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Beautiful December

Now, when the garden awaits the return of spring
Now, when the silence is deep and blue
Now, when the winter has cast her spell again
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Here, where the snow is as soft as a woolly lamb
Here, where the nightfall is deep and blue,
Here, where the stars are so bright, you reach for them
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Child, may you sleep in gentle peace tonight
Dream of songs that rise on silken wings!
When you wake, enchanted by the snowspun light
Sing the songs that came to you in dreams,
Your beautiful December dreams
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Proof the British are mad: winter seaside holidays in Britain

mheredgemheredge TeacherHere and therePosts: 28,555 mod
What can I say? Sensible people head for the sun in the winter months, but The Guardian is highlighting the best places in Britain for a winter beach holiday! They must be desperate or crazy (or both).

Where would you like to go for a winter holiday? Do you head for the sun or are you happy with snow and cold weather?


http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/nov/16/best-uk-seaside-holidays-winter?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,555 mod
    It seems that a British couple who spent a night in a hotel in Blackpool recently have been fined for making a bad review of the place on TripAdvisor. Thank goodness I usually pay by cash!

    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/19/tripadvisor-couple-bad-hotel-review-charged-blackpool-broadway?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,927 mod
    I don't know of anybody who would actually like to use the beach in the winter in the same way as they might in the summer, however I do think that the beach is a great place to go for a walk even if the weather isn't great. In fact, if you wrap up warm, there is almost nothing better than being able to walk along the coast with the wind on your face, because it is so bracing and can "blow out all of the cobwebs" like the British people say. But they don't use the beach for swimming, or if they do then they will usually wear proper clothing for the purpose.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,555 mod
    You don't know the British that well then @GemmaRowlands. When I have been in Nice in the winter, I can always tell what nationality the few people sitting out on the beach and even swimming in the sea are. They are invariably Brits.
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