GORLITZ

We’re in Poland with some friends from our Cambridgeshire village, staying at their flat near Katowice, which sounds very middle class. Other folk flew, missing out on tram/hat-Gate in Krakow, and a great border town in Gorlitz. Timing it just right, or wrong, we missed their Christmas markets by a day, but the old town… Continue reading GORLITZ

CRAFT BEER & CHRISTMAS CHEER IN OSNABRUCK

Mrs RM wanted to stay somewhere new and German on her birthday as we headed down to Poland.  I briefly entertained the idea of Monchengladbach, but a quick sighter on the Duisburg-Dortmund train last year suggested this may indeed be the Deutschland Middlesbrough.  Without micropubs (or parmos). Osnabruck has the advantage of a budget B&B Hotel, a… Continue reading CRAFT BEER & CHRISTMAS CHEER IN OSNABRUCK

POLSKI PODROZ DAY 1 – HOOK OF HOLLAND

  Day 1 actually started close to Hi-de-Hi Essex, but for reasons that will become obvious I’m saving that report for later. The Stena overnight crossing from Harwich to Hook of Holland is a family favourite.  A pleasant drive down the A12 (compared to M11 chaos), easy check-in, spacious cabins, and a smooth 8 hour crossing. … Continue reading POLSKI PODROZ DAY 1 – HOOK OF HOLLAND

MARKET HARBOROUGH GETS A £2.80 PINT

Market Harborough has a similar population to Dukinfield, but I’m much more comfortable rattling off stuff about this anonymous Leicestershire dormitory town; A posh version of Melton Mowbray Superb award-winning indoor market A few ancient buildings ruined by busy traffic Surrounded by canals (2 adjacent pubs in Foxton) The first place I enjoyed Wetherspoon’s breakfast… Continue reading MARKET HARBOROUGH GETS A £2.80 PINT