I’ve got lots of plans for my week off. I’m meeting up with long term teaching friends on Saturday afternoon. One of them texted that she has some 'big news' to share with us. I'm wondering if she has found her own escape tunnel? We became friends when we were all teaching in Redditch in the mid-1990s. Since then we've followed our own career paths across the West Midlands but always stayed in touch. I really value their opinions and love meeting up.
On Saturday evening we’re having a little Valentine’s themed evening meal with my parents (heart table confetti, pink fizzy wine etc). They've helped us out a bit recently with one thing and another, so it seemed like a nice chance to spend some quality time together.
We’ve also got a few nights booked in a hotel on the coast near the New Forest. Its Trip Advisor reviews are very variable but we are only paying £90 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast for both of us. At that price I think we’ve got to be ‘tolerant’ of its possible quirkiness! I’ll report back (with pictures!) later in the week. We've done a couple of walks in the area in the past and we know that it's nice lane and coastal path territory. If the weather holds it will be lovely. There are also plenty of 'covered' things to do if the weather falls in completely.
Only one more 'get up'! Jx