Hiya, I'm back. It's gone midnight so I'll only write a few words. I've just been reading through your comments on the Blackpool post. Sorry I only put short descriptions to the photo's but the light was fading and by the time I finished I couldn't see the keyboard. I had a good nights sleep in the tent, that was probably because I walked such a long way.
I must just add that I was not impressed with Blackpool at all. I haven't been for a few years and thought it would make an interesting contrast to add it to a walking trip. I wish I hadn't bothered.
Hi Jane and Chris, I went to Pride in London a few years ago, it was fantastic. I loved the way everyone dressed up, they really went to town on the glamour. I thought this one would have been the same. It was held at the bottom end of North Pier, loads of security staff at the entrance, and you had to buy a ticket from the nearby Merrie England bar to get in. I didn't bother to look how much it was, so I just hung around for a while to get the tram pictures, and watched people going in. There was no glamour, just cheap and tacky.
That's a good idea about pensioners able to get on the Pleasure Beach free, Christy. Maybe I'll email them to tell them how disappointed I was.
The whole of the Tower building looks scruffy, in fact I would go as far as saying it looks derelict. It looks like the whole job of refurbishment will take years.
Blackpool is not for families any more, it's for teenagers and young adults to drink themselves into oblivion, and get out of their heads on drugs. You see them everywhere, numerous stag and hen parties, girls wearing hardly any clothes, how they manage to keep warm I'll never know. OMG I'm sounding like my mother.
I'm off to bed, catch you later. You'll like the Kettlewell pics. Sorry I couldn't post them while I was there, I need to top up the dongle, ha ha.
On my needles and hook
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