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  1. welshbois

    welshbois Read Only Funster

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    Well, at last we are finally back in Swansea after our busy trip to France. The van has had a good scrub and wax today so looking lovely and clean on the outside. All the flies and black streaks gone which is a good thing. The inside to get done tomorrow hopefully. Washing done and dried. So lovely to be back home with fond memories of a trip which followed the Coast from Calais all around to the ile d'Oleron and the back up thru the Loire. Still have loads of lovely French delights in the van so that will keep us going for a few days.

    Looking forward to October half term but where to go? My parents are coming with us so we may go back to Holland like last October or perhaps Luxembourg. Will only be away from the Monday night til the Saturday so don't wanna go far. Eurotunnel all booked but where to go?:BigGrin: The dogs will not be with us this time love 'em.
     
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    Hi and welcome back to Swansea , you could have brought some better weather with you. We are off to France next month no bookings we will just decide when we land.

    Rob :thumb:
     
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    Glad you guys had a nice time:thumb:
     
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    That is exactly what we did and just went lol. Hope you have a fab time. Auchan supermarkets seemed to be the cheapest on diesel but they varied so so much. I can see a bit off white sky from Llansamlet to your neck of the city lol
     
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    My,my,you have been busy boys:Rofl1: Welcome back,glad you enjoyed Oleron,we've done Noirmoutier and Isle de Re so far.
    Our van could do with a good clean before we set of for 2 mths next Tues.We'll be spending a week or so on Isle de Noirmoutier,must try Oleron sometime.

    Mike.
     
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    have a fab trip guys :BigGrin:
     
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    welcome home Guys, Nice surprise meeting you at Honfleur. We are on our way down to yours at the half term :BigGrin:

    Penbury Country park, well, its Wales.:Cool:
     
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    Down the road from us lol
     
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    Welcome back to Swansea. Glad to know you had a great time and those little bits of France keep the memories alive.
    What about Belgium for October? Good food. lots to see.
    Lucille
     
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    Cheers Lucille, any ideas for Belgium?:BigGrin:
     
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    It depends what your interests are. We live in the country so we like going to museums and art galleries and we like history.
    Brugges- the Venice of the North- A trip on the canals wonderful! Almshouses, chocolate factory is ok, lunch in town square is better!

    Ten Irresistible Bruges Classics

    The Flemish Primitives : world - famous art from Bruges
    The Canals of Bruges : the city’s arteries
    The Beguinage and Minnewater
    The Centuries-old Bruges Skyline
    Burg and City hall : medieval opulence
    Almshouses (Godshuizen): charity frozen in stone
    Bruges’ City Festivals
    The World ’s Capital of Chocolate
    Bruges’ Cultural Shrines : culture with a capital C
    Lissewege : one of Flanders’ prettiest villages
    http:///www.citytripplanner.com/en/citytrip/proposal/cityurlname/Bruges
    This site gives you a planned trip of the city.

    Bruxelles Art Nouveau I love, Dave not as interested but we both enjoyed the Victor Horta museium in his house. Lots of the Metro signs in Paris are in Art Nouveau style. This site tells you about his buildings,
    TOP 10

    If you are in Brussels for one or two days, VisitBrussels proposes a selection of the 10 most visited monuments, museums and attractions in the capital of Europe.
    To discover all our activities, click here



    BOZAR
    Erected in 1928 by the architect and master of Art Nouveau, Victor Horta, it is a centre of cultural and artistic life...
    Atomium
    The unmistakable symbol of Brussels and Belgium, a unique feat in the history of architecture, the Atomium is today the most popular attraction in the Capital of Europe...
    Magritte Museum (Royal museums of Fine Arts)
    This museum stands right in the centre of Brussels, on Place Royale, and exhibits for public viewing the surrealist artist’s creations belonging to Belgium’s Royal Museums of Fine Arts...

    Mini-Europe
    Located at the foot of the Atomium, Mini-Europe is the only park where you can have a whistlestop tour of Europe in a few short hours. A truly unique journey!
    Natural Sciences Museum
    No visitor can ignore the museum's showpieces: the Iguanodons of Bernissart.

    Comic Strip Museum
    This museum offers two visits in one: an "archaeological" discovery, since it is housed in what used to be the Waucquez warehouse built by Victor Horta in 1906...

    Océade
    This is the capital's water funpark, open all year round, with all the excitement of high-speed slides, the charm of jacuzzis, saunas, solariums and wavepools...

    Royal Museum of Army and Military History
    The museum houses around one hundred thousand items (weapons, uniforms, armours...), making it one of the world's largest military museums...

    Art and History museum - MRAH
    Art and History museum - MRAH
    The Cinquantenaire Museum is divided into four main sections: national archeology, antiquity, non-European civilisations and European decorative arts...

    MIM - Musical Instruments museum
    This excellent museum occupies the old Art Nouveau buildings of the Old England stores (3000m2 of exhibition space) and is one of the biggest collection of instruments in the world...

    BELvue ( Museum)
    Have you ever wondered how much you really know about the history of Belgium ? Would you like to get to know it in a splendid building, next to the Royal Palace, where it all began?

    City Hall of Brussels
    Brussels Town Hall is one of Belgium's finest civic buildings. Not only because of the numerous sculptures adorning its walls, but also because of its perfect proportions and the incomparable beauty of its tower...
    visitbrussels.be/bitc/BE_en/mini-site/2729/horta-2011.do
    We only had time to do the Horta Art Nouveau museum, the art and history museum and the grande place city hall where we had a fabulous but expensive meal!

    Worl dWar 1
    Sanctuary Woood/ Hill 62 walk in the actual trenches and look at gruesome pictures through ancient cameras
    Ypres Last Post ceremony at 8pm each evening
    Ypres museum on ww1
    Tyne Cot British cemetery
    Laangemark - German cemetery
    St Juliaan site of the first gas attack
    So much more but this is a long post and I hope I'm not boring funsters. I used to lead school trips to the battlefields and I find the sacrifice these brave men made very moving
    Lucille
     
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  12. welshbois

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    Thank you ever so much for this information. Will have a good look at it now x
     
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    Welcome back, lovely trip the one you took, cant wait to do it again ourselves:Laughing:
     
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    It was fab - looking forward to the next one now :BigGrin:
     
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