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Weekend Breaks

Weekend Breaks in London especially weekend theatre breaks.

Contents
Wyming Brook Gorge Sheffield
Canal Boat Holidays
Fly Fishing in Wales
London Weekend Breaks – Shadowlands

Weekend Breaks in London especially weekend theatre breaks.

Wyming Brook Gorge Sheffield

Wyming Brook Gorge Sheffield


Wyming Brook Gorge Sheffield

Taken October 27, 2012 at 12:41 am

Wyming Brook Gorge Sheffield


Wyming Brook Gorge Sheffield

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Canal Boat Holidays

Previous Canal Boat Holidays

I’ve been going on canal boat holidays since a child, but none in the last few years and it has been long overdue to do something about that. The first trip I went on was a little Thames cruiser boat with my parents, before the locks were all manned. Then I went on a narrow boat with a youth club and years later took my own children on narrowboats and Norfolk broads cruisers. Ideally, I would like to spend spend summer months continuous cruising around the inland waterways of England and Wales. That’s part of the Location Independent Living idea but there are several steps which need to be taken first, and one of them was to take a gentle introduction to the joys of boating by way of a short canal boat holiday on the Kennet & Avon canal in rural Wiltshire, perfect for weekend breaks, on board the hotel boat Isabella

Canal Boat Holiday Weekend Pictures

Video from the long tunnel on the Kennet And Avon Canal

Canal Boat Holidays

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Fly Fishing in Wales

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Here’s somebody who knows how to enjoy a bank holiday weekend by getting away from it all and going fly fishing in Wales. The fast flowing stream is next to an ancient stone bridge in a valley out off the road between Abergavenny and Brecon in South Wales. Fly fishing requires relaxed concentration, which is also excellent practice for getting in the flow state for other activities.

The River Vyrnwy in mid Wales is also excellent for fly fishing for trout.


Fly Fishing in Wales

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London Weekend Breaks – Shadowlands


Following on from the idea of theatre breaks in London, weekend breaks are slightly trickier when you work all through week and need to unwind fast. My suggestion therefore is to sneak away as early as possible on the Friday, arriving in plenty of time to get settled in at the hotel and then go out and see something light and uplifting such as one of the popular comedies or musicals. Spamalot, Chicago, Lord of the Rings, Cabaret, Mama Mia, Fiddler on the roof etcetera. You can book the musical, hotel and train tickets all in one go to save a packet. Shadowlands Then on the Saturday afternoon or evening, if you are a true theatre lover then why not take in a second show, perhaps a serious play this time. Just opened for example, is Shadowlands.

Shadowlands at the Wyndhams

Shadowlands is a serious play about the life of author C.S.Lewis and his relationship as an older man with Joy Davidman, an American poet. It’s an extraordinary love story which is both moving and intense, somewhat tragic but also uplifting on some level. The film version won a BAFTA and the West End play is a rare treat, showing only from now until the 15th of December, 2007 having opened on the 3rd of October.

Wyndhams TheatreWyndhams Theatre is one of the grandest of the old West End theatres, which are all grade II listed buildings, both exterior and interior, on the Charing Cross Road, near Leicester Square tube station.

Guardian Review:

“I found myself more moved this time round than by the 1989 production: partly because it is rare now to find a West End play that addresses the issue of mortality, and partly because of the quality of the acting.
…this is a play about a man whose Christian faith is severely tested”

Blogger Lloyd Davis enjoyed it enough to twitter about it afterwards:

Lloyd is home having thoroughly enjoyed Shadowlands at the Wyndham’s.

Matinee theatre performances

The main performance is at 7.30pm but there are matinees at 2.30pm on Thursdays and Saturdays. If one were to book the Saturday matinee in advance therefore, or else chance being able to pick up same day tickets, then that might fit in perfectly. A full programme of theatre, comfort and sightseeing to make truly stimulating London weekend breaks with Saturday night still free for relaxing around town and Sunday afternoon to begin making a leisurely path homewards.

Theatre Breaks

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Thanks for reading Andy Roberts articles about Weekend Breaks on the DARnet Blog