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Where are you going on holiday this year?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by JessicaRabbit1, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    Just Googled it - the missing one is Winchester! I did my teacher training in Canterbury and I used to walk through the cathedral grounds to get to the college - you can't do that now. My claim to fame is that I shook hands with the then Archbishop Robert Runcie during a service.
     
  2. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    My last sentence sounds ambiguous - I didn't shake his hand while the service was taking place, I meant afterwards!
     
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  3. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    Lara - Your holiday does indeed sound fabulous. Have a wonderful time. As for us: I always said that when I wasn't teaching any longer, I'd go on holiday to a warm place during our winter and, along with many others from northern Europe, we're going again to Tenerife which is somewhere we love.
     
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  4. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    We drove to Italy a few years back. We had a convertible then so ideal. The motorways were pretty scary.
     
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  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Most Italian cars end up as convertibles one way or another
     
  6. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    It was said to us once, when we were in Sicily, that in England, they drive on the left, in Europe, they drive on the right and in Sicily, they drive in the shade.

    It was not wise to attempt crossing the road. Pedestrian crossings seemed to be just an addition to the road surface and served no purpose for pedestrians wishing to get from one side of the road to the other.
     
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  7. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    While in Sorrento someone told us that many Italian drivers don't have car insurance. If they hit someone (or of someone hits you) then you settle it there and then in cash.
     
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  8. maggie m

    maggie m Lead commenter

    When we were in Sorrento a charming hotel receptionist warned us about pedestrian crossings, she described them as target zones.
     
  9. maggie m

    maggie m Lead commenter

    Many years ago when Canterbury cathedral suggssted a £5 donation my friends then boyfriend gave the lady at the entrance a lecture on money changers in the temple.
     
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  10. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    In China there are traffic lights that have timers - so the light goes Green and you get a number that starts counting down. Everyone then legs it across the road as fast as possible because when the light goes Red and the timer goes to zero - the traffic starts coming.
     
  11. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter


    Since the charge is to enter the precincts (and services can be attended for free), I'm not sure the point was well made! Mind you if it wasn't compulsory, he didn't have to pay anyway!
     
  12. FormosaRed

    FormosaRed Occasional commenter

    Yes, I think at times I am mad.

    Medjugorje is just over the border from Croatia in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It's an amazing place. I've been 9 times and I don't know anyone who has been who says their life has not been transformed for the better. It's incredibly beautiful.
     
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  13. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    We often go on Riviera holidays for the reason that we don’t want to drive and really appreciate the excellent organisation. Loved their Sicily, Russia and Bologna holidays. Off to Sardinia In April- fingers crossed that Brexit doesn’t affect it.
     
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  14. FormosaRed

    FormosaRed Occasional commenter

    No, not Westminster. Free.

    The CofE cathedrals charge ( they were, after all, stolen in the first place). The Catholic Cathedrals are free.
     
  15. FormosaRed

    FormosaRed Occasional commenter

    Never been but would love to see it.
     
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  16. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    I don't pay to get into cathedrals. I shall just wear my dog collar and stroll right on in.
     
  17. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    The area around Ely Cathedral is lovely as well
     
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  18. susanrk

    susanrk Occasional commenter

    Westminster abbey charged me £22 the other day!
     
  19. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I think primarycat meant Westminster Cathedral, the RC one.
    Isn't this common all over the place.
     
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  20. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Yes - but the Chinese ones have to be experienced at first hand.
     

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