Posts about "Lake District"

All the swimming pools I’ve been in since April 2015 – the rest of the UK

Published on 7 January 2020 in , , , , , ,

Keswick Pool - a great day out whatever the weather

You may be grateful to know that this series of all the swimming pools I have swum in since April 2015 is now finally reaching an end. Yep, I’ve catalogued, reviewed, provided historical context, and useless background information about swimming pools in Greater London, in Stockport and Tameside. Well now it’s time to do the rest of the UK. For there’s three. And rather nicely there’s one in England, one in Scotland, and one in Wales. Don’t worry. It won’t take long. Wales Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre It’s 2015 and we’re on holiday in the Brecon Beacons with our (then) two and a half year old son. The weather isn’t great one day. What do you do on holidays with a toddler at such times? The swimming pool! It was a half hour drive from our cottage near Crickhowell, to Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, but when we got there we found a pretty modern six lane pool, with a smaller pool and a splash area featuring one of those giant mushrooms that water trickles over, making children all excited. There was a little slide too. And a big water flume, sadly not operational during our visit. But then toddler and... View Article

Don’t worry, bus fares can be just as bonkers as train ones

Published on 19 May 2011 in , , ,

I have in the past written about the madness of train fares. My favourite is where a more flexible ticket that you can buy on the day turns out to be cheaper than a restrictive advance fare on the same train. It's completely illogical. Why would anyone want to buy a ticket with loads of strings attached above a cheaper one with far less? Then I found out it's not just train companies that are inflicted with such strangeness. You get find on the buses too.