Saturday, 4 July 2009

Butlins Interlude 6



Friday 26th June 2009

Got up about 7 and started to pack to go home :-(
Fed the birds (a duck, sparrows, starlings, seagulls, several doves and pigeons) with the last of the loaf... watched as other folk did the same soon after ... there will be some fat birds at Butlins
Off for last full English
Sent Teens off to get trolleys... only needed 2 for the way back.
Dropped off Twilight DVD and key cards
Teens went off for their last mess around in the Splash Water World place and to buy gifts to take home
& I went for my second 3 hour total chill pill spa session.
It was fantastic because for a while I was the only person in there... and then there were only 5 of us for the rest of the 3 hours.
I spent ages lying in the hydrospa just floating in the bubbles. I swam a lot and I am pleased to report that my shoulder op in October has certainly worked .....
Read my book curled up on a huge leather sofa drinking cappuccino ...ahhhhh

The Teens were waiting for me as I emerged from the spa and we headed to the car
It was then that I realised I didn't have a map book or directions home!!!!

As it was so well sign posted on the way there I took little notice of landmarks or village names.... I think the first 30 miles were pretty zigzag across Lincolnshire but we saw some beautiful scenery.... most strikingly fields of red poppies... my Teen commented it was like a scene off the Wizard of Oz.

I knew we had to head towards Grimsby .. which we did... I am sorry folk who live in Grimsby but I know how it got its name ... my it was grim there

Everything was going swimmingly until 10 miles east of Leeds and we came to a complete halt on the M62... and it was stop start for about 50 miles until we came off the motorway for home. I hate that type of driving, it is so exhausting... one minute you are doing 70mph then you are breaking to a complete halt .. take your eyes off the road for a second and you could rear end shunt... all in all the journey home took 5 hours instead of the 3 it should have taken ... hey ho I was still chilled after 3 hours in the spa :-)

So that was it ... the holiday was at an end. We came home to blazing sunshine so I had another 3 days chilling at home before the rude awakening of being back to work.

I would like to thank very, very much the Butlins Team at Skegness for a wonderful stay and FuelMyBlog for this rare opportunity of 'product testing' it is certainly a once in lifetime offer and we all really enjoyed every minute ...

10 comments:

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I crewed for a friend along that coast and helped him sail into Grimsby ..... and yes you're right ..... it is pretty grim. I gather it hasn't changed ..... which is a shame.

Glad you had a nice time but I bet you were pleased to get home as well .....

70steen said...

DP ~ it didn't help that is was grey and raining when we passed through Grimsby

Coming home is always a double edged sword.. glad to be back to see pup and pottering at home but had the sword of D dangling as work approached ... hey ho life's rich whatever :-D

70steen said...

oh p.s. DP... you have travelled Norff shame it was Grimsby though!!!

archiearchive said...

Sounds like a wonderful break from routine. Even better that it was a gift. :)

nursemyra said...

any photos of the poppies?

gitwizard said...

Kissy kissy, don't tell DP!!!!

I never saw 'fat birds at Butlins'....looked everywhere....

70steen said...

hee hee GW .. you must have had a blindfold on .. coz as I posted those words I firmly tucked my tongue in my cheek ;-)

70steen said...

NM ~ unfortunately not .. the road to and from Lincoln is a fast single carriage road with few stopping places and the ones there were where not where the poppies were :( (mm how many where/were's could I get in that answer lol)

Hannah said...

We went to Bognor and it was fab - I had a big fry up everyday! I need FuelMyBlog to give a gym trial or something similar just to burn it off again lol.

70steen said...

Hi Hannah and welcome... lol we too had the full English everyday ... I hope I burned most of mine up with all the walking we did... but there again !!! ... loving your suggestion about a free gym trial though.... Sylvie have you anything like it on the books??