I’m Back

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

I’m back from my English seaside holiday.  Felixstowe was an unusual place to go for a holiday but it was nice – plenty for the kids to do, a nice town centre, very clean and well maintained and surprisingly quiet.

The caravan site we stayed on was a bit of a disappointment.  The caravan hadn’t been cleaned very well when we arrived and the children’s entertainment was rubbish.  There was no mention in the brochure of the trains that passed by all of 100ft away every half an hour some nights.  That said, it was close to the sea front with a McDonalds within walking distance, its own pool and park and only 5 minutes drive from the town centre and its truly awful one way system and traffic lights.  More on the caravan site another time, including the toilet geyser keeping us awake last night.

The sea front was clean and well looked after with a few amusement arcades, plenty of takeaway places and lifeguards.  The town was really well looked after as well, a good range of shops and a proper independent retro cinema which we visited twice seeing as how it was only £4 for an adult and a quid for a bottle of Coke.

Felixstowe was a nice place and I’d definitely go there again for a holiday but probably not at the same caravan site.

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  1. Maria (9 comments) says:

    We’ve had a couple of day trips to Hunstanton. No pay rise at all this year (it’s been “deferred” to September, when “discussions” will take place), but as a lowly care worker for people with mental health problems, what more can I expect?

    Hunstanton is lovely, by the way – a old favourite.

  2. jameshigham (87 comments) says:

    I’d say a most unusual place for a hol.

  3. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Maria, I don’t imagine there will be pay rises where I am this year either but I’ll settle for having a job at the end of the year. Pay rises are nice but I’d rather my employer made some money to keep us in work. Sadly, care jobs don’t pay very much in England – a product of underinvestment by the British government for decades.

    James, you wouldn’t expect me to be conventional would you? I think Felixstowe is a holiday destination that’s yet to be discovered by most people.

  4. axel (1214 comments) says:

    i thought it had been a bit quiet…….

  5. Man with very hot bladder (1 comments) says:

    Try Jaywick next year.

    Show your children what deprivation is really like.

  6. Maria (9 comments) says:

    Curiously, Wonko, when I became a care worker in the 1980s, rates of pay in the housing society I still work for today were much better… not great, but it was far easier to live.

    Anyway, if you haven’t tried Hunstanton, I recommend it. I’m hoping for another day there in early September.

  7. McFeagle (9 comments) says:

    – and Landguard fort just along the road –

    Felixstowe is much under-rated, and it’s only 15 away from me on my mobike.

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