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Going to Robin Hoods Bay again. Am so excited. I love it there.

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CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 01:16:41

Plus the cottage we're staying in is next to the sea/cliffs and has a little sun house at the top you can sit in and watch the waves. Nice open fire. Terrace with sea view, as have most rooms.

Dcs love it there too and Dp is beside himself. We don't live that far away tbh as are in the north but the thought of a whole week there, away from it all is blissful. It's like stepping back in time. I prefer it to going abroad. Ok so the weather isn't guaranteed but it's so steeped in history and just great smile

I think the owners of the cottage may have to eject me it looks so cosy.

RHB for anyone who doesn't know it.

We'll travel outside of RHB too, go off to Whitby and places. Definitely visit Staithes.

RHB is so hilly that I get a work out as well as a holiday. I don't feel as guilty drinking ale as I burn off the calories wink

CuriousMama Wed 16-Jan-13 08:32:04

oooggs so sorry to hear that.

BadRoly Tue 15-Jan-13 23:35:03

Oh ooogs I'm sorry hmm I love living in Cornwall but sometimes it feels like the other side of the world x

oooggs Tue 15-Jan-13 23:24:37

The distant from Cornwall to Whitby is being tested now sad my Grandad died in Whitby yesterday and I am not going to be able to make the funeral next week sad

CuriousMama Tue 15-Jan-13 22:30:41

Yes there's a whole range of it afaik? Some here.

JammySplodger Tue 15-Jan-13 21:33:52

I;ve heard about the moisturiser working but didn't know there's a spray. Is that the skin so soft range too?

CuriousMama Tue 15-Jan-13 20:07:16

Oh midges are bad aren't they? We go camping so have to suffer them a lot. The avon spray is about the only thing that seems to work?

JammySplodger Tue 15-Jan-13 15:52:41

Yep, we've had it too, enough for a nice bit of snowman building but the pavements are a wee bit slippery now.

Not sure where we're going to go this year for our hols - might venture as far a Scotland, maybe on the coast somewhere as DH is paranoid about the midges.

CuriousMama Tue 15-Jan-13 13:17:33

Yes Jammy that hill would be interesting in the snow.
Talking of which it came down heavy here. Dp and I were out shopping and it was tricky driving home.

JammySplodger Tue 15-Jan-13 10:15:26

There were people the appeared to regularly head there for Christmas, looking through the guest book. I bet it looks fantastic with snow over the rooftops, though getting up that hill would be interesting!

CuriousMama Tue 15-Jan-13 01:39:55

Am trying to talk dp into going for Christmas this year, too. It'd have to be somewhere that takes dogs though.

CuriousMama Sun 13-Jan-13 14:31:48

Meant to say I think that's why they like old historic places. They'd shun a theme park in favour of RHB and suchlike.

CuriousMama Sun 13-Jan-13 14:30:59

Sounds lovely Jammy. It's great for little ones. Mine are older and love it too. I think it may be because they were weaned on NT and English heritage from babies. DS2 was in a castle at 6 days old (in sling). They both love visiting them still now.

JammySplodger Sun 13-Jan-13 08:40:06

We had a week there the summer before last and stayed in the town itself at the bottom of the hill, and had a great time! We loved the beach with the sand and rock pools and fossils (something to keep all of us happy) and the town itself is lovely. Loved trips into Whitby too.

We've not been abroad in about 5 years. While the boys are small we figured all we need is a nice beach and a few ruined castles to run round, plus long journeys are really quite stressful.

We might venture to France or Germany next year but mainly as we have friends out there. Still plenty of bits of the UK we've never visited!

Emandlu Sun 13-Jan-13 08:33:02

sad That's a huge shame Alldirections

usualsuspect Sun 13-Jan-13 00:09:38

The view of robin hood bay from ravenscar is fantastic.

CuriousMama Sat 12-Jan-13 23:40:54

Have you been before Jammy?

People are shocked I prefer it to abroad. I like the sun as much as anyone but prefer history tbh.

JammySplodger Sat 12-Jan-13 20:57:37

Very jealous OP!

CuriousMama Sat 12-Jan-13 20:56:02


AllDirections Sat 12-Jan-13 20:51:44

Whitby Wizard closed down last year sad

Durham is gorgeous - can't wait to go back there.

Emandlu Sat 12-Jan-13 20:46:49

Have you been to the Whitby Wizard? It's a tiny hands on science experiments place for kids, and if you get the guy talking who owns it he will tell you all about his arctic exploration.

When I say it is tiny, there is only one room but he has a lot of stuff in there. My kids love it, we should go there again thinking about it!

IAmLouisWalsh Sat 12-Jan-13 20:45:35

Love RHB and Whitby. Have you walked through Mulgrave Woods at Sandsend? Very, very lovely.

And Durham is fab, of course. Biased a bit, mind...

CuriousMama Sat 12-Jan-13 20:43:48

Yes thanks we love the Humble pie and mash, did you know dogs are allowed in there too? Makes a nice change smile I've been to Whitby lots as don't live that far, around 47 miles.
perplexed grin at your brother. He should do a pastry course if he likes it so much? I feel the secret is to put lard in it and a good quality one too.

BadRoly Sat 12-Jan-13 20:42:14

ooogs I am in Cornwall too but from Yorkshire originally - my Mum is still up there!

BadRoly Sat 12-Jan-13 20:39:17

Oh I am jealous - my Godmother had a cottage in RHB that my patents and grandparents used to take me on holiday to. Then me, my brother and our friends used to go. Then dh and I used to go wink and finally I was able to take my children grin. Sadly she doesn't have it any more as I loved going there - the cottage was over 4 floors with one room on each floor. We slept in the attic and listened to the seagulls on the roof.

Have a splendid holiday grin

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