Our Summer Holiday

Our Summer Holiday

Gateway Club Summer Holiday in Llandudno

So, the day finally came and after a great deal of planning, discussing, and negotiating, 16 members and 4 staff went off to Llandudno. We were driven there by Chris from A1 travel, who is always helpful to the club and liked by all the members.

The weather had been poor to say the least, but the forecast was OK for the next few days.

We picnicked in Conway and then went on to the Grande Hotel. We checked everybody into their rooms and unpacked.

After time to explore the hotel, we went in for dinner. It didn’t take long for all of us to get used to the meal routine and the hotel staff were very helpful. We watched the entertainment and danced the night away, young and old.

Tuesday the weather was so good we decided that was the day to go up The Great Orme, some of us by tram and some by cable car. From the top, the views were marvellous. We learnt quite quickly to shout a warning when the seagulls came close when Di lost her sandwich. Most of us thought that was very funny!!

We all learnt a little about the area and the sheep.

Fay designed a quiz that evening, which was won by the team called the Grande Four. Again, we danced the night away.

Wednesday, we booked the hop-on-hop-off bus and went to an open farm where the geese gaggled at us, the owls hooted and the peacock displayed. We all had a coffee and a cake, and then got back on the bus to Conway for fish and chips; well, we have to keep our strength up to……dance the night away!!

Thursday some of us went swimming and some of us shopping – rock, souvenirs, presents, new clothes – all purchased then back to the hotel for cake and fizz for James’ birthday.

We put our party clothes on for our last night, had our awards ceremony, where we say thank you to everybody for being helpful or kind or a great room buddy or a great dancer or for making us laugh. And then…..we danced the night away!!

Friday, all packed and having said “thank you and goodbye” to all the staff and the other guests (who all had lovely things to say about all our members) we ambled our way home via Woollaton Hall for a game of football, a picnic and an ice cream.

Thanks to everybody for making our holiday a great success.


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