With ‘Freedom Day’ on the horizon I thought it was worth taking a closer look at one of the strangest rules that seems to have been universally applied during the pandemic. Those around public toilet access and they are pretty nonsensical.… Read the rest
One of the most annoying things, for me, about Center Parcs is being constantly asked “what’s your lodge number?” when going to pay for anything. It reminds me of being in a duty free shop at the airport and always being asked your flight number.… Read the rest
The last day of any holiday is always one of packing and waiting and Center Parcs is no different. You have to be out of the lodge by 10am but you can stay on until the end of the day if you wish.… Read the rest
I’ve walked a long way today – 8.2 miles to be precise. This actually takes some doing as while Longleat Center Parcs is reasonably self contained you can cover quite a lot of ground if you don’t plan your sessions with some care.… Read the rest
It’s been a while since we have been to Center Parcs, eight years in fact, and quite a bit has changed in that time. Some changes are temporary brought about by the current pandemic but others are permament.
The most noticable change was obvious from the moment that you arrive at the welcome huts at the entrance.… Read the rest
I read a very sniffy article about Center Parcs recently where the author highlighted the fact that given you are paying upwards of £300 a night you are only supplied with a £10 kettle. Admittedly this particular author is used to reviewing high end hotels but I really think he was missing the point somewhat.… Read the rest
I’m on lots of social media platforms including the usual suspects: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and a few oddities such as Clubhouse, Reddit, TikTok and even Ello.
In the past I would have habitually turned to Facebook but as their policies seem intent on mining me for whatever they can get from me I limit my access.… Read the rest
I think it’s fair to say that my tolerance for staying at home is probably higher than most others but even I have my limits. And I am beginning reach the end of mine now.
Lockdown hasn’t been as much as a shock to me as it must have been for many others as I had been working from home and only seeing my colleagues on video call for the best part of ten years.… Read the rest
I got a notification today that a concert I had booked for September 2021 had been moved (for a second time) to April 2022. This both perplexed and depressed me in equal measures.
It is just about a year since the UK entered the first lockdown.… Read the rest