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    I was cutting through the V&A once with two of my grandchildren on route to the science or natural history
    My grandaughter looked at a naked statue of a (quite well hung) man and said "Nanny, is it a boy or a girl" lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerangelx View Post
    I used to prefer Chapel St Leonards or Mablethorpe, but Skegness is easier to get to by train!
    Can't you get to Mablethorpe by train? There was or still is a station there, don't know now. Chapel used to be lovely until it became so commercialised like Ingoldmells. Sutton on Sea is a lovely quiet place in low season with a beautiful beach and not too commercialised either. We used to have a touring van and spent many happy holidays stopping at Huttoft, so quiet and peaceful, plus we were within easy travelling distance of larger places if we wanted to venture out.
    There is a regular bus service that runs from Skegness to Mablethorpe and visa versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deebee View Post
    I was cutting through the V&A once with two of my grandchildren on route to the science or natural history
    My grandaughter looked at a naked statue of a (quite well hung) man and said "Nanny, is it a boy or a girl" lol
    LOL kids aye, don't you just love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerangelx View Post
    York is beautiful. I remember going there when I was younger.

    Also, if you can get to it - Skegness is always good...Being from Nottingham, most of my day trips have been to skegness and I have very fond memories.

    I plan on going to more places within the next couple of years as day trips...I really want to go back to York, Leicester, anywhere with museums and science type stuff - I like history, boyfriend likes Science. Also want to go to Stratford at some point
    I originate from York and it is a good tourist destination although it can get very windy around the minster and the cobbles can be awkward. I'm like you flower, i like history and my flatmate likes science.

    Whats strange is, i've lived in leeds for 10 years now and i still haven't visited the Royal Armouries. Keep meaning to go every year but never do

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    Quote Originally Posted by beau View Post
    Can't you get to Mablethorpe by train? There was or still is a station there, don't know now. Chapel used to be lovely until it became so commercialised like Ingoldmells. Sutton on Sea is a lovely quiet place in low season with a beautiful beach and not too commercialised either. We used to have a touring van and spent many happy holidays stopping at Huttoft, so quiet and peaceful, plus we were within easy travelling distance of larger places if we wanted to venture out.
    There is a regular bus service that runs from Skegness to Mablethorpe and visa versa.
    There isn't a train station in Mablethorpe anymore and last year we planned on going into Skegness via the bus..we ended up abandoning our outing and getting a taxi back to mablethorpe without setting foot into Skegness We *could* get the sand train, though. I quite like that idea.

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    Today I got up at the crack of dawn - well 6am as I like to get certain jobs out of the way before I have chance to put them off. It's my birthday week so all thoughts of being frivolous have gone out of the window.

    My saintly cleaner turned up to get a few things sorted out - 3 hours every fortnight. As she was in it was lucky as she signed for courier deliveries on my behalf.

    Just going to get changed as I'm meeting some friends in central Manchester and we're getting an early light bite at a Turkish eatery before seeing some culture 'Much to do about Nothing' - a modern adaptation on one of Shakespeare's comedies at the Royal Exchange Theatre. I can get 241 tickets which is great.

    It's a theatre in the round with seating on four sides plus a big cafe area shown below. We got cracking seats two from the front - very accessible.

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    National Trust have an accessabilty policy, so most of their properties are wort a visit.

    In London, attractions such as the London Eye, London Aquariam etc are accessible as are more of the shops and cafes Certainly in the centre.

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    And if you need a carer, they will go free on the London eye

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    I fancy a trip to see the newly opened Kelpie sculptures in Dundee, as they look amazing. Unlikely Ill make it anytime soon, but can always hope.

    I'd love to have one of Star Treks transporters, life would just be so much simpler if you could just beam yourself to your place of choice and back home with a simple slide of a lever and some co ordinates.

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    Seriouslyfedup,
    We can't beam you up but we can bring images of the horses to you.
    They are magic.
    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-...ntral-27101681

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