well. Planning a trip to far North of Scotland in September 2020 Can report September 2023 that JOG is far superior to Lands End and that adjacent Duncansby Stacks stunning Also be sure to visit Dunnet Head, the true most Northerly Point of mainland Britain
John o' Groats, UK
In a high end hotel, this restaurant apparently does an excellent three course set lunch or pre theatre menu for £28. Recommended to me by a friend who says the food is high quality Italian and service excellent. With little extras such as an amuse bouche, and when they heard it was one of the party’s birthday, a complimentary tray of petits fours. Close to the Albert Hall.
60 Hyde Park Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5BB, UK
I have been to various places in The Netherlands but oddly never to The Hague. It comes highly recommended from trusted friends and plan to go there next year
The Hague, Netherlands
Been to Rome, Venice, Pisa, Florence, Naples, Genoa. Love Italy. Next on my Italian list is Padua, which I understand is about half an hour from Venice. The setting for The Taming of the Shrew. ‘I come to wive it wealthily in Padua’.
Padua, Province of Padua, Italy
Quirky museum pub in Greenwich where they serve mainly Italian food in an unusual setting! Loved the rhinos. Live music on Sunday pm when we were there
72 Royal Hill, London SE10 8RT, UK
The Cordouan lighthouse off the middle West coast of France is described as the Le Phare des Rois ( The Lighthouse of Kings) and Le Roi des Phares ( the King of Lighthouses). It has just been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List as well as now, my own wishlist!
33123 Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France
Vichy in France has been rather unfairly saddled with a unhappy reputation since World War Two. Now, the town has just been added to UNESCO’s World heritage list. It will be good to go there to see what it has to offer. The famous Vichy water is there because of the volcanic nature of the Massif Centrale where it is located.