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Butlins for Crumblies

sunny 14 °C

We’re now on our way to Delhi and spent our last night in England in this enormous Tudor mansion just west of London.
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But we were not the only guests this time. You don’t need a gilt-edged invitation from the Lord of the Manor to get in here; just a pension and a fat wallet. This great house, where King Henry VIII wooed Jane Seymour in 1536, has been converted into an up-market holiday camp for crumblies, (Britspeak for seniors). It’s just like a Butlin’s holiday camp of the 1950s, without the redcoats, the camp beds and the crappy food. How things have changed! The grey-haired oldies staying here today are probably the same people who stayed at Butlin’s, but now they have four-poster beds, haute cuisine and ballroom dancing. We would have stayed longer but worried that we might get used to it. Anyway, India awaits – please meet us in Delhi in a few days.
In the meantime, here’s one of the great oaks in the grounds – quintessentially England.
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If you would like to see some lovely photos of Britain, check out this web-site:
www.britainfromtheair.com

Posted by Hawkson 02:50 Archived in England

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The crumblies? Too close to the grumblies for comfort, but nice. Beats Geezers though. I always liked the Australian term - the oldies, though I think that might be for one's parents only. I will look forward to meeting you in Delhi, Bon Voyage.

by Tom

Oh you know how I miss my English stone!

by Liz Astill

Great, and great again in meeting Sheila and James (Jim,) the intrepid travellers. I must now follow their journeys across this world. We, Tiller Girl and I, do do a fine Cheese on Toast.
Have a good trip.

by D. Kaye Holland

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