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February 27, 2015

Kings Lynn Norfolk Review

Filed under: England,Facts,History,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 10:31 am

King’s Lynn Norfolk Review – The Georgian age endures in most of King’s Lynn in East Anglia, in a range of smart facades everywhere in the old heart of the town. And yet King’s Lynn, or ‘Lynn’ as it is most often called by natives, is far more olden than the eighteenth century. Lying on the east bank of the River Great Ouse, it was already a harbour by the time of the 1086 Domesday Book, at which time it was known as Luna or Lena It was granted a charter in 1204 by King John, and by thirteen forty seven it was prosperous enough to supply nineteen ships for the English fleet, at a time that London supplied twenty four.

In the Dark Ages the town was referred to as Bishop’s Lynn in fifteen thirty seven the title was altered to King’s Lynn by order of King Henry VIII. The church of St Margaret’s was originally constructed in around 1100, and it is an assortment of architectural styles, it has a ‘Gothic’ nave put up in the mid-18th century, as a storm sent the spire crashing down across the earlier nave. The Town Hall, near the church, was at first the Holy Trinity Guildhall, erected in the early 15th century.

King’s Lynn’s treasure is presented in the Regalia RoomsRooms in the medieval undercroft. The St George’s Guildhall, in King Street, was constructed in the early 14th century and is proclaimed to be the greatest medieval guildhall in the country to have survived undamaged. It is owned by the National Trust and serves as the HQ of Lynn’s annual summer time fair. The theatre in the upper area of the Guildhall carries on an ancient theatrical tradition, and it’s claimed that Shakespeare himself had performances there. Both the Guildhall and Town Hall are built of flint in an outstanding black and white chequer pattern.

Map of Norfolk East Anglia

February 16, 2015

Finding a Good Tradesman

Filed under: England,Scotland,Uncategorized,United Kingdom — needahand @ 7:35 am
Floor Tiler

Floor Tiler

Finding a Good Tradesman – Whenever you need stuff done around the house especially stuff that you don’t know anything about, it can be tricky to decide who to contact to get the work done. The common trend is to use one of the well advertised trade review websites (we like Rated People), where you can post a job and get free quotes from local tradesmen.

You can also look at reviews by former clients, to see how specific tradesmen preformed. There are a wide range of tradesmen to choose from in a huge range of trades, so you should be able to find someone in your area, for whatever you need doing.

Obviously there are more plumbers, electricians and general builders than anything, but you can also find more obscure trades like stonemasons, wrought iron metalworkers and floor tilers. So when you are looking to have some work done, pop along to a site like Rated People and see what you can find.

December 31, 2014

We Had to Call a Plumber

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , — needahand @ 11:00 am

We are currently back in the UK for Christmas and the New Year, and are staying with our daughter. Unfortunately on Christmas Eve we found water everywhere in the kitchen, due to the washing machine waste pipe overflowing (not surprised with the amount of use it gets). Now have you ever tried to get a plumber to come out on Christmas Eve? Hopefully not because it isn’t a pleasant experience, with women panicking all around you shouting “Steve DO SOMETHING”. Well I managed to call in a favour (I guess I know owe one again) and a mate came an sorted it out. Moral of the tale – don’t do any washing on Christmas Eve.

October 15, 2014

Enjoy the Delightful Coastal Town of La Zenia

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 11:11 am

Enjoy the Delightful Coastal Town of La Zenia – La Zenia, Costa Blanca a destination with sun drenched beaches, beautiful cliff-top walks and effusive, brilliant nightlife. It moreover is well known for the largest, snazzy shopping mall in the neighborhood, golf courses that will test the skill of even those with the lowest handicap and it experiences a fun, genial ambiance whatever time you choose to visit, you will without doubt just wish you were remaining here for longer. La Zenia, a vacation spot for all ages.

February 19, 2014

Local Town Centre Maps

Filed under: England,Scotland,Spain,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:28 pm

To continue with our maps theme, we have recently added some new subdomains to the main website, featuring town centre maps for the UK and various other places such as Spain and the Republic of Ireland. The UK has been split into its relevant countries with maps from England, Wales and Northern Ireland added to the Scotland section  which was done previously. So if maybe you are planning a visit to Swansea in Wales, you can get a city centre map. If you are planning a trip to Belfast in Northern Ireland, you can get a city centre map, and if you are holidaying in Torrevieja, Spain, you can get a map for here as well.

November 14, 2013

Useful Maps of Scotland

Filed under: maps,Scotland,Travel,United Kingdom,Websites — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 2:42 pm

Useful Maps of Scotland – For any of you traveling up to Scotland in the near future, we have just added a new website of town and city district maps which you might find useful. You can get a town centre map for any city and major town in Scotland, find local facilities, surrounding towns and villages, and find districts and specific areas of each town and city. For instance you can get a city centre map of Glasgow or Aberdeen, or get a district map for Alloa or Gretna. Pay a visit using the link below:

http://www.scotland.mapamundo.co.uk/

October 7, 2013

Benissa Costa Blanca

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , — needahand @ 1:28 pm

Benissa Costa Blanca – An attractive and historical town located about seventy kilometres from Alicante city, Benissa is among the oldest settlements in the area, being set amongst mountainous countryside it attracted the attention of ancient Iberians, Romans and Moors, being easier to defend against attack. The municipality of Benissa includes both rugged mountainous areas and some four kilometres of attractive coastline with numerous little coves and bays, perfect for exploring, and diving. Benissa’s well preserved old town centre is a joy to behold, and you will discover many gems in its winding streets and alleyways. If you are lucky you may visit whilst a fiesta is taking place, so you can join in with the fun and festivities.

Learn more about Benissa here: http://www.benissa.costa-blanca-spain.co.uk

Flamenca Beach Playa Flamenca Spain

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , — needahand @ 10:18 am
Flamenca Beach Playa Flamenca

Flamenca Beach Playa Flamenca

Flamenca Beach Playa Flamenca Spain:

The place where most of the action happens in the Costa Blanca resort of Playa Flamenca (Orihuela Costa), is the commercial centre called “Flamenca Beach”.

This three story commercial complex houses dozens of restaurants, shops and bars and is the place most people head in the evenings when holidaying in this popular coastal resort.

Apart from some handy little shops, a good variety of cuisines, and some decent drinking holes and pubs, there is plenty of live entertainment on offer, especially in the busy summer months.

You will find karaoke, tribute acts, and excellent local singers, so whatever your taste in music, you should find something which pleases.

Most peoples favourite is the Temple Bar, where an excellent Blue Brothers tribute act takes place most evenings (quite late), but don’t leave it till the last minute to get there, as it can get very busy. The Flamenca Beach complex stands just back from the N-332, access it by getting off at the Lidl roundabout.

Get information for Playa Flamenca here: http://www.playa-flamenca.costa-blanca-spain.co.uk/

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