Yes, I've been away for my Birthday. I took a trip down to the south west of England, it's 390 miles to St Ives in Cornwall from North Lincolnshire. I had a nice B & B. Booked in advance found on the internet. I look at the booking agencies first to get the information I need, then contact the owner direct when I have found one that I fancy that can accommodate me for the dates I need. It wasn't cheap but prices down in the south west are generally a bit more expensive than the midlands and north. It was my birthday treat, and this is why I live a frugal life so I have money to afford holidays and days out.
This is not my B & B, ha ha, but an example of the many houses, apartments, and hotels that overlook Carbis Bay where I stayed. A lot of them are holiday lets.
More Cornwall posts coming up. Toodle pip. ilona