Last weekend I went on a mystery weekend with female friend who had organised the break.
We left the far from posh local bus station at 7.30AM in the morning, as we were leaving so early we hoped we would go a distance like the lake district or Devon or Cornwall??!.
Any way after some driving around the driver dropped us at Weston Super Mare for late breakfast?. It is not an elegant resort and it isnt that far from were I live!. we wondered around had breakfast at a Weatherspoons( bacon roll).. well its a better bet than a greasy spoon cafe!
We then got on the coach and after lots more driving around ended up at Salisbury for late lunch in the afternoon.
Salsibury is a nice place to look round , and I bought a pretty coloured stone inset magnetic bangle.. the magnets are meant to cure all ills!, I bought it as a nice piece of jewellery, had a tasty toasted sandwich and tea in a nice cafe.
Went and looked round some of the lovely buildings, had seen cathedral on a previous hol several years ago, also went and looked round a small craft fair.
Got back on the coach again and drove around again.. saw signs, saying bournemouth and andover etc got excited hoping we were staying near the sea!. we drove through several counties !, before ending up at an anonymous hotel on the outskirts of swindon next to some road works!
Now Swindon is 40min from were I live and We drove around for hours.. the moral is dont let my friend chose the holiday!.
The hotel was clean and comfortable and they put on a hot buffet evening meal which was perfectly ok and a buffet breakfast.
The next morning we got dumped for two hours in Bicester shopping outlet my worst nightmare walking around shops such as prada, were one buys nothing, unless you are the rich london set,!
One end of the shopping village had niffy loos not nice.. especially if you were a shop or restaurant near them.! went to the loos the other end they were nice and so large they were all disabled friendly!
Nest stop was oxford we went on an open bus tour,, this is quite an interesting university city.. then home.
Got home v tired, my trusty folding walking stick was well used and thank god I had wore trainers.!