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On this breezy October morn, I walk
in the swift shadows of cloud-cursing rooks,
watching the world wake on the horizon.
Leo Yankevich
All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.

We meet them at the doorway, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.
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Proof the British are mad: winter seaside holidays in Britain

mheredgemheredge TeacherHere and therePosts: 27,501 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?



  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,501 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!

  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,527 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: 27,501 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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