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We believe in travel with a difference.....for eclectics who like the pleasantly unexpected. We are endeavouring to find a variety of trips, spas, yoga retreats, hotels, cities, art tours, gourmet cooking courses, and travel experiences that will be unique and special so that you remember them well into old age!

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Our leaders are passionate about the destinations and know them well.

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For overseas holidays everything is ABTA and ATOL protected. We do however always recommend having your own health and travel insurance.

Join us for week-ends away or long distance holidays....and we welcome suggestions or requests!

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4 days Somerset - activity January. Yoga, dance, Zumba, painting, walks + more.

4 DAYS SOMERSET - GET AWAY DURING THE JANUARY DARK DAYS…..RIDE IN CLASSIC CARS, 2 YOGA SESSIONS PER DAY, SOMERSET COUNTRY WALKS, ART LESSON WITH A TEACHER, VARIETY OF DANCE SESSIONS DAILY AND MORE… £557 P.P. IN DOUBLE ROOM WITH SINGLE OCCUPANCY.

MONDAY 24th January 2022
London Waterloo DEPT. 10.20 ARR. CREWKERNE 12.48

“VINTAGE TRANSPORT”… TO THE OLD HASELBURY MILL:
The original buildings date back many centuries and are of great local interest with a history stretching back to the times of William the Conqueror and are reportedly mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

AFTER A LONG TIME SITTING ON THE TRAIN, we’ll stretch our legs and enjoy some light exercise, stroll
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19.30 If you’re not tired and fancy a little art, games, dance lessons or yoga…..there is lots on offer!

DAY 2 - TUESDAY
DAY 2 - TUESDAY 25th
07.45 - 08.45 Start the day with Carmina - yoga

AFTER A FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST

10.45 - 12.00 Local walk around the historic village of Crewkerne with local historian

12.15 Lunch in Crewkerne

Local drive in a classic car to a historic village ….will appeal to classic car buffs! Cadbury Castle and Court of Camelot - home to the legendary King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table….. North and south Cadbury!

16.45 - 17.45 DANCE SESSION WITH Carol before supper

19.00 - Burns Night special in the Mill with bagpipes, haggis and all…
3 course dinner £28 p.p. (please let me know if you’d like to partake in this?)

(For those who do not wish to take part in the Burn’s Night special, supper is served in a different hotel restaurant.)

21.30 - 30 mins stretching/meditation with Carmina before retiring

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY 26th

07.45 - 08.45 Start the day with yoga…with Carmina

AFTER A FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST, DAY OUT.

10.45 Local Somerset historical walk…
13.45 Lunch in a local pub…

16.30 - 18.30 Art session with Rachel in Acrylics - 2 hours. Learn how to compose and paint a landscape or sky scape - Bring your own landscape/skies photo or we can go out and capture a good local shot…materials will be supplied.

19.15 DINNER TOGETHER AT THE OLD MILL in the pub - with music and entertainment with Anne followed by dance with Carol…

21.30 Gentle breathing and stretching with Carmina

DAY 4 - THURSDAY
08.00 - 09.00 YOGA TO START THE DAY

FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST,

Leave bags at hotel after checking out…

11.00 - 13.00 Morning excursion to local historic village and lunch out or back at the Mill - there will be choices
14.45 Departure to Crewkerne station

4 days itinerary to include:

3 nights accommodation in double ensuite rooms (some rooms are on the second floor and as there are no lifts, so if anyone has problems with stairs, please let me know so I can allocate you a ground floor room)
Full English breakfast every day
2 course Supper on arrival day (Choices will be sent out later.)
2 course Supper on Wednesday evening
All transport throughout the 4 days to include station pick-ups and drop offs.
Yoga - twice daily
Dance sessions - twice daily
Walks in the local Somerset countryside or to historic local villages
Art lesson with Rachel in acrylics
Historic tour with local historians
Evening entertainments with Anne
Meetup Fees and full services of your 45+ Not Grumpy leader
This trip is designed specifically for a small group of 12/14 people.
(Return travel, other meals & insurance are not included).)

PLEASE ADVISE ME OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: -

- LET ME HAVE YOUR MOBILE NUMBER IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED ON THE WHATTS APP
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- DO YOU HAVE ANY DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?
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- ANY HEALTH ISSUES THAT EITHER THE HOTEL OR I WOULD NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PLEASE?

THIS HOLIDAY WILL BE REPEATED 21ST - 224TH FEBRUARY

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4 days Somerset - escape January. Classic cars, yoga, dance, painting, walks...

