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« on: July 14, 2005, 05:51:41 PM »
What's your recommended list to do or experience whether for a "short stayer" or a "lifer" in the UK??


1. Visit the Strawberry Fayre in Cambridge
2. Hire a canal boat for the day in London
3. Have a picnic at Waswater
4. Do a workshop session at Circuspace
5. Go on a photography excursion in the cotswold
6. Experience the fringe
7. do one Mela
8. go on a shopping spree in Brighton
9. Go to one Mela at Brick Lane
10. get tickets to Wimbledon ;D
But never fear, gentlemen; castration was really not the point of feminism, and we women are too busy eviscerating one another to take you on.

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2005, 06:26:06 PM »
What is a Mela??  In Italian it's an apple  but I think you may be  'doing' something else!! ;D ;D
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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2005, 06:33:52 PM »
http://www.edinburgh-mela.co.uk/

I usually go to the brick lane one ...we throw apples at each other for good luck ;D
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2005, 06:34:48 PM »
oh, cool  :)

1.  See the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum

2.  Walk from The Houses of Parliment, over the bridge and up to the Tate Modern-and cross the Millenium bridge to St. Paul's

3.  See the lights on Regent St. and Oxford St. at Christmas

4.  Go to the massive Topshop at Oxford Circus

5.  Walk on Exmoor.

6.  Take a driving holiday in Scotland

7.  Go to Newquay in the middle of the summer.

8.  Go to a folk festival

9.  Look for castles in Wales.

10.  Go to Lands' End and John O'Groats-get your picture taken.  

11.  Visit the National Gallery

12.  Walk around Greenwich on a Sunday

13.  Go to a tea shop

14.  Feed the ducks on Wimbledon Common

15.  Go to a West End show.

16.  Go to Blackpool!  Go on the Ghost train and the rollercoaster.  Go to the top of Blackpool tower.  Ride the tram. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2005, 07:34:10 PM »
See Avebury
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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2005, 07:51:08 PM »
oh bloody 'ell I said Mela twice on my list .... :-[ :P change no. 7 to : go to Notting hill carnival on Sunday (children's day ) or if you're single and looking for some action go on Monday then :P
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2005, 08:06:19 PM »
Mela is the name of my favourite Inidan restaurant just off brick Lane (assuming it's still there). We had a UK Yankee curry night there a couple of years back.

Here's my list:

1. Boat trip down the Thames;

2. Go to Stirling and see the castle and the cool cemetary nearby which I forget the name of;

3. Go to the food hall at Harvey Nicks and taste all the olives & cheeses (it's free!);

4.  If you are a woman go to the loo at Harrods. It costs a quid but it's worth it to sit on the fancy chair in front of the fancy mirror doing your hair & make up. I don't know what the men's loos are like there;
 
5.  For clothes buying go to the Laden Showrooms in Brick Lane - young designers at chain store prices.

6.  Have a curry or several;

7.  Go to Highgate Cemetary and see Karl Marx's grave (and my great-grandparents too!);

8.  Go to the Gower Penninsula in Wales and see the beautiful scenery and eat some Glamorgan sausages or Welsh Rarebit;

9. Visit Hampton Court Palace (could be combined with the Thames boat trip) and get lost in the maze;

10.  Go to Cheddar gorge and see the stalagmites (or tites) and eat some cheese while you're there!

Yes I do know I listed 3 lots of cheese eating, believe me it's no mistake!

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2005, 08:31:19 PM »
lol--nobody has any suggestions for birmingham? :P
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2005, 08:42:00 PM »
I've never been there sorry

need to add :

Ice skating at Somerset house


Britwife I've done your no 7 after having a nice pub lunch at the flask ...I recommended also... :)
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2005, 08:52:14 PM »
oooooooh.  A contest.

I've done Alicia's #8 and Britwife's #6, #8, and #10.  But without any cheese eating.   ;)

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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2005, 08:55:14 PM »
well I've definitely not done Britwife's #4  ;D ...to be honest I've never been to Harrods :)..or IKEA ..amazing huh ;D
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2005, 08:56:56 PM »
lol--nobody has any suggestions for birmingham? :P
But Birmingham is supposed to have the hugest shopping centre in all of Europe!! And more canals than in Venice!
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2005, 11:20:17 PM »
Hmmn it does? Yeah sorry for the London-centricity of my post but have lived in or near London for many years. Maybe some of our midlanders will have suggestions for Brum.

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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2005, 10:28:52 AM »
Okay, from "this" side of B'ham   :P

1. Visit the Lake District - Car museum in Keswick is cheesy but oh so good.

2. This side of Wales- Betsy Coed, Llandudno (sp), Port Marion. 

3. Bronte land!!!

4. Warwick Castle

5. Blackpool haunted house!! and Pleasure beach in general and the arcades  (yeah, yeah, still a kid at heart :P)

6. China Town and Rusholme in Manchester


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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2005, 10:33:19 AM »
i haven't any suggestions for the midlands but i do for the north of England

1 walk from the shambles to the minster in York
2 visit top withens (the setting of wuthering heights) near Haworth
3 go to a football or rugby match just for the amazing atmosphere ( that could be anywhere though)
4 walk along Hadrian's wall
5 stand beneath the angel of the north in Gateshead
6 visit strawberry fields and the cavern club in Liverpool
7 see the illuminations at Blackpool
8 see wordsworths house in the lake district, and travel by boat from one side of windermere to the other
9 ride a steam train
10 go to Whitby the inspiration of Bram Stokers Dracula ( and if your fit enough climb the 199 steps from the town to the abbey at the top )
11 come to Bradford just for the great museums here (and you can do no 2 at the same time ) ;D
12 and finally travel on the M62 probably the most scenic motorway in the country especially between Huddersfield and Manchester
its a far better thing i do than i have ever done