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Re: travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 19 Apr 2009, 08:10

Have a great time, Philip!
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Re: travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 19 Apr 2009, 17:37

Have a lovely time, Philip and well done with your exams. :)

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Re: travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby auscatherine » 20 Apr 2009, 03:35

Have a great trip, Phillip, and don't melt away in the heat!
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Re: travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby Philip Mannering » 21 Apr 2009, 11:04

auscatherine wrote:Have a great trip, Phillip, and don't melt away in the heat!


No I'll try to keep safe! :lol:

Counting the hours.... 8)
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Re: Travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 23 Apr 2009, 12:46

Hope you have a safe journey, Philip. I'm posting some photos of my recent trip to North Wales.

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View of Llandudno as we walked along a footpath near the foot of the Great Orme.


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Me climbing the Great Orme, Llandudno.


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A gorse bush - so Blytonian!


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My son on the Great Orme.


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The view we had from the top of the Great Orme as we ate our picnic.


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A view from the Great Orme.


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My son exploring the Bronze Age Copper Mines on the Great Orme.


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A Punch and Judy Show on the promenade in Llandudno.


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Me with my mum in the park, Abergele.


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My daughter in the park, Abergele.


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Gwrych Castle, Abergele.


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Gwrych Castle, Abergele.


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Gwrych Castle, Abergele.


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Gwrych Castle, Abergele.


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View from Gwrych Castle, Abergele.


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My mum, daughter and son, Gwrych Castle, Abergele.
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Re: Travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby Moonraker » 23 Apr 2009, 13:29

Great pics, Anita! It looked a bit of a climb up to the Great Orme (what a wonderful name - Five Go To Great Orme?) A snazzy t-shirt you're wearing, too!
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Re: Travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby Ming » 23 Apr 2009, 14:00

Wow! Lovely pictures, Anita. The castle in particular looks very fascinating.
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Re: Travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby Philip Mannering » 23 Apr 2009, 14:02

Wonderful pictures, Anita. Great Orme looks fantastic. Wales is a country I'll have to visit sometime!

I'm typing this on Arabian soil... still quite a bit exhausted from the journey, and the fact that we had to stand for 3 hours in a queue for immigration. I was nearly falling as we at last reached my father's home at midnight! At least we had a safe journey.... 8)

The magic words are coming to my mind - Holiday Time! Sightseeing, travelling, and eating great foods... what could be better?! As someone said in a book (can't remember which), school seems so far away. :D :D
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Re: Travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby Eddie Muir » 23 Apr 2009, 16:36

Great photos, Anita. :D I must try to remember how to post some photos of my Dorset visit later in the summer. I have used Photobucket in the past, but I did experience some difficulties when doing so. :?
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Re: Travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 23 Apr 2009, 16:46

Moonraker wrote:Great pics, Anita! It looked a bit of a climb up to the Great Orme...


The summit is almost 700 feet above sea level so it's hardly a mountain, although the climb is quite steep in places but well worth it for the wonderful views.

I always have a bit of trouble with Photobucket, Eddie, but usually get there eventually!

Glad you got to Saudi Arabia okay, Philip, though the 3-hour queue sounds like a nightmare!

Forgot to take any photos of picnics or ices. Suppose I was too busy eating!

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Re: Travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby Jen-Jen » 24 Apr 2009, 04:50

They are beautiful photos Anita!! The views are breathtaking! And the castle looks so exciting! Did you happen upon any secret passages or dungeons?
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Re: Travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby hope189 » 24 Apr 2009, 09:08

Wonderful photos, Anita. That gorse bush is indeed very Blytonian.
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Re: Travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 24 Apr 2009, 09:10

Lovely photos, Anita. I'd love to go back and visit Lllandudo again one day.



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Re: Travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 24 Apr 2009, 11:11

Jen-Jen wrote:...the castle looks so exciting! Did you happen upon any secret passages or dungeons?


I'm afraid not, Jen-Jen. Gwrych Castle is actually only about 200 years old (a rich man had it built in a mediaeval style) so I'm guessing that it probably never had dungeons. It was inhabited until about twenty years ago (jousting displays were held there when I was a girl and I believe part of it was a hotel for some years) but sadly is now gradually becoming a ruin. :( The roofs and floors have fallen in (or been vandalised in some cases), there are cracks in the walls, plants and trees are growing through and over parts of the building, some of the boulders are loose, etc. When we visited the castle a couple of years ago it was still possible to go inside but now the doorways have been blocked up as it is becoming dangerous. I heard that some work was done on the castle about a year ago to at least preserve the structure as it is now, but I don't know what the future holds.

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Re: Travels - planned or recently returned from

Postby auscatherine » 24 Apr 2009, 12:53

Fantastic photos, Anita. I too love the look of that castle.
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