4 DAYS SOMERSET - GET AWAY DURING THE JANUARY DARK DAYS…..RIDE IN CLASSIC CARS, 2 YOGA SESSIONS PER DAY, SOMERSET COUNTRY WALKS, ART LESSON WITH A TEACHER, VARIETY OF DANCE SESSIONS, SELF-DEFENCE, MASSAGE AND MORE…

MONDAY 24th January 2022
London Waterloo DEPT. 10.20 ARR. CREWKERNE 12.48

“VINTAGE TRANSPORT”… TO THE OLD HASELBURY MILL:
The original buildings date back many centuries and are of great local interest with a history stretching back to the times of William the Conqueror and are reportedly mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

AFTER A LONG TIME SITTING ON THE TRAIN, we’ll stretch our legs and enjoy some light exercise, stroll
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16.00 - 18.00 EARLY DINNER TOGETHER

18.30 If you’re not tired and fancy a little art, games, dance lessons or yoga…..there is lots on offer!

DAY 2 - TUESDAY
Morning yoga before breakfast with Carmina
"I have two styles, one called Body & Brain and a branch of Hatha called Anusara."

After a full English breakfast...

Local drive in a classic car to a historic village ….will appeal to classic car buffs! Cadbury Castle and Court of Camelot - home to the legendary King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table….. North and south Cadbury!

12.30 - 13.30 Pre-lunch dance workout with Carol - 1 Hour

14.00 Lunch together at The Mill
Local stroll...
16.00 - 17.00 Early evening Yoga session
17.00 - 18.00 Pre supper dance routine with Carol

18.45 Supper together with quiz and games entertainment

21.00 - 30 mins stretching/meditation before retiring

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY

07.45 - 08.45 Start the day with yoga with Carmina

After a full English breakfast, day out...2 mile stroll in local historic village
Longer for those who would like to.

12.30 Travel to a local farm shop and enjoy lunch in a train carriage!

Afternoon choice:
13.45 Local walk... 4 mile walk with views! East and West Coker are homes to many very famous people with an incredible history and are along the Monarch’s Way, a walk King Charles II made to escape Cromwell after the Battle of Bosworth!

15.00 - 16.00 Yoga with Carmina
16.00 - 18.00 Art session with Rachel in Acrylics - 2 hours

19.00 DINNER TOGETHER AT THE OLD MILL in the pub - with music and entertainment with Carol…learn how to dance

DAY 4 - THURSDAY
08.00 - 09.00 Yoga to start the day...
Full English Breakfast

Leave bags at hotel after checking out…

11.00 - 13.00 Morning tour with historian of Crewkerne….drive in classic cars…

Crewkerne departure 15.19 Arr. 17.56 Waterloo

£547 p.p.
Deposit £50 to reserve your place
Email dee@45notgrumpy to reserve your place or ask for any further information

4 days itinerary to include:

* 3 nights accommodation in double ensuite rooms with single occupancy (some rooms are on the second floor and as there are no lifts, so if anyone has problems with stairs, please let me know so I can allocate you a ground floor room)
* Full English breakfast every day
* 2 course Supper on arrival day (Choices will be sent out later.)
* 2 course Supper on Wednesday evening
* Transport throughout the 4 days to include station pick-ups and drop offs.
* Drive in classic cars to local historic Somerset villages
* Enjoyment of any session on offer: yoga, fitness, dance, walks, art and painting and tours
* Daily Excursions
* Guided Somerset walks and strolls
* Evening entertainments with Anne

Optional extras:
Outdoor cooking
Sports massage
Aromatherapy
Making things out of driftwood with local craftsman
Self -defence course

PLEASE ADVISE ME OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: -

- LET ME HAVE YOUR MOBILE NUMBER IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED ON THE WHATTS APP
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- DO YOU HAVE ANY DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?
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- ANY HEALTH ISSUES THAT EITHER THE HOTEL OR I WOULD NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PLEASE?

THIS HOLIDAY WILL BE REPEATED 21ST - 224TH FEBRUARY

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A four day spectacular Springtime break in West Cornwall with Lits

Penzance Station

£547.00

Picturesque fishing harbours, sandy beaches, scenic rail rides, coastal paths and cream teas……..Penzance, Carbis Bay, St Ives, Newlyn and Mousehole.

As we can’t head for the Med let’s aim for our own Riviera.
I propose we base ourselves in an historic hotel in the heart of Penzance, with its’ wonderful granite buildings, thriving artist community and beautiful gardens, all overlooking the stunning Mounts Bay.

Monday 21st
Arrive late afternoon in Penzance and be transferred the short distance from the train station to our hotel.
After checking in we will enjoy a guided walking tour around the town being regaled with stories of admirals, smugglers, pirates and rebels ending with a ‘Penzance pirate pizza’ supper at a legendary smugglers inn.

Tuesday 22nd
After breakfast we will take a short train ride to St Ives, said to be one of the most scenic in Britain with spectacular views from the train window as the line sweeps along the golden sands and turquoise waters of Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay before arriving in St Ives.
We will then stroll through the cobbled streets and make our way for a visit to Barbara Hepworth’s house & beautiful sculpture garden with a little free time afterwards to wander the shops, art galleries (Tate St Ives?) or just enjoy the beach.
In the afternoon we will follow the gentle coastal path running above the railway line and walk to Carbis Bay, one of the UK’s most beautiful beaches and scene of last year’s G7 conference for world leaders.
From here we will return on the train to Penzance.

