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"Time is Money" It's not an uncommon saying. People talk about how much their time is worth and how they are willing to spend it. Like many who travel, I'd rather spend money on experiences than things. Also, like many people, I have a lot less money than I have time....read more
To DIY, Or To Not DIY Owning a B&B requires a surprisingly wide skillset. Sure, you've got to be able to make breakfast (and beds), but apart from the other myriad of jobs including marketing, accountancy, technology, gardening etc, you've also got to be pretty...read more
Alton Towers New Ride SW8 Alton Towers SW8? That's kinda confusing isn't it? I always thought SW8 was an area of London including Battersea Power Station, New Covent Garden and Nine Elms Lane. Apparently not. SW8 stands, it seems for Secret Weapon 8, Alton Tower's...read more
Robin Wight is the creator of FantasyWire Fairies and the artist behind the iconic Dancing With Dandelions sculpture. We are delighted to announce that bookings are now being taken for Robin Wight's Fantasywire ‘Show and Tell’ event at the beginning of September. We...read more
Bookable Alton Towers Bus Good news! The bus that runs directly from The Laurels to the entrance of Alton Towers is continuing in 2017. This is a daily service during Staffordshire school holidays ONLY. At other times, the Alton Towers Bus only runs at weekends....read more
Alton Towers - Big 6 Challenge 2017 Alton Towers Resort are challenging visitors to ride six of the UK’s biggest roller coasters all on one day. If you're brave enough ride The Smiler, TH13TEEN, Rita, Oblivion, Nemesis and Galactica. Anyone who achieves this can come...read more
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