Enjoying the bank holiday weekend

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walking in the New Forest with "friends"

It is bank holiday time and millions of us will take to the roads to visit attractions throughout our countries. The main reason must be due to the good weather, weather that a week or so ago we thought we wouldn’t see soon. The media has come out with contributory advice saying things like Majorca will be cooler than parts of the UK this weekend.
And fuel prices are down as well making people feel a little bit easier about getting away. Yet the Great Friday Getaway didn’t get much coverage on television last night as the media seemed to want to only talk about the local government elections in England.
So where might you go to make the most of the sunshine?
In St Ives in Cornwall, they will be celebrating their food and drink festival over the next few days as will Christchurch whilst at the other end of our countries, on Speyside in Moray, Scotland, there is the whisky festival. There is the Abingdon air show in Oxfordshire whilst in London, the Spanish have taken over the southbank to show us their food and country. If you prefer something “cultural” then the Machynlleth Comedy Festival has kicked off in mid-Wales and Titanic Belfast continues to attract more visitors than it thought it would achieve to its celebration of the great and doomed passenger liner. Over 800,000 people visited the exhibition in the first year alone. The coast path in Dorset might be worth avoiding due to the landslips earlier this week but the BBC announced that the slips seemed to be encouraging more people to come. Maybe they are on their way to the Fossil Festival in Lyme Regis and thought they might find a fossil or two after more cliff side was exposed.
The big poster ehibition at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden continues to attract large numbers and whilst some of those posters have evocative pictures urging you to travel to London suburbs like Kew for the gardens or “the country,” many of us will go further afield and enjoy the beaches in the south west of England, the walks through the national parks, the Skipton Waterway Festival in Yorkshire or the gardens of the National Trusts.
Whatever you do, enjoy it and make the nest of weather. Who knows how long our “summer” will last!

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