Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Tuesday

 Morning, everyone.

I had a great journey up to Thoresby Hall.  Five minutes to the A1, ten minutes off the A1 to the hall t'other end and the traffic was pretty light for such a main road.  No holdups whatsoever which was absolutely amazing.  I was a bit early but they were letting cars in so I had a little explore before unloading.  I've brought far too much, of course.  Next time I will know better.  

After unloading and unpacking, first of all I scoffed some of the goodies left for me in the room and enjoyed a cuppa coffee before pinning down certain essential services!  I found the pool and got a sheet explaining how it's all organised.  My fond hopes of an early morning swim were dashed when I learnt that the pool opens at 8:30, exactly when I have breakfast booked, and ditto for the evening as it closes at 4:30.  Never mind, there are plenty of other times.

Then I got connected up - very important - although I don't seem to be able to work out how to connect my phone.  Not to worry, I will have another go later.  It's not the end of the world; laptops are far more important.

And then I located where I'm eating.  Never say I don't have my priorities!  :-)

Finally, I went for a walk around and got semi lost - and by that I mean I couldn't find where I left the building to get back in but there are other doors!  I took some photos, of course.

For guests who refuse to obey the Covid 19 restrictions, perhaps?
It really is a very attractive place.  I wonder what its history is.

I'll be exploring some of these, for sure.
I am presuming a family pets' graveyard.  They are very old.
There's not much to see in the gardens now but it will be beautiful in the summer months.








Dinner was OK.  I wouldn't say it was anything special but it was nice.  A starter of a mini deli platter, followed by katsu curry with rice and prawn crackers and a cheesecake for dessert.  All nice, just a shame the curry had an overwhelming taste of leaf coriander and I'm one of those unlucky people to whom leaf coriander tastes of soap.  Oh, well . . .

I sat in the 'Big Hall' after dinner and listened to some cabaret.  Nice, bluesy, easy listening stuff and the pianist was great in an understated way.  I will maybe go back there again this evening.


So - what to do today?  Shall I swim and chill in the morning and explore in the afternoon or t'other way round.  Or there's a trivia quiz, an organised afternoon stroll, some line dancing ('we'll teach you some steps . . '.) and a multimedia quiz.  Oh, and a pre dinner cabaret.
Decisions, decisions!

(must locate the Pavilion Theatre)

Such a hard life, isn't it!
(and yes, I'm awake at stupid o'clock but it doesn't matter.  I have coffee . . .)


19 comments:

  1. Morning Joy, I was awake at the same time! What a lovely place, inside and out, you're going to have a wonderful time. I look forward to sharing it with you this week. Xx

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    1. Morning, Sooze. This is the life - no housework, no dishwasher to empty, no tuition to plan. Just lots of fun things to make decisions about. I could easily get used to this, you know! :-)
      xx

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  2. So nice to get away from the routine mundane chores to such a lovely place. have fun

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    1. I am, thanks, Diane. It's lovely and I'm already thinking about when to come again - there's not enough time to do everything and I'm not too far from places like Haddon Hall, the Great Oak, etc.
      xx

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  3. Sounds very luxurious - enjoy it all

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  4. Hi Joy - perhaps more for a summer visit, but there are some lovely footpaths to walk around Budby Pumping Station, which is just a couple of miles from you at Thoresby.

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    1. I will be coming back again so thanks. Another one for the list! :-)
      xx

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  5. It sounds lovely and you will have lots to do while you're there, hopefully the rain will hold off and you can enjoy the grounds a bit more. It's a shame the pool opens at breakfast time, I would have thought an early swim would have been favoured by lots of guests.

    How are the posh pot noodles tasting?

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    1. I'd have thought so but never mind. It's not a problem.

      Today's (satay rice noodles) is very tasty.
      xx

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  6. It all sounds wonderful. I hope the weather improves so you can enjoy some walks in the grounds.

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    1. I th8nk I've been lucky so far. Tomorrow (Thursday) doesn't look great but after than it seems better. Fingers crossed.
      xx

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  7. Looks like a wonderful place to stay. Enjoy.

    God bless.

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    1. It's very pleasant indeed. loads to do and such pleasant surroundings.
      xx

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  8. Looks beautiful! Hope you enjoy your stay. I'm really jealous and shall live through your postings and photos.

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  9. What a beautiful building. Enjoy your stay. X

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