Wednesday 23rd
A day exploring a three mile stretch of the south-west coastal path - passing the promenade in Penzance with its’ iconic art deco Jubilee Pool, we will take a leisurely stroll on to the thriving fishing port of Newlyn, also home to the post-impressionist art movement, the ‘Newlyn School’ stopping to pop into the famous gallery and enjoy refreshment at one of the quality cafés.
Continuing on to Mousehole once described by poet Dylan Thomas as ‘the prettiest village in England’ to browse around the picture perfect harbour and ancient narrow alleyways before catching a bus back to Penzance.

Thursday 24th
After checking out of our hotel we will take a short walk to Penlee House, a characterful building that was originally a Victorian family home, surrounded by a delightful sub-tropical park which has been converted to create a first class gallery and museum focussing on the area’s unique, rich cultural heritage and the Newlyn School of Art.
It is also home to a wonderful café that could provide a perfect lunch before departure.

Cost: £547.00 per person

This trip is designed specifically for a small group of 8/10 people.

A deposit of £75 is payable to confirm your place
(refundable only if the holiday doesn’t go ahead).

The price includes: 3 nights bed and breakfast (continental) with single occupancy in the Union Hotel, Penzance, meal first evening *, hosted daily excursions, guided tours, transport, MeetUp fees and full services of your 45Not Grumpy team leader.
(Return travel, other meals & insurance are not included).

*We are centrally located with many excellent eating options all around – from quality Cornish pasties (or fish and chips!) to gastro-pubs and first class gourmet cuisine.

Suggested train travel from London to Penzance (five hours)
Outbound:
10.04 from Paddington arriving Penzance at 15.05
Return:
14.15 from Penzance arriving London 19.26
These are currently priced at £39.10 each way (£25.80 with a railcard)
(* Please do not reserve your tickets until the green light is given)

If you fancy joining me on this adventure then please RSVP AND message/email me asap and I will be back to you soonest with deposit details.

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A FUN, FLOWER-FILLED 4 DAYS IN AMSTERDAM INCLUDING TRAIN TRAVEL BY EUROSTAR

Saint Pancras Station

£850.00

TULIP FIELDS, CANALS, CAFES, PANCAKES, WINDMILLS, WAFFLES & ART

Nothing heralds springtime like the spectacular sight of a blanket of tulip fields; so let’s hop on Eurostar to Holland to see the many multi-coloured bulbs in full bloom!

The Keukenhof Gardens are only a short hop from beautiful, old Amsterdam, so how about we combine this amazing experience with a three-night stay in an atmospheric tree-lined canal-side hotel in the heart of the city to enjoy a true touch of Dutch hospitality?

We can also wander the cobbled streets lined with historic gabled houses, sip on a coffee in a ‘brown café, cruise on a canal, visit the famous flower market, the fantastic Van Gogh Museum and feast on a real Rijsttafel and with free time too, to indulge ourselves in whatever takes our fancy.

TUESDAY 5th APRIL
Take Eurostar from London St. Pancras to Amsterdam
Departing at 1247 arriving in Amsterdam 1611.

On arrival at their Station Centraal we will take a tram to our hotel – Hotel Prinsen where we will stay for 3 nights in single rooms on a bed and continental breakfast basis.

Having checked into the hotel we will have an early evening guided walking tour of this fascinating city to give us our bearings.

WEDNESDAY 6th APRIL
Full day at Keukenhof Gardens.
After breakfast we will make our way to the Ria Station where we will take a bus to Keukenhof to visit the gardens together and then take a canal cruise to give us a different dimension of the tulips fields.
We will return to the hotel early evening for an evening at leisure.

THURSDAY 7th APRIL
After breakfast we will enjoy a canal cruise through the city (these beautiful 17th century meandering waterways are awarded with World Heritage status).
We will then wander through the historic centre towards the flower market to find lunch before visiting the Van Gogh Museum in the afternoon.
We will feast on a risjttafel (an Indonesian meze style meal) together in the evening.

FRIDAY 8th APRIL
A morning at leisure before returning to the station for the Eurostar to London St. Pancras departing Amsterdam at 1347 arriving St. Pancras at 1700.

PRICE PER PERSON (maximum 12 people)

Single room £850.00

A non-refundable deposit of £150.00 will be requested on RSVP
as this is a popular time of year and reservations must be made immediately.

* This trip is organised by ‘Windows on the Wild’ who are ATOL protected so if this holiday is impacted by Covid restrictions a full refund is available.

Price includes: Return journey on Eurostar, 3 x nights bed&breakfast in a 3 star hotel, 4 day city pass in Amsterdam, return bus, entrance fee and boat trip - Keukenhof Gardens, canal boat trip, entrance to the Van Gogh museum, guided city walk, dinner on the final night and fully escorted services of a 45Not Grumpy leader

Not Included: Travel Insurance, meals not listed, gratuities and items of a personal nature.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further queries or questions

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