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Warners- Alvaston with Darren & Isobel


How lucky are we to have stayed in such a beautiful hotel. Our few days were jammed packed with fun quizzes and live entertainment.

Every night we were treated to a live show full of glitz and glamor. You would always find us dancing the night away to the disco hits. 

The Freddie Mercury fans amongst us were thrilled when Bohemian Rock, a tribute to the world famous band Queen took to the stage! 

We explored the medieval town of Nantwich, taking a stroll through the atmospheric cobbled streets, surrounded by beautiful Tudor and Georgian architecture. The streets were lined with bijoux boutiques, antiques dealers and contemporary craft shops all busy with shoppers and we happily bought some souvenirs to take home with us.  

Today we visited Middleport Pottery located in Stoke -On-Trent. Built in 1988 the buildings are still filled with stunning original features and we stepped back in time to explore and learn all about Middleport Pottery which is where the world famous Burleigh pottery has been created, using traditional methods. 


We hit the bowling alley and split into two groups where the competitive sides definitely came out of us. It was great fun as we all took turns picking the ‘lucky’ bowling ball and plenty of strikes where scored. 

We had time to try our luck in the arcades and we also managed a few frames of pool. 

We made the most of the beautiful, well kept gardens and enjoyed exploring in the fresh air. 

London Sightseeing with Dan & Netty

London Sightseeing 

There was no stopping us this holiday as we jumped straight on the tube and headed to Trafalgar Square which was bustling with other tourists.  

We couldn't not pop into the world famous toy store Hamleys, where we explored all 7 floors,  bursting full of toys and fun gadgets. 

A trip on the London Eye was a must and what a beautiful day it was for it. As we slowly moved, getting higher and higher we could see for miles across the city. 

We made our way up to the Sky Garden which is the highest garden in England. Once again we were treated to incredible views.

We loved being able to wander the streets of London. It is defintey the best way to see things. Walking across Millennium Bridge toward St Paul's Cathedral was something we would remember forever. 

Now we felt like proper tourists as we walked along The Mall towards the infamous landmark, Buckingham Palace. 

We continued walking through St James's Park and onto Horse Guards Parade where we had to stop for a picture with the guards. 
We also visited 10 Downing Street and paid our respects to all the soldiers who fought in the war. 

Our final trip of the day was an open top boat cruise along the Thames.
As we sailed along, we spotted all the landmarks, but a highlight of the trip was going under Tower Bridge. 

Another must when in London is visiting the world luxurious department store. Harrods with five floors of lavish gifts, clothes and homeware for us to explore. We felt very posh indeed. We all had to buy something as a memento, and we spent our money wisely on some traditional shortbread cookies.